The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Policy and Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act) is a federal law that requires higher education institutions in the United States to disclose information regarding campus crime. Each year the University files a report of campus crime statistics with the United States Department of Education.
For each calendar year, the statistics reflect the number of reported incidents of certain crimes, as defined by the Clery Act, which occurred within Wichita State University's Clery Geography. These crimes include: homicide, manslaughter, sex offenses (including rape, fondling, incest and statutory rape), domestic violence, dating violence, stalking, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, motor vehicle theft, and arson that occurred on or near campus for the previous three calendar years. Also included are arrests and disciplinary referrals for drug law violations, liquor violations, weapon violations, and bias-related crimes.
The Clery statistics include crimes reported directly to the University Police Department, to local law enforcement agencies, and to Campus Security Authorities. Campus Security Authorities are defined by the Clery Act as university officials who have “significant responsibility for student and campus activities, including, but not limited to, student housing, student discipline, and campus judicial proceedings.” Professionally licensed mental health and religious counselors are exempt from reporting requirements while acting within their professional capacity.
Wichita State University recognizes the importance for an institution of higher learning to develop and maintain a safe and secure environment in which the academic and social pursuits of its members can be fully realized. While the University strives to provide a safe environment, criminal incidents and other emergencies may occur despite reasonable efforts.
No community's security plan can attain maximum effectiveness unless everyone contributes to making it work. Safety and security are both personal and shared responsibilities. The University encourages all crimes to be reported to its University Police Department. By accepting this responsibility, members of the University community foster a safe and secure academic environment.
For questions regarding the Clery Report contact University Police Department 316-978-3450.
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