Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act)
The “Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act,” commonly referred to as the “Clery Act,” is a federal law that requires institutions of higher education in the United States to disclose campus security information, including crime statistics for the campus and surrounding areas.
The personal safety and security of every member of the university community is of paramount concern to all at the University of Texas Health Science Center. In keeping with this concern, each year the university publishes the Annual Security Report (ASR) informing the campus about programs and services to enhance campus security, crime statistics, and student disciplinary referrals for certain crime-related conduct.
If you would like a paper copy sent to you, please contact the Office of Student Affairs at 817-735-2508 or Trisha.VanDuser@unthsc.edu.
Campus Security Authorities (CSAs)
In order to ensure all criminal activity is disclosed, the Clery Act requires UNTHSC to identify individuals and organizations to which crimes may be reported as a result of their position with UNTHSC. These individuals and organizations are called Campus Security Authorities (CSAs). Click HERE to review the CSA Handout with important HSC Contact Information.
Who is considered a UNTHSC CSA?
- Members of the UNTHSC Police Department
- Individuals who have responsibility for campus security but are not members of the UNTHSC Police Department. An example would be an individual that monitors the entrances into buildings and property or acts as event security.
- An individual or organization specified by the UNTHSC’s statement of campus security policy as someone that students should report criminal offenses.
- Individuals who have a significant responsibility for student and campus activities, including but not limited to, student discipline, and campus judicial proceedings.
Who is not considered a CSA?
- A faculty member who does not have any responsibility for students and campus activity beyond the classroom.
- Clerical staff; facilities or maintenance staff.
- Any support position that does not have significant responsibility for students and campus activities.
Click HERE for the CSA Training Slides.
Reporting a Crime
CSAs are required to immediately notify the UNTHSC Police of alleged crimes reported to them. These reports will be used by UNTHSC to:
- Fulfill its responsibility to annually disclose Clery crime statistics;
- To issue timely warnings for Clery crimes that pose a threat to the campus community; and
- To enter information in the Daily Crime Log.
The following information should be obtained from anyone reporting a crime to a CSA. The answers to these questions can provide valuable information that will assist in the criminal investigation, annual reporting requirements, and the issuance of a timely warning to the UNTHSC community if appropriate.
- Who was involved?
- What occurred?
- Where did it occur?
- When did it occur?
- How did it occur?
What is a Clery Crime?
Any Clery crime listed below that is reported to a CSA must immediately be reported to the UNTHSC Police Department.
- Criminal homicide (Murder/non-negligent manslaughter and negligent manslaughter)
- Sex offenses (Rape, fondling, incest, and statutory rape)
- Aggravated assault
- Motor vehicle theft
- Domestic Violence
- Dating Violence
- Liquor law violations
- Drug abuse violations
- Weapons violations
- Hate crimes
Clery Crimes that occur in the Clery geography below are required to be reported:
- On Campus: Property owned or controlled by UNTHSC that is reasonably contiguous to one another and directly supports or relates to UNTHSC’s education purpose.
- Public Property: All public property that is within the same reasonably contiguous area, such as sidewalks, streets, thoroughfares, or parking, and is adjacent to UNTHSC owned or controlled properties.
- Non-campus: Buildings or property owned or controlled by UNTHSC or a recognized student organization that is frequently used by students for educational purposes and is not within the same reasonably contiguous area.
Additional Information and Resources
This page was last modified on August 10, 2018