Clery Act

A commitment to transparency is the foundation of our Division. We believe that an informed campus community is powerful, and by educating ourselves on the challenges we face, we can work toward an environment of safety, security and continuous growth.

The up-to-date, accurate reports we provide align with our values and the Clery Act of 1990, which requires institutions of higher education to disclose criminal offense, hate crime, arrest and disciplinary referral statistics based on the definitions provided by the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s (FBI’s) Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program. These definitions are from the FBI’s UCR program, the FBI’s National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS), the FBI’s Uniform Crime Reporting Hate Crime Data Collection Guidelines and Training Manual or from definitions provided by the Violence Against Women Act of 1994.

  • Reportable Offenses & Definitions
    • Source: FBI's Uniform Crime Reporting Handbook - Revised 2004 (pdf)
    • Rape - The 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.
    • Incest - Non-forcible intercourse between persons who are related to each other within the degrees wherein marriage is prohibited by law.
    • Fondling- 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 incapacity.
    • Statutory Rape - Sexual intercourse with a person who is under the statutory age of consent.
    • Murder/Non-Negligent Manslaughter - The willful (non-negligent) killing of one human being by another.
    • Negligent Manslaughter - The killing of another person through gross negligence.
    • Robbery - Taking or attempting to take anything of value from the care, custody or control of a person or persons by force or threat of force or violence and/or by putting the victim in fear (Please note weapon used: firearm, knife or cutting instrument, other dangerous weapon, strong arm (hands, fists, feet, etc.).
    • Aggravated Assault - An unlawful attack by one person upon another for the purpose of inflicting severe or aggravated bodily injury. This type of assault usually is accompanied by the use of a weapon or by means likely to produce death or great bodily harm (Please note weapon used: firearm, knife or cutting instrument, other dangerous weapon, strong-arm - hands, fists, feet, etc.).
    • Burglary - The unlawful entry of a structure to commit a felony or a theft.
    • Motor Vehicle Theft - The theft or attempted theft of a motor vehicle.
    • Arson - Any willful or malicious burning or attempt to burn, with or without intent to defraud, a dwelling house, public building, motor vehicle or aircraft, personal property of another, etc.
    • Liquor Law Violations - The violation of state and local laws or ordinances prohibiting the manufacture, sale, purchase, transportation, possession or use of alcoholic beverages, not including driving under the influence and drunkenness.
    • Drug Law Violations - The violation of laws prohibiting the production, distribution and/or use of certain controlled substances and the equipment or devices utilized in their preparation and/or use. The unlawful cultivation, manufacture, distribution, sale, purchase, use, possession, transportation or importation of any controlled drug or narcotic substance.
    • Weapons 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.
    • Dating violence - Defined by the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) only requires violence or a threat of violence in a case of a relationship of a romantic or sexual nature. (not defined under C.R.S.)
    • Domestic Violence - 18-6-800.3(1), C.R.S. 2014 : “Domestic violence” means an act or threatened act of violence upon a person with whom the actor is or has been involved in an intimate relationship. “Domestic violence” also includes any other crime against a person, or against property, including an animal, or any municipal ordinance violation against a person, or against property, including an animal, when used as a method of coercion, control, punishment, intimidation, or revenge directed against a person with whom the actor is or has been involved in an intimate relationship.
    • Consent - 18-3-401(1.5), C.R.S. 2014 “Consent” means cooperation in act or attitude pursuant to an exercise of free will and with knowledge of the nature of the act. A current or previous relationship is not sufficient to constitute consent. Submission under the influence of fear does not constitute consent.
    • Stalking - 18-3-602 C.R.S.- A person commits stalking if directly, or indirectly through another person, the person knowingly:
      • (a) Makes a credible threat to another person and, in connection with the threat, repeatedly follows, approaches, contacts, or places under surveillance that person, a member of that person's immediate family, or someone with whom that person has or has had a continuing relationship; or
      • (b) Makes a credible threat to another person and, in connection with the threat, repeatedly makes any form of communication with that person, a member of that person's immediate family, or someone with whom that person has or has had a continuing relationship, regardless of whether a conversation ensues; or
      • (c) Repeatedly follows, approaches, contacts, places under surveillance or makes any form of communication with another person, a member of that person's immediate family or someone with whom that person has or has had a continuing relationship in a manner that would cause a reasonable person to suffer serious emotional distress and does cause that person, a member of that person's immediate family, or someone with whom that person has or has had a continuing relationship to suffer serious emotional distress. For purposes of this paragraph (c), a victim need not show that he or she received professional treatment or counseling to show that he or she suffered serious emotional distress.

