Faculty, staff, and students
Syracuse University is in compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act. All criminal incidents are classified in accordance with federal guidelines. All crimes reported to the Department of Public Safety are recorded in the University’s crime statistics.
The Department of Public Safety requests, gathers, compiles and reports the University’s crime statistics from “Campus Security Authorities” and other sources as defined in the act from:
- 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, or any person who has the authority and the duty to take action or respond to particular issues on behalf of the institution;
- any individuals with responsibility for campus security that do not constitute a campus police or campus security department (e.g., Library and Bookstore security personnel, student employees who monitor building access, staff who monitor campus access, etc.);
- any individual or organization specified in an institution’s statement of campus security policy (in the Campus Safety Brochure) as an individual or organization to which students and employees should report criminal offenses;
- local and state law enforcement agencies;
- out of state and international law enforcement agencies.
Collection of Crime Statistics
On and Off Campus
The Department of Public Safety requests, gathers, compiles and reports statistics for:
- on campus buildings or property that are owned or controlled by the University within the same reasonably contiguous geographic area and are used by the University in direct support of, or in a manner related to, the University’s educational purposes or the building or property is within or reasonably contiguous and/or is owned by the University but controlled by another person, is frequently used by students, and supports institutional purposes
- residence halls, dormitories or other residential facilities for students
- non-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the University; or any building or property owned or controlled by the University that is used in direct support of, or in relation to, the University’s educational purposes, is frequently used by students, and is not within the same adjacent or contiguous geographic area of the University;
- public property including parks, thoroughfares, streets, sidewalks, and parking facilities, within the campus or immediately adjacent to, and accessible from the campus.
Out of State and International Sites
- The director from each site requests and gathers crime statistics from law enforcement within the sites jurisdiction and reports the data to the Department of Public Safety.
Campus Safety Brochure (Annual Security Report)
Statistics obtained from all of the above referenced sources are included in the University’s annual Campus Safety Brochure, available electronically or in print, on or before October 1, to all currently enrolled students and all employees. Notice of the Campus Safety Brochure is sent via electronic mail or US postal service prior to October 1. The report is also available to prospective students and employees upon request. Additionally, the Department files an electronic version of crime statistics with the US Department of Education.
In conjunction with the Office of News Services, the Department of Public Safety issues timely warnings to alert the campus community about crimes that pose a serious or continuing threat to safety. As soon as the pertinent information is available, alerts are distributed by email and paper format.
The Department of Public Safety maintains a 60-day log of reported criminal incidents available upon request. The crime log contains the nature, date, time and general location of each crime and disposition of the complaint, if known. Reported criminal incidents older than 60 days are available upon request within two business days.
Links to Procedures and Related Information
- Campus Safety Brochure
- Crime Log
- U.S. Department of Education Compliance Handbook
- Security On Campus, Inc. Website
Date: May 2007