To comply with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, the American University Police Department prepares this report and works with several university offices and public agencies- such as the Office of the Dean of Students, Housing and Dining Programs, Student Conduct and Conflict Resolution Services, and the Metropolitan Police Department of the District of Columbia (MPD)-to gather the information herein. Each entity provides updated data on its educational efforts and programs. Campus crime, arrest, and referral statistics include those reported to the University Police Department, designated campus offices (including but not limited to directors, deans, department heads, designated resident life staff, student conduct staff, advisors to students and student organizations, and athletic administrators), and local law enforcement agencies.
American University is required by federal law to publish an Annual Security Report by October 1 each year. The most recent Annual Security Report is listed below. All reports are in PDF format and require Adobe Acrobat Reader to view. Instructions for downloading it are included below.
The Security Report can be accessed at the following link:
2021 Annual Security Report (Published September 30, 2021)
In accordance with the fire statistics, safety, and prevention requirements of the HEOA, American University's Office of Risk, Safety and Transportation Programs (RSTP) in conjunction with the University Police Department prepares a Fire Safety Report on or before October 1 of each calendar year.
The Fire Safety Report can be accessed at the following link:
2021 Fire Safety Report (Published September 30, 2021)
If you have any questions or would like to request a paper copy of either report, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 202-885-2537.
The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, commonly referred to as the Clery Act, requires higher education institutions to collect, report and disseminate crime data to the campus community and U.S. Department of Education; to provide timely warnings of reported crimes that represent a threat to the safety of students or employees; and to make public their campus security policies.
The Clery Act specifies that higher education institutions disclose statistics for incidents that are reported to a campus security authority or local police that take place on campus, in or on non-campus buildings or property, or on public property within or immediately adjacent to and accessible from campus.
Jeanne Clery was a 19-year-old Lehigh University freshman when she was assaulted and murdered in her dorm room in April 1986. The "Clery Act" was enacted in the belief that crime awareness can prevent campus victimization.
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