Campus Security Authority

Reporting of Clery Crimes

Campus Security Authorities should immediatley call 513-529-2222 to report a Clery Crime to law enforcement or immediately complete and submit the CSA Incident Report Form

What is the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act?

The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act is the landmark federal law, originally known as the Campus Security Act that requires colleges and universities across the United States to disclose information about crime on and around their campuses. Because the law is tied to participation in federal student financial aid programs it applies to most institutions of higher education both public and private. It is enforced by the U.S. Department of Education. The "Clery Act" is named in memory of 19 year old Lehigh University freshman Jeanne Ann Clery who was raped and murdered while asleep in her residence hall room on April 5, 1986. Jeanne's parents, Connie and Howard, discovered that students hadn't been told about 38 violent crimes on the Lehigh campus in the three years before her murder. They joined with other campus crime victims and persuaded Congress to enact this law, which was originally known as the "Crime Awareness and Campus Security Act of 1990."

Why have I been designated as a Campus Security Authority?

Miami University has designated you a Campus Security Authority based on your significant responsibility for Student and Campus Activities. You have been identified in the Annual Security and Fire Safety Report as an individual or organization to which students and employees should report criminal offenses to if they do not wish to report them directly to the police.

Crimes to be reported:

Murder and Non-negligent Manslaughter

The willful (non-negligent) killing of one human being by another.

Manslaughter by Negligence

The killing of another person through gross negligence.

Sex Offenses

Any sexual act directed against another person, without the consent of the victim, including instances where the victim is incapable of giving consent.
  • Rape is defined as penetration, no matter how slight, of the vagina or anus with any body part or object, or oral penetration by a sex organ of another person, without the consent of the victim. This definition includes any gender of victim or perpetrator. (Rape now includes Sodomy and Sexual Assault with object)
  • Fondling is defined as the touching of the private body parts of another person for the purpose of sexual gratification, without the consent of the victim, including instances where the victim is incapable of giving consent because of his/her age or because of his/her temporary or permanent mental or physical incapacity
  • Incest is defined as non-forcible sexual intercourse between persons who are related to each other within the degrees wherein marriage is prohibited by law.
  • Statutory Rape is defined as non-forcible sexual intercourse with a person who is under the statutory age of consent. If force was used to threatened, or the victim was incapable of giving consent because of his/her youth, or temporary or permanent mental impairment, the offense should be classified as forcible rape, not statutory rape.

Robbery

The taking or attempting to take, anything of value under confrontational circumstances from the control, custody, or care of another person by force or threat of force or violence and/or by putting the victim in fear of immediate harm.

Aggravated Assault

An unlawful attack by one person upon another wherein the offender uses a weapon or displays it in a threatening manner, or the victim suffers obvious severe or aggravated bodily injury involving apparent broken bones, loss of teeth, possible internal injury, severe laceration, or loss of consciousness.

Burglary

The unlawful entry into a building or other structure with the intent to commit a felony or a theft.

Motor Vehicle Theft

The theft of a motor vehicle.

Arson

To unlawfully and intentionally damage, or attempt to damage, any real or personal property by fire or incendiary device.

Domestic Violence

The term domestic violence includes felony or misdemeanor crimes of violence committed by a current or former spouse of the victim, by a person with whom the victim shares a child in common, by a person who is cohabitating with or has cohabitated with the victim as a spouse, by a person similarly situated to a spouse of the victim under the domestic or family violence laws of the jurisdiction receiving grant monies, or by any other person against an adult or youth victim who is protected from that person's acts under the domestic or family violence laws of the jurisdiction.

Dating Violence

The term dating violence means violence committed by a person (A) who is or has been in a social relationship of a romantic or intimate nature with the victim; and (B) where the existence of such a relationship shall be determined based on a consideration of the following factors:

  • The length of the relationship.
  • The type of relationship.
  • The frequency of interaction between the persons involved in the relationship.

The term dating partner refers to a person who is or has been in a social relationship of a romantic or intimate nature with the abuser, and where the existence of such a relationship shall be determined based on a consideration of (A) the length of the relationship;(B) the type of relationship; and (C) the frequency of interaction between the persons involved in the relationship.

Stalking

The term stalking means engaging in a course of conduct directed at a specific person that would cause a reasonable person to

  • fear for his or her safety or the safety of others; or
  • suffer substantial emotional distress.

