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1 Center for P – 20 Safety and Security Campus Safety

2 The Campus Safety Office Campus Safety The Clery Act Title IX

3 Campus Safety Office History Campus Safety Office P – 20 Office

4 Campus Safety Police and Security – All of our University System of Ohio campuses have some type of dedicated security/safety function: Security Operation Local Law Enforcement Campus Law Enforcement

5 Campus Safety How Safe are our Campuses? Perceptions of students and staff

6 Campus Safety How Safe are our Campuses? Perceptions of students and staff Local Crime Statistics Clery Report Other reports

7 Campus Safety Campuses are generally very safe places Crime is relatively flat, at least over the past 6 years Urban campuses have unique challenges Community Colleges have very few crimes (reported) Campuses experience the same challenges as general society with respect to sexual assault reporting

8 The Clery Act The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (or Clery Act) Compliance is monitored by the United States Department of Education. The law is named for Jeanne Clery, a 19-year-old Lehigh University freshman The Clery Act, signed in 1990, was originally known as the Crime Awareness and Campus Security Act.

9 The Clery Act Amended in 1992, 1998, 2000 and 2008 by the Higher Education Amendments. Amended in 2013 as part of the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act (VAWA).

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11 The Clery Act The Clery Act requires colleges and universities to: Publish an Annual Security Report (ASR). To have a public crime log. * Disclose crime statistics. ​Issue timely warnings about Clery Act crimes. Devise an emergency response, notification and testing policy. Enact policies and procedures. Publish an annual fire safety report. *

12 The Clery Act The Clery Act requires institutions to disclose 3 general categories of crime statistics: 7 Clery Act Crimes; Hate Crimes—incidents motivated by bias; Arrests and Disciplinary Referrals: Weapons Violations, Drug Abuse Violations, and Liquor Law Violations.

13 Clery Act Looking Ahead – New Regulations Maintain more statistics; Clarify when an institution may “unfound” reports of crimes; Revise the definition of “rape”; Revise the categories of bias for the purposes of Clery Act hate crime reporting; Specifically address how the institution addresses incidents of Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, Sexual Assault and Stalking Provide incoming students and new employees information about primary prevention and awareness programs; Provide ongoing prevention and awareness campaigns for students and employees;

14 Clery Act Looking Ahead – New Regulations Require institutions to provide for a prompt, fair, and impartial disciplinary proceeding; Describe each type of disciplinary proceeding used by the institution; List all of the possible sanctions that may be imposed following the results of any disciplinary proceeding; Describe the range of protective measures available following an allegation of dating violence, domestic violence, sexual assault, or stalking; Stalking that crosses calendar years must be recorded in each year in which the stalking is reported.

15 Clery Act Looking Ahead – New Regulations Provide information on how to file a disciplinary complaint; Notify victims how to request changes to academic, living, transportation, and working situations and how to request protective measures; Clarify how the definitions in the FBI’s UCR Program apply to the new regulations; Revise exception to the Hierarchy Rule; Requires policy statements to address procedures for cases of dating violence, domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking; Change the definition of “proceeding”.

16 Clery Act Looking Ahead – Compliance Significant increase in the number of program reviews: 2011 – 2X the reviews it performed in the previous 2 years Last 5 years – Nearly 2X the reviews of the first 20 years Compliance teams more robust = greater capacity (and they’re GOOD) Reviews more comprehensive

17 Clery Act Looking Ahead – Policy Statements O

18 Clery Act Looking Ahead – Policy Statements 63 The current number of policies required under Clery 32 The number of new policies required by VAWA 7 Of the 32, the number of policies that are revisions

19 Clery Act Looking Ahead – Policy Statements 88 The NEW number of policies required by Clery

20 Clery Act For the consumer, stats are not easily accessible They reside in a cumbersome database that does not provide easy-to-read comparisons or analysis Many of the stats that matter most to students, parents and campus community members aren’t collected Crime happens off-campus Crime is often under- or unreported Sexual violence underreporting is significant (<5%) Other factors impact collection and disclosure

21 Title IX Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (Title IX), 20 U.S.C. §§ 1681 et seq., prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in education programs or activities operated by recipients of Federal financial assistance.

22 Title IX Sexual violence is a form of sexual harassment prohibited by Title IX. -Sexual violence refers to physical sexual acts perpetrated against a person’s will or where a person is incapable of giving consent due to the victim’s use of drugs or alcohol -An individual also may be unable to give consent due to an intellectual or other disability -May include rape, sexual assault, sexual battery, and sexual coercion, domestic violence, dating violence, stalking

23 Title IX “eliminate the harassment”

24 Title IX “eliminate the harassment” Take immediate action to eliminate the harassment Prevent its reoccurrence Address its effects

25 Title IX Respond Investigate Report Title IX protects students from sexual harassment in an institution’s education programs and activities, including: -All academic, educational, extracurricular, athletic, and other programs of the institution -On-campus, off-campus, in transit, sponsored at other locations, etc.

26 Title IX What Institutions Must Do Appoint Title IX Coordinators Training for administrators, teachers, staff, and students (ensure they understand sexual harassment and violence) Those involved in implementing Title IX grievance procedures must have training or experience in handling complaints

27 Title IX What Institutions Must Do Institutions should implement preventive education programs Make victim resources, including comprehensive victim services available Institutions should develop specific sexual violence materials that include policies and resources for students, faculty, staff, and administrators

28 Title IX What Institutions Must Do Title IX coordinators must have adequate training Make victim resources, including comprehensive victim services available Law enforcement unit employees should receive training

29 Title IX What Institutions Must Do Anyone involved in processing, investigating, or resolving complaints must have training and/or experience: -Institution’s obligations to address allegations; -What constitutes sexual harassment, including sexual violence; -The institution’s grievance procedures; -How to conduct Title IX investigations; and, -Link between alcohol and drugs and sexual harassment and violence

30 Title IX – Clery Intersections Many of the Title IX requirements are now codified under Clery

31 Title IX – Clery Intersections Many of the Title IX requirements are now codified under Clery Training Reporting Awareness Title IX Coordinator

32 Title IX – Clery Intersections What’s Next? Institutional Responsibilities More Regulations Guidance X 2

33 Title IX – Clery Intersections What’s Next? To Comply: Align Resources, Leadership & Objectives

34 My Contact Information: Rick Amweg Executive Director Center for P – 20 Safety and Security saferschools.ohio.gov


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