Three years' worth of statistics (2013-2015) are included for Clery Act crimes that were reported on campus, in off-campus buildings or on property owned or controlled by the school, and public property within or immediately adjacent to campus. Also included are policy statements addressing crime reporting, fire safety, timely warnings, crime prevention programs and campus resource organizations.
To request a paper copy of the Annual Security & Fire Safety Report, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 719-255-3288.
Campus Security Authority crime reporting form: Federal law requires universities to notify their affiliates about any crimes that pose an ongoing threat to the community. Campus Security Authorities are obligated by law to report these crimes immediately.
What is the Clery Act?
Signed into law in 1990, the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act) is a federal law that requires colleges and universities to disclose certain timely and annual information about campus crime and security policies. All post-secondary public and private institutions participating in federal student aid programs must adhere to these regulations. The Clery Act was championed by Howard & Connie Clery after their daughter Jeanne was murdered at Lehigh University in 1986.
What is UCCS obligated to do?
To ensure compliance with the Clery Act, UCCS PD must meet obligations in the following three broad categories: (1) policy disclosure; (2) records collection and retention; and (3) information dissemination.
- Policy Disclosure - UCCS must provide the campus community and the public with accurate statements of current policies and practices regarding procedures for students and others to report criminal actions or other emergencies on campus, security of and access to campus facilities, and campus law enforcement.
- Records Collection and Retention - UCCS is required to keep campus records of crimes reported on campus to campus security authorities, make a reasonable good faith effort to obtain certain crime statistics from appropriate law enforcement agencies to include in the annual security report, and keep a daily crime log open for public inspection.
- Information Dissemination - To provide members of the campus community with information needed to make informed personal safety decisions, UCCS must provide: 1) A "timely warning" of any Clery Act crime that represents an ongoing threat to the safety of students and employees; 2) Develop and maintain a log of all crimes reported to the UCCS Police Department, ensure public access to the crime log during normal business hours, and; 3) Publish an annual security report, make the report available to all current students and employees, and ensure the annual security report is made available to prospective students and employees. UCCS must also inform the campus community where to obtain information regarding registered sex offenders, and submit annual crime statistics to the U.S. Department of Education.
What is Considered a Clery Act Crime?
- Criminal homicide (murder and non-negligent manslaughter)
- Negligent manslaughter
- Sex offenses - includes rape, fondling, incest, and statutory rape
- Aggravated assault
- Motor vehicle theft
- Domestic Violence
- Dating Violence
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:
- Simple Assault
- Destruction/Damage/Vandalism of Property
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 authority as:
- University police
- Non-police security staff responsible for monitoring university property
- People/departments designated under university policy as those to whom/which crime should be reported
- University officials with significant responsibility for student and campus activities (exempted officials include professional counselors)
Click here for more information on Campus Security Authority (CSA).
How do I report a crime to UCCS PD?
To report crimes, emergencies or seek police assistance on campus call 719-255-3111 (3111 from a campus phone).
If there is an emergency off campus call 911
What Anonymous or Voluntary Confidential reporting options are available?
The University Police cannot hold reports of crime in confidence except for victim information for sex offense related crimes, as defined in Colorado Revised Statutes 24-72-304. Occasionally, victims of crime wish to discuss a crime or other incident but do not want to give their name and/or do not want to pursue action through the criminal justice or university judicial systems. A victim can confidentially discuss a crime or incident with a wellness clinician on campus.
If you are not comfortable reporting a crime or other safety or security related concern directly to the UCCS PD, you may also choose to use the University's on-line anonymous reporting option at https://secure.ethicspoint.com/domain/en/report_custom.asp?clientid=14973 or Safe to Tell Colorado at http://safe2tell.org/. If you choose the anonymous reporting option please be aware that the report cannot be immediately viewed. If there is an immediate threat to life or safety please call 9-1-1 from a campus phone, non-campus phone or cell phone immediately.
The purpose of an anonymous report is to possibly take steps to promote safety. In addition, the University can keep an accurate record of the number of incidents involving students, determine where there is a pattern of crime with regard to a particular location, method, or assailant, and alert the campus community to potential danger. Reports filed in this manner are counted and disclosed in the annual crimes statistics for the institution.
Where can I get information on sex offenders?
In accordance to the "Campus Sex Crimes Prevention Act" of 2000, which amends the Jacob Wetterling Crimes Against Children and Sexually Violent Offender Registration Act, UCCS PD is providing a link to the Colorado Bureau of Investigations Sex Offender registry.
A person may also request a list from the Colorado Bureau of Investigation (CBI). CBI maintains the registry and is the official custodian of registered sex offenders. The CBI has established a website pursuant to 16-22-111, Colorado Revised Statutes (C.R.S.). For more information visit CBI's sex offender website at https://www.colorado.gov/apps/cdps/sor/
For Additional information relating to Clery Act Compliance, the UCCS Clery Compliance Committee can be reached by email at email@example.com