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Latin America Campus – San Marcos, Nicaragua

The Keiser University Latin America Campus located in San Marcos, Nicaragua has the following security procedures in place:

Safety and security guidelines for students, staff and faculty are posted on the university website.

Any scheduled evening or weekend meetings require a member of the staff or faculty to be present and responsible for the maintenance of all security procedures.

Crime Prevention

The following crime prevention measures are recommended by the university:

  • Stay alert and know your surroundings.
  • Lock your car and do not leave any valuables in your car.
  • Park in well lighted areas.
  • At night avoid dark and isolated areas. If possible do not walk to your car alone.
  • Do not leave your personal property unattended. Personal Property brought into the facility for personal or business use is not covered under Keiser University’s Insurance policy.

The campus also has licensed security guards on premises for the timeframe corresponding to both day and evening classes.

Personal Property brought into the office for personal or business use is not covered under Keiser University’s Insurance Policy. Therefore, be aware that personal property is brought into the office at your own risk. Cars parked in the parking lot should be locked as a matter of routine

Missing Residential Student Policy

Keiser University takes student safety seriously. The following policy and procedure has been developed in order to assist locating Keiser University student(s) living in university-owned, on-campus residence halls, who have been determined to be missing based upon the facts and circumstances of the university. Most missing person reports are a result of a student changing his/her routine without informing their roommates and/or friends. Anyone who believes a student to be missing should report their concern to University Officials (either a member of the Residence Life staff or a member of university security). Every report made will be followed up with an investigation once the student has been missing for 24 hours. Dependent on the circumstances, parents may be notified. If the missing student is under the age of 18 and is not an emancipated individual, Keiser University will notify the student’s parent or legal guardian immediately. At the beginning of the academic year, residential students will be asked to provide, on a voluntary basis, emergency contact information in the event that the student is reported missing while enrolled at Keiser University.

Residence Hall Safety

The Residence Life staff and the University Security Department work in partnership to provide residents with a number of safety measures. These resources include ongoing educational programs, safety-related policies, educational sanctions for violations of policies, and staff assistance in dealing with security problems and emergencies.

The Residence Life Staff gives a high priority to the security needs of the residents. Resident Assistants receive training in crisis management, in dealing with critical incidents, and in monitoring facilities. The Residence staff make routine checks of floors and buildings. Security concerns are reported to the appropriate people, i.e. University Security, or the Residential Life Staff.

Residents are the most important aspect of the cooperative effort to provide a safe and secure community. Residents are encouraged to be aware, be vigilant and keep doors locked at all times. Remember, the safety and security of the housing community is everyone’s responsibility.

Overview of HEOA Fire Safety Requirements

Keiser University is required to comply with the Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA) provisions regarding fire safety. The HEOA of 2008 (Pub. L. 110-315), signed into law on August 14, 2008, amends the Higher Education Act of 1965. The act is codified within 20 USC § 1092(i) and published as 34 CFR 668.49, Institutional Fire Safety Policies and Fire Statistics.

In accordance with HEOA fire safety provisions, each year, beginning in 2009, the University, and all Title IV institutions, must maintain a fire log and release an annual Fire Safety Report to the campus community. Title IV institutions must be in compliance with the act’s fire safety policies and fire statistic requirements as of October 1, 2011, with 2009 as the first calendar year of mandatory compliance. For more information about the act, go to

The act has three fire safety policy and fire statistics requirements, which mandate the following for Title IV institutions:

  1. Maintain a fire log;
  2. Report fire statistics to the Secretary of Education;
  3. Publish an annual Fire Safety Report.

All three provisions pertain only to fire statistics record keeping and fire safety procedures for residence halls owned by the institution or located on the institution’s campus. The act does not, at the time of this report’s issuance, apply to other campus facilities. The fire log must include the date, time, location, and nature of all fires in university-owned or controlled residential buildings. All fire data must be recorded in the log within two business days of the fire’s occurrence. AMU’s HEOA-compliant fire log is maintained by the AMU Security Department. A paper copy of the log is available, upon request, at Security.

The HEOA directives effective at the time of this report’s publication apply only to residence halls owned and/or operated by the university. Keiser University–owned residence hall and all other campus buildings are also subject to building fire safety code as promulgated by the Emergency Management Services of San Marcos Nicaragua.

The Annual Fire Safety Report is produced by Keiser University and the Annual Fire Safety Report is enclosed.

Notice, Availability, and Location of the Annual Fire Safety Report

The Campus Annual Fire Safety Report by October 1 of each year. The HEOA requires that all enrolled students and current employees receive either the Annual Fire Safety Report in its entirety or receive notice of the report’s availability and location. This information is conveyed to all enrolled students and current employees via e-mail in advance of the report’s publication. The report is available for download on the Keiser University website:

The Fire Safety Report must also be available to prospective university students, faculty, and staff. Details of the report therefore appear at the following Keiser University website:

Prospective students have access to this report by entering the Keiser University website at:

Residence Hall Fire Safety Systems

Keiser University owned and operated 1 residence hall at the San Marcos Nicaragua campus. The campus residence hall meets the government requirements for Fire Safety.

