What is the Clery Act?
Signed into law in 1990, the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act is a federal law that requires colleges and universities to disclose information about campus crime activity and security policies in an annual report. The Clery Act also requires that campuses make "timely warnings" to campus community members about specific types of criminal activity when an ongoing threat to persons is believed to exist.
Information disseminated in accord with Clery Act guidelines serves to inform the personal safety and college selection decisions of current and prospective campus community members. All post-secondary public and private institutions participating in federal student aid programs must adhere to Clery regulations.The Clery Act was championed by Howard & Connie Clery after their daughter, Jeanne, was murdered at Lehigh University in 1986.
What is KUMC obligated to do?
To ensure compliance with the Clery Act, KUMC must meet obligations in the following three broad categories: (1) policy disclosure; (2) records collection and retention; and (3) information dissemination.
What is Considered a Clery Act Crime?
Hate crimes must be reported by category of prejudice, including race, gender, gender identity, religion, sexual orientation, ethnicity, national origin, and disability. Statistics are also required for four additional crime categories if the crime committed is classified as a hate crime:
What Is a Campus Security Authority (CSA)?
To assist in the identification and reporting of crime on campus, the Clery Act regulations define a campus security authority as:
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How do I report a crime to KUPD?
In case of an emergency, call 911 from landlines or 913-588-5030 from cell phones to reach KUPD to report criminal incidents or emergencies on campus and to reach fire, ambulance and rescue services. Emergency telephones (blue phones) are located strategically throughout the campus and in parking structures for report of crimes in progress, suspicious persons, medical emergencies or concerns about your personal safety. Large "Emergency" signs identify the tall emergency telephones. These phones will connect you with the Police Dispatch Center at KUPD.
What Anonymous or Voluntary Confidential reporting options are available?
KUPD works in conjunction with the Greater Kansas City Crime Stoppers program to encourage the anonymous reporting of crime-related activity. Rewards are given when the information leads to an arrest and the filing of criminal charges. A KUPD detective or patrol officer investigates information on criminal activity received through confidential informants or third party reporting. You may anonymously report a crime to Crime Stoppers in one of the following ways:
If you are not comfortable identifying yourself, KUPD also offers anonymous reporting on its website, under "Ask the Chief". Tips are reviewed by KUPD Command Staff and, if appropriate, investigated by detectives.
Where can I get information on sex offenders?
The federal Campus Sex Crimes Prevention Act, enacted on October 28, 2000, requires institutions of higher education to issue a statement advising the campus community where law enforcement agency information provided by a State concerning registered sex offenders may be obtained.
For more information on Sexual Violence reporting on campus and Title IX Policy, view the Title IX and Sexual Violence website.
For additional information relating to Clery Act Compliance, the KUMC Clery Compliance personnel can be reached by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We depend on your assistance and cooperation to keep the KUMC campus as safe as possible. Report suspected criminal activities to the KU Police Department by calling 9-1-1 (landlines), 913-588-5030 (cells), or using an emergency blue phone. Wichita and Salina Campuses, dial 9-1-1 directly.