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Clery Act and PA Uniform Crime Reporting

Clery Act Compliance

The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act) requires higher education institutions to publicly report crimes that occur on their campuses. In compliance with the Clery Act, Drexel University publishes an annual security report containing important safety information and crime statistics for the previous three years within set geographic boundaries (note that these boundaries may differ from the campus patrol boundaries). This data includes crimes that have occurred on campus, in certain non-campus buildings or properties that are owned or controlled by Drexel University, and on public property within or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus.

The U.S. Department of Education Handbook for Campus Crime Reporting assists universities and colleges in meeting the Clery Act requirements. Under the law, a crime is reported when a victim, witness, other third party, or even the offender brings it to the attention of a Campus Security Authority (CSA) or local law enforcement personnel. A CSA is an individual within the Drexel community who has significant responsibility for student and campus activities. CSAs should report crimes immediately by calling 215.895.2222 or 911 and complete a CSA Crime Statistics Reporting Form. Please visit the Campus Security Authority page for more detailed information about CSA responsibilities.

Clery Act Annual Security and Fire Safety Reports

Pennsylvania Uniform Crime Reporting

The Pennsylvania College and University Security Act of 1988 governs the responsibility of Pennsylvania institutions of higher education to report crime statistics and rates and to provide descriptions of security policies and procedures to applicants, matriculated students and employees. Each institution is required annually to report crime statistics and rates to the State Police for publication in the Pennsylvania Uniform Crime Report. Colleges and universities are required to maintain a daily log of campus crime activity and make it available for public review.

If you believe there has been a violation of one or more of the provisions of the Pennsylvania College and University Security Information Act, you may file a complaint at the Department of Public Safety. The complaint will be forwarded to the Vice President of Public Safety, who will respond in writing to the complainant within five business days from the date the complaint is received. If, after receiving the reply to the complaint, you still feel that a violation has been committed and not corrected, you may appeal to the Executive Vice President, Treasurer and Chief Operating Officer.

Drexel University PA Uniform Crime Statistics