The Clery Act and the Annual Campus Security and Fire Safety Report

The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (the “Clery Act”), imposes reporting obligations on institutions of higher education with respect to certain crime statistics, arrests, and campus disciplinary actions. Institutions are required to publish annual Campus Security Reports. Three years’ worth of statistics are included in the Campus Security Report for certain types of crimes that were reported to have occurred on campus, in or on off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by the school, and on public property within or immediately adjacent to the campus. The Clery Act and certain amendments to the Higher Education Opportunity Act also require institutions to include in that report a variety of policies and procedures regarding campus safety and security.

Daily Crime Log

The University of Alabama Police Department maintains a Daily Crime Log, which contains summaries of each day’s crime reports made to the UA Police Department. The crime log summaries include each incident’s general location, type, date, time, and disposition of the complaint. UAPD crime logs are available online through the department’s web site, at https://police.ua.edu/crime-log/.

Campus Security Authorities and their Responsibility

submit a written report of Clery Act offenses
The Campus Security Authority Training PowerPoint

 

CLERY INCIDENT DEFINITIONS

Under the Clery Act, certain crimes that occur within Clery-defined geographical areas reported to a “Campus Security Authority” must be included in the institution’s crime statistics.  A Campus Security Authority includes a campus police or security department; any individual or individuals who are responsible for campus security but who do not constitute a campus police or security department; any individual or organization specified in an institution’s statement of campus security policy as an individual or organization to which students and employees should report criminal offenses; and 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. The Campus Security Authority Training PowerPoint is provided for your review to aid you in determining whether or not you are a UA Campus Security Authority, and, if you are a Campus Security Authority, to help you understand your reporting obligations. You may log in to the LMS Training through your myBama portal to access the required Clery Act Training for CSA’s.

If you are a Campus Security Authority and you need to report a Clery Act crime, you may call UAPD’s Clery Compliance Officer at 205-347-0547, report via email to cclark@fa.ua.edu or you may submit a written report of Clery Act offenses, violations or hate crimes to UAPD using the appropriate form on this website.  If there is any doubt as to whether a crime is reportable, you should err on the side of reporting the matter.

This website contains links to The University of Alabama Annual Campus Security and Fire Safety Report and The University of Alabama Gadsden Center Annual Campus Security Report.   Both reports are also available at safety.ua.edu.  You may also request a paper copy of either report from the Office of Community Services at 205-348-8361, by e-mailing ua.police@ua.edu, or by mailing a written request to The University of Alabama Police Department, Attn: Community Services Division, Box 870180, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0180.

Student Off-Campus Trip Information

For student trips taken outside of our campus geography, it is still the responsibility of the University to report any Clery crime incidents that may occur at the locations where our students are staying. This includes both domestic and international trips. If you or your department are sponsoring a student overnight trip off campus, you need to provide the information (dates and location) to the Clery Compliance Officer (email below), so we can follow proper compliance procedures. You may also complete the necessary information through our Clery Off-Campus Trip Form.

To request a departmental training session or for any other Clery related questions or concerns, please contact the Clery Office at:

UAPD Clery Compliance Office
Chad Clark
Box 870180
Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0180

cclark@fa.ua.edu
205-347-0547

CAMPUS ALERTS

The University of Alabama Police Department strives to promote a safe environment in which to live, learn and work. The men and women of the UAPD aim to provide the highest quality law enforcement services to those who comprise our UA family.

UA notifications related to the Clery Act are issued in the following ways:

UA Alerts

The UA Alert System is activated in immediate emergency situations including certain criminal incidents, severe weather or an imminent threat to campus. You may receive telephone calls, emails and text (SMS) messages sent simultaneously to the campus community.

UAPD Campus Safety Advisories

If a serious or unique crime occurs on our campus and the possibility of a continuing threat to the campus remains without imminent danger, you will receive a UAPD Campus Safety Advisory via email. UAPD Campus Safety Advisories provide our campus family a timely notification of crimes that will aid in the prevention of similar crimes and enable people to protect themselves and heighten their safety awareness.

Public Safety Notices

While not required by the Clery Act for timely warnings, some incidents that happen off-campus may still warrant campus notification. Public Safety Notices may be sent via email for off-campus incidents that could still potentially impact you or your community.

 

Additional Resources:
UAPD Campus Alerts and Timely Warnings
Off-Campus Trip Form
UA Alert
Clery Act Handbook
Campus Safety and Security Data Tool and Report Generator
Clery Act: Clery Center for Campus Security Organization
U.S. Department of Education Campus Safety and Security

The University of Alabama Annual Campus Security and Fire Safety Report
The University of Alabama Gadsden Center Annual Campus Security Report