Annual Security Report and Crime Statistics
Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy, Fire Safety Report, and Campus Crime Statistics Act
The Annual Security Report is prepared by the Kutztown University Police Department (KUPD) in cooperation with other campus departments and local law enforcement agencies. To comply with the federal law, the KUPD requests and collects crime statistics from local police agencies by providing the addresses of off-campus property either owned or controlled by the university or public property immediately adjacent to campus. These statistics are included with the KUPD statistics as well as those gathered from reports submitted by Campus Security Authorities (CSAs). Campus Security Authorities include not only KU police and security personnel, but also employees in many campus departments such as Housing and Residential Services, Athletics, the Health Center, Women's Center, Student Involvement and student organization advisors.
To be in full compliance with the law, KU publishes and makes available to current and prospective students and employees this Annual Security Report (ASR) containing safety and security-related policy statements and crime statistics by October 1 of each year. The report provides crime statistics for the past three years, details campus and community policies about safety and security measures, describes campus crime prevention programs, and lists procedures to be followed in the investigation and prosecution of alleged sex offenses.
Click the links below to to view the PDF version of the 2014 Kutztown University Annual Security Report or Fire Safety Report:
2014 Annual Security Report
Please send your request for a printed version to: Public Safety and Police Services, 13 Old Main, Kutztown University of Pennsylvania, Kutztown, PA 19530, ATTN: Clery Coordinator or firstname.lastname@example.org.
More Information about the Clery Act
The Crime Awareness and Campus Security Act of 1990, known as the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act), is a Federal Law enacted in 1990 that requires colleges and universities across the United States to disclose information about crime on and around their campuses. Under the watchful eye of the U.S. Department of Education, all post-secondary institutions participating in Title IV student financial aid programs are required to comply with this Act to avoid being penalized with significant fines and suspension from participation in Title IV programs.
The Clery Act provides students and families, as higher education consumers, with information they need to make informed decisions about college choice. The Clery Act was signed in 1990 and is named after 19-year-old Jeanne Clery, who was raped and murdered in her Lehigh University residence hall in 1986. Clery's parents lobbied Congress to enact the law when they discovered students at Lehigh hadn't been notified about 38 violent crimes that had occurred on campus in the three years prior to Clery's murder.
The Clery Act requires Kutztown University (KU) to provide timely warnings of crimes that represent a threat to the safety of students or employees and to make their campus security policies available to the public. The Act also requires KU to collect, classify, report, and disseminate crime data to everyone on campus and to the U.S. Department of Education annually.
For more information on the Clery Act, please visit http://clerycenter.org/summary-jeanne-clery-act.