FACULTY/STAFF REPORTING CRIME AS CAMPUS SECURITY AUTHORITY
The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act final rule of November 1, 1999 designates certain members of the university community as Campus Security Authorities. This group includes but is not limited to: a dean of students who oversees student housing, a student center, or student extra-curricular activities; or a director of athletics, team coach, or a faculty adviser to a student group. The following are probably not campus security authorities: a single teaching faculty member (other than an adviser to a student group); or a physician in a campus health center or a counselor in a counseling center whose only responsibility is to provide care to students; or campus clerical staff.
According to federal law, the University Police is required to report statistics concerning the occurrence of certain criminal offenses reported to the University Police or any Campus Security Authority. If you are a Campus Security Authority, click here to report a crime statistic.
The criminal offenses that we are required to report are murder/non-negligent manslaughter; negligent manslaughter; sex offenses (forcible and non-forcible); robbery; aggravated assault; burglary; motor vehicle theft; arson; liquor law violations; drug violations; and/or illegal weapons possession. We are required to report offenses that occur on campus, in residence facilities, in non-campus property utilized by the institution and on public property adjacent to the campus.
Crime Definitions Used For This Reporting Program:
Murder/Non-Negligent Manslaughter: The willful (non-negligent) killing of one human being by another. NOTE: deaths caused by negligence, attempts to kill, assaults to kill, suicides, accidental deaths, and justifiable homicides are excluded.
Negligent Manslaughter: The killing of another person through gross negligence.
Sex Offenses-Forcible: Any sexual act directed against another person, without the consent of the victim, including instances where the victim is incapable of giving consent.
- Forcible Rape – The penetration, no matter how slight, of the vagina or anus with any body part or object, or oral penetration by a sex organ of another person, without the consent of the victim.
- Forcible Sodomy – Oral or anal sexual intercourse with another person, without the consent of the victim, including instances where the victim is incapable of giving consent because of his/her age or because of his/her temporary or permanent mental or physical incapacity.
- Sexual Assault With An Object – The use of an object or instrument to unlawfully penetrate, however slightly, the genital or anal opening of the body of another person, without the consent of the victim, including instances where the victim is incapable of giving consent because of his/her age or because of his/her temporary or permanent mental or physical incapacity.
- Forcible Fondling – The touching of the private body parts of another person for the purpose of sexual gratification, without the consent of the victim, where the victim is incapable of giving consent because of his/her age or because of his/her temporary or permanent mental incapacity.
Sex Offenses – Non-forcible: Unlawful, non-forcible sexual intercourse.
- Incest – Non-forcible sexual intercourse between persons who are related to each other within the degrees wherein marriage is prohibited by law.
- Statutory Rape – Non-forcible sexual intercourse with a person who is under the statutory age of consent.
Robbery: The taking or attempting to take anything of value from the care, custody or control of a person or persons by force or threat of force or violence and/or by putting the victim in fear.
Aggravated Assault: An unlawful attack by one person upon another for the purpose of inflicting severe or aggravated bodily injury. This type of assault usually is accompanied by the use of a weapon or by means likely to produce death or great bodily harm. It is not necessary that injury result from an aggravated assault when a gun, knife or other weapon is used which could or probably would result in a serious potential injury if the crime were successfully completed.
Burglary: The unlawful entry of a structure to commit a felony or a theft. For reporting purposes this definition includes: unlawful entry with intent to commit a larceny or a felony: breaking and entering with intent to commit a larceny; housebreaking; safe cracking; and all attempts to commit any of the aforementioned.
Motor Vehicle Theft: The theft or attempted theft of a motor vehicle. (Classify as motor vehicle theft all cases where automobiles are taken by persons not having lawful access, even though the vehicles are later abandoned, including joy riding.)
Arson: The willful or malicious burning or attempt to burn, with or without intent to defraud, a dwelling house, public building, motor vehicle or aircraft, or personal property of another kind.
Domestic Violence: A crime of violence committed by a current or former spouse or intimate partner of the victim; by a person with whom the victim shares a child in common; by a person who is cohabitating with or has cohabitated with the victim as a spouse or intimate partner.
Dating Violence: Violence committed by a person who is or had been in a social relationship of a romantic or intimate nature with the victim. The existence of such a relationship shall be determined by the victim. Does not include acts covered under domestic violence.
Stalking: Engaging in a course of conduct (two or more acts) directed at a specific person (by any action) that would cause a reasonable person to fear for his or her safety or the safety of others or suffer substantial emotional distress.
Hate: The crimes noted above and also Larceny/Theft, Simple Assault, Intimidation, and damage or vandalism of property or other crimes involving bodily injury in which the victim is intentionally selected because of the actual or perceived race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, ethnicity, or disability of victim shall be reported according to the category of prejudice.
Campus Security Authorities are required by federal law to report the above listed crimes that they have direct knowledge of or have been informed about. The required reporting can be accomplished by clicking here. The information is for statistical purposes.