2016 Campus Security Authority Training (Please click here to review the training presentation on the requirements and responsibilities of a Campus Security Authority) According to federal law, specifically the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, Maryville University is required to report “statistics concerning the occurrence of certain criminal offenses reported to the local police agency or any official of the institution who has “significant responsibility for student and campus activities”. Your position has been identified by federal law as a “Campus Security Authority”.
The definition of “Campus Security Authority”, according the federal law, is as follows: “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.” For example, a dean of students who oversees student housing, a student center, or student extra-curricular activities, has significant responsibility for student and campus activities. Similarly, a director of athletics, team coach, and faculty advisor to a student group also has significant responsibility for student and campus activities. A single teaching faculty member is unlikely to have significant responsibility for student and campus activities, except when serving as an advisor to a student group. A physician in a campus health center or a counselor in a counseling center whose only responsibility is to provide care to students are unlikely to have significant responsibility for student and campus activities. Also, clerical staff are unlikely to have significant responsibility for student and campus activities.
The criminal offenses that we are required to report are murder/non-negligent manslaughter, negligent manslaughter, sex offenses (rape, fondling, statutory rape, and incest), robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, motor vehicle theft, arson, domestic violence, dating violence, stalking, liquor law violations, drug law violations and weapon law violations.
We are also required to report statistics for hate (bias) related crimes associated with all the crimes listed above except domestic violence, dating violence and stalking. Additional crimes that need to be reported, only if they are associated with hate crimes, are larceny/theft, intimidation, simple assault, and destruction/damage/vandalism of property. Finally, you are required to report the above crimes only if they occur on Clery geography which is defined as on campus (including residence halls), non-campus property and public property. Please contact the director of public safety if you have any questions about campus geography.
If you are aware of any crimes listed above that occurred during the calendar year 2015 and was not reported to the public safety department, please follow the directions and complete the form below (even if you have no crimes to report). If you don’t know whether or not the crime was reported to the public safety department, then please complete the form with as much information as possible. It would be very helpful if you could provide me with the date and the location of the incident. If you don’t know the date it occurred, give me the date or time frame when it was reported to you. If you don’t know the exact location, provide as much information as you have, i.e. occurred in a residence hall, an academic building, on campus or whatever you know that will help me properly classify the crime. In addition, I need a brief description of the incident so that I can appropriately classify it in accordance with the crime definitions published by the Federal Bureau of Investigations Uniform Crime Reporting Program. Please note that it is for statistical purposes only and you are not required to provide a victim’s name.
In addition, if a serious crime that may cause an ongoing threat to the Maryville University community is reported to anyone who is defined as a Campus Security Authority, that individual should not wait until the end of the year to report that incident to the public safety department. The institution has a responsibility to notify the campus community about any crimes which pose an ongoing threat to the community, and as such, Campus Security Authorities are obligated by law to report crimes immediately to the public safety department. If there is any question about whether an ongoing threat exists, immediately contact public safety at extension 9500.
Completing the form below will take just a few seconds and your assistance will help the university in maintaining compliance with this Federal law. If you have any questions about this request or if you would like to discuss specifics about an incident, please feel free to contact me at 314-529-9564. Thank you for your assistance in fulfilling these requirements. Please complete the form below by Friday, January 29, 2016.