REPORTING THE ANNUAL DISCLOSURE OF CRIME STATISTICS
The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, commonly referred to as the Clery Act, requires institutions of higher education receiving federal financial aid to report specified crime statistics on college campuses and to provide other safety and crime information to members of the campus community. Campuses must publish an Annual Security Report detailing statistics regarding reported crimes committed on campus and at affiliated locations for the previous three calendar years, and describing specified policies, procedures and programs regarding safety and security. This requirement of the Clery Act is intended to provide students and their families, as higher education consumers, with accurate, complete, and timely information about the safety of the campus so that they can make informed decisions.
The Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Police Department prepares an Annual Security Report to comply with the Clery Act for both the Edwardsville Campus (SIUE) and the Alton Campus (SIU SDM). The Dean of Student Affairs on the Edwardsville Campus and the Assistant Dean for Admission and Student Services at the Alton Campus are responsible for compiling referrals for disciplinary action as well as any criminal offenses that were not reported to the SIUE Police Department but brought to the attention of a “campus security authority” (see the policy referring to campus security authorities in this document) for their respective campus. These statistics are provided to the SIUE Police Department for inclusion in the Annual Report.
Incidents occurring on the Edwardsville Campus (SIUE) or the Alton Campus (SIU SDM) are under the jurisdiction of the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Police Department (SIUE PD). The exception being that incidents occurring at locations on University Park Drive, North Research Drive and South Research Drive are under the jurisdiction of the Edwardsville Police Department. The Edwardsville Police Department is canvassed by the SIUE Police Department for crimes occurring on property located on University Park Drive, North Research Drive, and South Research Drive, as well as public property that is adjacent to the Edwardsville Campus. The Alton Police Department is canvassed by the SIUE Police Department for crimes occurring on specified public property surrounding the Alton Campus as defined by the Clery Act. Both the Edwardsville Police Department and the Alton Police Department are requested to report anything they may have responded to on the campus or campus grounds that is within their geographical city limits.
Over the course of the academic year, SIUE holds off-campus classes in several different locations that are geographically located in many different local law enforcement jurisdictions. A good faith effort is made to collect crime statistics from each of these local law enforcement agencies for each location in their respective jurisdiction. These statistics are included in the Edwardsville Campus statistical report. More specific information regarding the various locations included in the Annual Security Report can be found in the following Clery Reporting Location Definitions section.
The University’s Annual Security Report is updated each year and the findings, in compliance with federal law, are reported to the Department of Education. The law states that these findings along with certain policies and procedures must be posted to the University community by October 1 of each year and can be viewed at siue.edu/securityreport.
SIUE and SIU SDM students, faculty, and staff are notified as to when the publication will be available and where it may be viewed through publications that include the Alestle (school newspaper), phone directory, the SIUE web site, and personal emails. Prospective students, prospective employees, students, faculty, and staff can review the annual report by going to
siue.edu/securityreport. For those without computer access, a paper copy of the report may be obtained from the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Administration, Rendleman Hall, Room 2228, Edwardsville, IL 62026, 618/650-2536.