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Federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act)

The issue of campus safety is a significant concern to many students and their families when choosing postsecondary educational institutions. To help inform students and their families about campus safety, the federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act) requires all institutions that participate in federal student aid programs under Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 to publish annual security reports disclosing specified campus crime statistics and campus security policies. The Clery Act requires these institutions to report statistics related to certain crimes, which include criminal homicides, sex offenses, robberies, and aggravated assaults, as well as to disclose or have in place a number of policies that address in part how they will respond to and prevent crimes.

Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, the Annual Security Report (ASR) can be downloaded in the resources section of this webpage or a hard copy may be requested from the Office of Equity & Diversity.

The ASR contains the security and safety-related policy statements, emergency preparedness and evacuation information, crime prevention and sexual assault prevention information, and drug and alcohol prevention programming for the previous calendar year. The ASR also contains statistics of Clery Act crimes for CSULB for the previous three years.

For questions or to request a print copy, contact the Office of Equity & Diversity at oed@csulb.edu or 562.985.8256

 

Timely Warnings

Per Executive Order 1107, and as summarized below, the primary intent of Timely Warnings is to provide members of the community with information to aid in preventing them from becoming a victim of crimes posing a serious or ongoing threat to the campus community.

CSULB will keep the campus community informed by providing a timely warning as required by the Clery Act.

Upon receiving a report of an incident reported to a Campus Security Authority (CSA) and/or the University Police Department (UPD), The Chief of Police and Clery Director (or designees) will analyze the known facts and determine whether the incident meets all of the following factors:

  1. is a Clery reportable crime;
  2. occurred on Clery geography; and
  3. poses a serious or ongoing threat to the community.

If it is determined that any of the three factors is not met, then no timely warning will be issued. If it is determined that all three factors are met, a timely warning shall be issued expeditiously.

Emergency Notifications

Per Executive Order 1107, and as summarized below, the intent of Emergency Notifications is to provide notification to the campus community upon the confirmation of a significant emergency or dangerous situation involving an immediate threat to the health or safety of students or employees occurring on the campus, a statement providing direction as to what actions should be taken to ensure one’s safety, and direction as to where additional information may be found.

Any member of the campus community with information believed to be a significant emergency or a dangerous situation that poses an imminent or immediate threat shall report the information to UPD and/or by calling “911.”

Examples include, but are not limited to, the following types of incidents:

  • Severe weather warning (e.g., flash flooding, tsunami, hurricane, etc.).
  • Environmental emergency within an on-campus facility (e.g., hazardous chemical spill, fire, earthquake, building collapse).
  • Criminal activity with an imminent threat to campus community (e.g., active shooter, murder, fleeing suspect with a weapon).
  • Health pandemic (e.g., measles outbreak, swine flu outbreak, etc.).

Once UPD has received the report, the Chief of Police, or management designee in the absence of the Chief, will confer with the appropriate public official (e.g., fire chief, health department) and any campus officials responsible for managing the on-campus emergency, if available, to confirm both: 1) a legitimate emergency or dangerous situation exists in on-campus geography; and 2) the emergency or dangerous situation poses an immediate or imminent threat to members of the on-campus community.

If both of the above factors are not met, no emergency notification is required. If it is determined that both of the above factors are met, then an emergency notification shall be issued.