Mandatory, Supervised Fire Drills

Mandatory, supervised fire drills are conducted during the fall and spring semesters for the resident hall.

The fire drill tests the fire and safety procedures/systems at all levels. Upon activation of the fire alarm, students are expected to evacuate and gather at a predetermined location. Residence Life and Dining staff conducts a review of fire safety for the student body, while Security and Facilities Management personnel conduct a sweep of the hall.

The Keiser University Life Safety Administrator conducting the drill makes note of the details of each fire drill in a Residence Hall Fire Drill Assessment Report Assessment reports are archived in the President’s office at the San Marcos Nicaragua campus.

Keiser University students are expressly prohibited from having the following items in residence hall rooms, on carpeted areas, in hallways, or in other non-designated areas:

  • Halogen lamps
  • Appliances (popcorn poppers, toaster ovens, woks, sun lamps, hotplates, or other electric water-heating devices)
  • Refrigerators drawing greater than a 2.5 amp current
  • Any Cooking device with an open flame, any open-flame devices, including candles, incense, and open burners
  • The combined wattage from all electrical devices in a resident’s room must not exceed 850 watts.

Resident Hall Fire Safety Prohibitions

Keiser University students are further prohibited from:

  • Setting any fire within buildings or areas contiguous to the buildings;
  • Tampering with fire equipment;
  • Activating any fire alarm system under false pretenses or making fraudulent fire or emergency reports;
  • Disconnecting or tampering with any smoke detection device;
  • Running electrical wires beneath any rug or carpet;
  • Smoking anywhere other than in smoking permitted areas.

All students and employees are required to evacuate all university buildings immediately upon the sounding of a fire alarm. Students and employees are further restricted from entering a building during or following a fire alarm until receiving permission from a housing or public safety staff member.

During fire drills, the Resident Hall is swept by Keiser University San Marcos Residential Life staff and Security to assist disabled students, verify evacuation, and inspect for fire safety violations. In the event of an actual fire, the resident hall would be swept for complete evacuation and to assist disabled students by the Fire Department.

The residence hall is scheduled for semiannual fire evacuation drills in the fall and spring semesters. Evacuation drills are coordinated by the Keiser University San Marcos Resident Life staff and security.

Policies on Fire Safety Education and Training Program for Students and Employees

Fire safety training for residence hall directors and assistants is provided by the San Marcos Fire Department. Resident hall directors and assistants are also trained in evacuation procedures. Following fire drills, students are also advised on these procedures by Resident Life staff.

The San Marcos Fire Department conducts fire safety training for employees. This training includes fire survival skills, evacuation procedures, and fire extinguisher use. Fire safety training custom tailored to specific departments’ requirements is also available.

Keiser University strives to provide a safe and fulfilling resident life program on our campuses.

Fire Statistics for the Keiser University – San Marcos, Nicaragua Campus 2014

For the period of this report there were no reported incidents.

Criminal Offense – 2014 – SM On Campus Public Property
Murder / Non-negligent manslaughter 0 0
Negligent manslaughter 0 0
Sex offenses-Forcible 0 0
Rape 0 0
Fondling 0 0
Sex Offenses – Non – Forcible 0 0
Incest 0 0
Statutory Rape 0 0
Robbery 0 0
Aggravated Assault 0 0
Burglary 0 0
Motor vehicle theft 0 0
Arson 0 0
Hate Crimes 2014 – SM
Occurrences of Hate Crimes
On Campus
Race Religion Sexual Orientation Gender Gender Identity Disability Ethnicity National Origin
Murder / Non-negligent manslaughter 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Rape 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Fondling 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Incest 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Statutory Rape 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Robbery 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Aggravated assault 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Burglary 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Motor vehicle theft 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Arson 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Simple assault 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Larceny-theft 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Intimidation 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Destruction / damage / vandalism of property 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Hate Crimes 2014 – SM
Occurrences of Hate Crimes
On Campus
Race Religion Sexual Orientation Gender Gender Identity Disability Ethnicity National Origin
Murder / Non-negligent manslaughter 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Rape 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Fondling 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Incest 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Statutory Rape 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Robbery 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Aggravated assault 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Burglary 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Motor vehicle theft 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Arson 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Simple assault 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Larceny-theft 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Intimidation 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Destruction / damage / vandalism of property 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
VAWA Offenses – 2014 – SM On Campus Public Property
Domestic Violence 0 0
Dating Violence 0 0
Stalking 0 0
Arrest – 2014 – SM On Campus Public Property
Weapons-Carrying, possessing, etc. 0 0
Drug Abuse violations 0 0
Liquor Law violations 0 0
Disciplinary Actions – 2014 – SM On Campus Public Property
Weapons-Carrying, possessing, etc 0 0
Drug Abuse violations 0 0
Liquor law violations 0 0
Unfounded Crimes – 2014 – SM 0

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