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Campus Crime Information and Statistics Policy (Clery Act)

Policy Number STU-007
Effective Date December 17, 2007
Responsible Office/Person Public Safety
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Policy Statement
In 1991, the U.S. Congress passed the Student Right-to-Know and Campus Security Act, which require colleges to report the three previous years of statistics on serious crime incidents and statistics on arrests for drug and alcohol violations and weapons violations. In October 1998, President Clinton signed an amendment renaming the act the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act and requiring that all crimes motivated by hate or bias be included in the statistics.

Purpose
These publicized statistics are meant to disclose to students, employees and applicants the prevalence of campus crime. The annual report also provides the university community with policies and practices concerning security, such as: how to report sexual assault and other crime; crime prevention efforts; policies/laws governing alcohol and drugs; victims’ assistance programs; student discipline; campus resources, and other matters.

Definitions
Employees and students must be given interim crime reports that include statistics on arson, murder, forcible sex offenses, non-forcible sex offenses, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, larceny (theft), and motor vehicle theft.

Procedures
A copy of this report may be obtained on line at the following address: http:www.umassd.edu/publicsafety

Responsibility
Public Safety Office

Attachments
None.

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