    Sexual Assault 18-3-402

    • (1) Any actor who knowingly inflicts sexual intrusion or sexual penetration on a victim commits sexual assault if:
      • (a)The actor causes submission of the victim by means of sufficient consequence reasonably calculated to cause submission against the victim's will; or
      • (b) The actor knows that the victim is incapable of appraising the nature of the victim's conduct; or
      • (c) The actor knows that the victim submits erroneously, believing the actor to be the victim's spouse; or
      • (d) At the time of the commission of the act, the victim is less than fifteen years of age and the actor is at least four years older than the victim and is not the spouse of the victim; or
      • (e) At the time of the commission of the act, the victim is at least fifteen years of age but less than seventeen years of age and the actor is at least ten years older than the victim and is not the spouse of the victim; or
      • (f) The victim is in custody of law or detained in a hospital or other institution and the actor has supervisory or disciplinary authority over the victim and uses this position of authority to coerce the victim to submit, unless the act is incident to a lawful search; or
      • (g) The actor, while purporting to offer a medical service, engages in treatment or examination of a victim for other than a bona fide medical purpose or in a manner substantially inconsistent with reasonable medical practices; or
      • (h) The victim is physically helpless and the actor knows the victim is physically helpless and the victim has not consented.

Clery

DU’s Division of Campus Safety provides timely warnings (called “Campus Safety Crime Alerts” to the University community when a situation occurs within the University’s Clery Geography and represents a serious or continuing threat. Decisions to disseminate a warning/alert will be decided on a case-by-case basis in light of all the facts surrounding the crime and the continuing danger to the campus community. The purpose of the warning is to aid in the prevention of similar crimes by alerting the community about the incident and providing information on the actions people can take to diminish their chances of being victimized.

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Campus Safety Notices

  • Crime Alerts

    In the event that a situation arises, either on or off-campus, that in the judgment of the Division of Campus Safety, constitutes an ongoing or continuing threat, a campus-wide Crime Alert (timely warning) will be issued. The Campus Safety Crime Alert will be issued through the University’s email system to students, faculty and staff. The information will also be posted on the Campus Safety website and social media sites. The Campus Safety Crime Alert will include information to promote safety and help aid in the prevention of similar crimes. In addition, it will include information about the crime that triggered the warning, including the nature of crime, any suspect information and location of the incident. Crimes that are reported within six months of occurrence will be reviewed for Campus Safety Crime Alerts.

  • Emergency Notifications
    • The Division of Campus Safety is authorized to send emergency notifications through the selected third party vendor to the DU Community if it is determined that there is an emergency or dangerous situation that poses an immediate threat to the health or safety of some or all members of the DU Community. Situations that may warrant an emergency notification include, but are not limited to:
      • An emergency incident in progress; active shooters, bomb threats, civil unrest, and evacuations
      • Potential impending emergency incidents such as tornado warnings and other serious weather events
      • Safety messages regarding suspicious persons, area or school closures, crimes against person where the suspect is not apprehended
      • Termination messages including all clears, status updates or re-opening of campus or buildings
    • Campus Safety shall without delay and taking into account the safety of the community, determine the content of the notification and initiate the notification system, unless issuing a notification will, in the judgment of the first responders (including, but not limited to: the Denver Police Department, Denver Health, and/or the Denver Fire Department), compromise the efforts to assist a victim or to contain, respond to, or otherwise mitigate the emergency. Before sending a message, the incident must be confirmed through one or more of the following methods:
    • I. Confirmation of an emergency in progress is subject to:
      • a. Confirmation of the incident by an emergency responder in the area
      • b. Visual confirmation via CCTV systems
      • c. Audible confirmation either in person or via telephone systems
      • d. Three (3) unique reports of the incident from members of the public or University community
    • II. Confirmation of an impending emergency is subject to confirmation of the incident by an emergency responder or relevant agency
    • The system will be tested during the Fall, Winter and Spring quarters. Users opt-in to receive text and telephone messages, but all DU Community members will receive the notification via email. Community members can sign up to receive messages through PioneerWeb.

