Insurance and Risk Management -2022

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The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, commonly referred to as the Clery Act, is a federal mandate requiring all institutions of higher education that participate in federal student financial aid programs to disclose information about certain campus policies, procedures, and crimes reported to have occurred on the campus and certain off campus locations.

The Clery Program is led by the Clery Director in conjunction with the Clery Compliance Team

Annual Security Reports

The Clery Act requires higher education institutions to disclose information about crime on and around their campuses and is enforced by the United States Department of Education.

The Clery Act requires colleges and universities to publish an annual security report by October 1. The law requires schools to make the reports available to all current students and employees, and readily available to prospective students and employees upon request.

The report contains information regarding campus security and personal safety including topics such as crime prevention, university police law enforcement authority, crime reporting policies, and disciplinary procedures. It also contains information about crime statistics for the three previous calendar years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus; in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by CSUN; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus.

Clery Report

Campus Safety Plan

Pursuant to California Education Code § 67380, each CSU campus is required to be complying by providing information regarding special safeguards that have been established for particular facilities or activities in the preceding 18 months to increase safety, and any changes in safety precautions expected to be made during the next 24 months.

Campus Safety Plan Report

Annual Fire Safety Report

The Clery Act also requires that colleges and universities publish yearly statistics and assessments regarding campus fire safety. This report contains information regarding fire safety, how to report a fire, community response to a fire incident, and fire statistics for on-campus student residential facilities for the three previous calendar years.

Fire Safety Report

Systemwide Report on Incidents

The Systemwide Report on hate incidents reported on California State University campuses pursuant to California Education Code § 67380(a)(5).

Annual Hate Incidents Report


Campus Security Authorities (CSA)

What is a CSA?

The term Campus Security Authority, or CSA, “is a Clery-specific term that encompasses four groups of individuals and organizations associated with an institution.”

  • A campus police department or a campus security department of an institution.
  • Any individual or individuals who have responsibility for campus security but who do not constitute a campus police department or a campus security department (e.g., an individual who is responsible for monitoring the entrance into institutional property).
  • Any individual or organization specified in an institution’s statement of campus security policy as an individual or organization to which students and employees should report criminal offenses.
  • An official of an institution who has significant responsibility for student and campus activities, including, but not limited to, student housing, student discipline and campus judicial proceedings. An official is defined as any person who has the authority and the duty to take action or respond to particular issues on behalf of the institution.

What is the function of a CSA?

The function of a CSA is to report allegations of Clery Act crimes that they conclude were made in good faith (meaning that there is a reasonable basis for believing that the information is not rumor or hearsay) to the Clery Director or University Police. CSAs are not responsible for determining authoritatively whether a crime took place and should not try to apprehend the alleged perpetrator.

Clery Act crimes include:

Criminal Offenses that we are required to disclose are Criminal Homicide including Murder/Non-negligent Manslaughter and Manslaughter by Negligence; Sexual Assault including Rape, Fondling, Incest, and Statutory Rape; Robbery; Aggravated Assault; Burglary; Motor Vehicle Theft; and Arson.

VAWA (Violence Against Women Act) Offenses that we are required to disclose are Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, and Stalking.

Arrests and Referrals for Disciplinary Action that we are required to disclose are liquor law violations, drug law violations, and/or illegal weapon possession.

Hate Crimes that we are required to disclose include the above-listed crimes as well as Arson, Larceny-Theft, Simple Assault, Intimidation, and Destruction/Damage/Vandalism of Property that were motivated by bias. Bias categories include race, gender, gender identity, religion, sexual orientation, ethnicity, national origin, or disability.

CSUN discloses statistics for offenses that occur on campus, in on-campus residential facilities, in or on non-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by our institution, and on public property within or immediately adjacent to our campus. If you are unsure of the location of a crime reported to you or are unsure of whether or not the location falls within our Clery geography, please still report this crime to us. It is our job to determine whether or not the information you share meets the requirements of being considered a Clery statistic and then classifying it as such.