All hate crimes involving personal injury, theft, intimidation and destruction, damage, or vandalism of property

Hate crimes are those crimes that manifest evidence that the victim was intentionally selected because of the victim’s actual or perceived race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, ethnicity, national origin or disability. Crimes listed above as well as crimes of Larceny-theft, Simple Assault, Intimidation, and Destruction, Damage, or Vandalism of property that may show evidence of a hate crime, as well as other crimes involving bodily injury in which the victim was selected based on the aforementioned characteristics.

  • Larceny Theft is the unlawful taking, carrying, leading, or riding away of property from the possession, or constructive possession, of another person
  • Simple Assault is an unlawful physical attack by one person upon another where neither the offender displays a weapon, nor the victim suffers obvious severe or aggravated bodily injury involving apparent broken bones, loss of teeth, possible internal injury, severe laceration, or loss of consciousness
  • Intimidation is to unlawfully place another person in reasonable fear of bodily harm through the use of threatening words and/or other conduct, but without displaying a weapon or subjecting the victim to actual physical attack
  • Destruction, Damage, or Vandalism of Property is to willfully or maliciously destroy, damage, deface, or otherwise injure real or personal property without the consent of the owner or the person having custody or control of it

Arrests and Referrals for Liquor Law Violations

The violation of state laws or local laws/ordinances prohibiting the manufacture, sale, purchase, transportation , possession and use of alcoholic beverages.

Arrests and Referrals for Drug Law Violations

The violations of state and local laws, specifically those related to the unlawful possession, sale, use, growing, manufacturing or making of narcotic drugs.

Arrests and Referrals for Weapons Law Violations

The violation of laws or ordinances prohibiting the manufacture, sale, purchase, transportation, possession, concealment, or use of firearms, cutting instruments, explosives, incendiary devices, or other deadly weapons.

Locations of Crimes

On Campus

Any building or property owned or controlled by an institution within the same reasonably contiguous geographic area and used by the institution in direct support of, or in a manner related to, the institution’s educational purposes, including residence halls; and Any building or property that is within or reasonably contiguous to paragraph (1) of this definition, that is owned by the institution but controlled by another person, is frequently used by students, and supports institutional purposes (such as a food or other retail vendor).

What does this mean? A building or property that an institution owns, rents or leases is considered to be “controlled by” the institution. A building or property that is owned by a third party that has a written contract with the institution is also considered to be controlled by the institution.

On Campus Residential Facilities

On-campus property that is specifically and primarily used for students accommodations. 

Non Campus

Any building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or Any building or property owned or controlled by an institution that is used in direct support of, or in relation to, the institution’s educational purposes, is frequently used by students, and is not within the same reasonably contiguous geographic area of the institution.

What does this mean? Any building or property that is either owned or controlled by an officially recognized student organization is considered to be a “non-campus” location. Whether the building or property is located on campus or off campus is irrelevant. If it is owned or controlled by recognized student organization, it is non-campus for Clery Act purposes.

Public Property

All public property, including thoroughfares, streets, sidewalks, and parking facilities, that is within the campus, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from campus.

How do I report the crime?

If a person reveals to you that they have been a victim, witness or perpetrator of an incident that might involve a crime, (reportable or otherwise) please immediately contact the Miami University Police at 513-529-2222. Reporting a crime to police does not mean that charges must be filed; instead, it allows victims, witness or perpetrator to discuss with police options for handling an incident and helps police obtain accurate information for statistical reporting. It is very important that information revealed to you is reported to the Miami University Police Department. That information is evaluated and it is determine if immediate notification should be issued to students, faculty and staff regarding the criminal activity. The timely warning notification will alert individuals about certain crimes in and around our community that may present a threat to the campus community and to heighten safety awareness. The CSA Incident Report Form is to aid you in writing down important details for statistical information. We would like to see the date and the location of the incident as well as a brief description of the incident so that we can appropriately classify it in accordance with the crime definitions published by the Federal Bureau of Investigations Uniform Crime Reporting Program. Even, if you don't have all the information for the form please still submit what you do have.

Why it is important to Miami University?

Miami University gathers crime statistics from all six campuses on an annual basis to complete our Annual Security and Fire Safety Report (ASR). The ASR is an annual report with statements of campus security policy and crime statistics available to current and prospective students and employees by October 1st of each year. The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report for Miami University can be found at http://miamioh.edu/campus-safety/annual-report/index.html

Keeping accurate crime statistics will help Miami University know where to provide prevention programs and safety awareness programs to help keep the campus safe. By keeping the campus safe students and other campus community members will have a secure environment to study in, work in, and engage in recreation.
Contact: Lori Minges at mingesla@MiamiOH.edu or 513-529-1936