    DU Alerts

  • Community Advisories

    The Division of Campus Safety may also post Campus Safety Notices (titled “Community Advisories”) in instances where an incident or serious of incidents have occurred, either on or off-campus, that in the judgment of Division personnel, are of significant concern to the campus community. These incidents may not be considered a Clery reportable crime or occurred within a Clery geographic area. Additionally, Community Advisories may be issued at the request of another law enforcement agency for crimes that occur within reasonable proximity of the core campus; or when appropriate to share public safety related information where there may be investigatory value in releasing the information. These types of notices, while not considered a “Campus Safety Crime Alert” (timely warning notice), may contain the same basic information as a timely warning with a similar purpose of awareness and prevention.

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Campus Sex Crimes Prevention Act

The Federal Campus Sex Crimes Prevention Act mandates that convicted sex offenders who are required to register under state law must also disclose their association with institutions of higher education when applicable. Specifically affected are those registered sex offenders who attend, are employed by/at, or volunteer at institutions of post‐secondary education.

Campus Security Authority

  • "Campus Security Authority" is a Clery-specific term that encompasses certain divisions, groups and individual DU employees who have a duty to report crimes they become aware of, as defined by the Clery Act.
  • The law defines a Campus Security Authority as "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."

Campus Security Authority Report

 

Missing Student Policy

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    • Members of the University community who believe that a student residing in on-campus housing is missing should immediately contact Campus Safety at 303.871.2334 (1- 2334).
    • They may also notify the student’s Resident Assistant, Resident Director, Graduate Resident Director or the residence hall’s Desk Assistant.
    • Those who suspect a student living in a fraternity or sorority may be missing should contact Campus Safety or the Director or Assistant Director of Campus Activities.
    • Once notified of a potentially missing student, Campus Safety will initiate an investigation to determine the student’s status.
    • Methods employed by Campus Safety to determine if a student is missing may include, but are not limited to:
      • Attempting to contact the missing student utilizing phone and email contact information they have provided the University, retrieving their ID photo from the Pioneer Card office
      • Checking their class schedule and attempting to contact them in class
      • Contacting their parents, their roommate, friends, etc.
    • Should Campus Safety’s investigation determine that the student is in fact missing, and has been missing for more than 24 hours, the Denver Police Department and the student’s designated missing person emergency contact will be notified.
    • If the missing student is under the age of 18 and is not an emancipated individual, Campus Safety will notify the student’s parent or legal guardian immediately after the student has been determined to be missing more than 24 hours.
    • Students living in on-campus housing are directed to designate a missing-person contact.
    • All students may designate a missing-person contact online when designating other emergency contacts. This person is distinct from other emergency contacts, although students may opt to have their missing-person contact the same as other emergency contacts. In the event the student is suspected to be missing, the University will contact that individual.

Annual Security & Fire Safety Report

  • The Student Right to Know and Campus Security Act of 1990 was initiated by Howard and Connie Clery after their daughter Jeanne was tragically murdered at Lehigh University in 1986. Amendments to this act in 1998 renamed it in memory of Jeanne Clery. The Clery Act, as it is now known, has numerous compliance requirements which apply to all public and private post-secondary educational institutions participating in federal student aid programs. Among the requirements stipulated by the Clery Act is the production of an "Annual Security & Fire Safety Report."
  • Issues included in this report include: crime reporting, annual crime statistics, crime prevention efforts and student judicial policy and procedure.

Annual Security & Fire Safety Report

Fire Log

The Fire Log is a record of fire incidents that have occurred on campus. The Fire Log below is maintained for at least 60 days in compliance with the Clery Act. To receive a copy of previous Fire Logs, you must submit a written request to the Office of Emergency Preparedness and Fire Safety by using the "Contact Us" link below.

Fire Log

Crime Log

The Crime Log is a record of all crimes that were reported to Campus Safety each day and is produced in compliance with the Clery Act. The Crime Log for the past 60 days is available below via the Mapping Portal and is in real time.  The details are available on the top left button and each incident has a drop down arrow.

To request copies of previous Crime Logs, please submit your request through our contact us form or make your request in person during regular business hours at the Campus Safety Center, 2130 South High Street.

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