If a CSA is in doubt as to whether a crime is reportable, please err on the side of reporting the matter.

Reports can be made by anyone to include students, faculty, staff, otherwise affiliated, local community members, visitors, and otherwise non-affiliated.

So you’re a CSA … What do you have to do?

If someone tells you about a crime, you must report when it allegedly occurred and when it was reported to you.

Ways of Reporting:

  1. Immediately call 911 if you see or experience an incident or know about a crime in progress.
  2. Immediately call CSUN Police Dispatch at 818-677-2111 if an individual reports a crime to you.
  3. Fill out the CSA Reporting Form online at: https://www.csun.edu/sites/default/files/ clery-incident-report-form.pdf

Location, Location, Location

A crime must be reported if it occurred

  • On-campus or on University property
  • In on-campus student residences
  •  On public property adjacent to the University campus
  • On certain off-campus property.*

*Some off-campus locations are deemed so closely related to the University that crimes occurring there are included in campus crime statistics. Examples: Crimes occurring at student organization properties and at University owned or controlled facilities

Clery Act Reporting Obligations

The Clery Act is an amendment to the Student Right to Know and Campus Security Act. In 1986, Jeanne Clery was raped and murdered in her residence hall room at Lehigh University. Jeanne’s parents later discovered that incidents of personal violence had been disclosed to campus administrators but were never reported to law enforcement. The law enacted in her memory is intended to ensure that students/employees and families are properly informed about campus crimes.

But what does it have to do with YOU?

  • The Clery Act requires that CSUN gathers and publishes crime data to ensure that students and others know about dangers on campus.
  • Data must be collected from “Campus Security Authorities” — That’s where you come in.

Access the Daily Crime Log

Under the Clery Act, CSUN Police must:
make the Clery Crime Log for the most recent 60-day period open to the public during normal business hours. The log lists the types of reported crime, location, date and disposition. The Clery crime Log can be accessed at the CSUN Police Station. YOU must be prepared to tell people where the log can be found. 

Daily Crime Log

Who ISN’T a Campus Security Authority?

The Clery Act does not consider the positions noted below to be Campus Security Authorities. However, University policy indicates that these employees should make reports in accordance with the CSU Mandated Reporter Policy.

  • Administrative staff not responsible for student activities (e.g., payroll, facilities)
  • Individual faculty who do NOT serve as an advisor to a recognized student organization
  •  Campus physicians or nurses whose only responsibility is to provide care to students
  • Licensed professional or pastoral counselors acting in the aforementioned role.

BEFORE Collection Information

You must advise individuals of the following:

  • “As part of my position on campus, I am a Campus Security Authority for the University. I am required to report details of the incident to the Clery Director to promote accurate disclosure of campus crime statistics. If you request confidentiality, the report will not include your name, the names of others involved, and any details that could identify you or others will not be included in the report. My report will only contain the information you provide.”
  • Do not attempt to investigate before reporting the incident to CSUN Police or the Clery Director.
  • If the person will NOT agree to talk with CSUN Police, explain that you MUST report the incident as an anonymous statistic. Identifying information about the person making the report, can generally be withheld, if requested. However, it is critical that you do not promise complete confidentiality when discussing an anonymous report.

Intervention and Assistance

It is very important to ensure individuals making reports that CSUN cares about them and that we have many support services available on campus and in the university area. Please direct them to or assist them in contacting advocacy services.

Confidential Resources

KLOTZ  Student  Health  Center - 818-677-3666

Care Advocates - 818-677-7492

University Counseling Srvs - 818-677-2366
after hours urgent care

Strength United 24/7 Hotline - 818-886-0453

Crisis Text line 24/7 - text Start to 741741

Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network - 800-656-HOPE(4673)

Suicide Prevention Hotline - 800-273- TALK (8255)

 

Non-Confidential Resources

CSUN Police Department:

Emergency (TEXT or call) - 911

Non-emergency - 818-677-2111

We Tip Hotline - 818-677-TIPS (8477)