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Washington State University Office of Civil Rights Compliance and Investigation

When, What and Why

The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act) was enacted in 1990 and requires institutions to publish an annual security report, maintain a crime log, issue timely warnings and maintain crime statistics.

The Violence Against Women Re-authorization Act of 2013 (VAWA) extended reporting requirements to include domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault and stalking.

The goal of the Clery Act is to ensure that students, prospective students, parents, and employees have access to accurate information about crimes committed on campus and campus security procedures.

 

Who is a Campus Security Authority (CSA)?

  • A campus police department or a campus security department of an institution.
  • Any individual or individuals who have responsibility for campus security but who do not constitute a campus police department or a campus security department, such as
    • an individual who is responsible for monitoring entrance into institutional property
      • parking
      • facilities
      • events, including sporting events or large registered parties
      • student escorts
  • Any individual or organization specified in an institution’s statement of campus security policy as an individual or organization to which students and employees should report criminal offenses.
  • An official of an institution who has significant responsibility for student and campus activities, including, but not limited to,
    • housing and residence life employees
    • student discipline, and campus judicial proceedings
    • athletics employees
    • faculty advisor for student groups (RSO Advisor)
    • center for fraternity and sorority life employees
    • ombudsperson
    • health services leadership
    • student services employees
    • if such an official is a pastoral or professional counselor as defined, the official is not considered a campus security authority when acting as a pastoral or professional counselor

Please note, CSA reporting requirements are defined federally.  However, WSU employees, with or without CSA responsibilities, may have additional reporting requirements under WSU’s policies.  Please visit the following website for information on your WSU reporting requirements: Employee Reporting Requirements

Who are CSAs?

Bremerton 

Everett

Extension 

Pullman

Spokane/Yakima

Tri-CIties

Vancouver 

What is my role as a CSA?

  • CSAs report allegations of crimes (attempted or completed) that are made in good faith, meaning there is a reasonable basis for believing that the information is not simply rumor or hearsay. The list of crimes that CSAs are required to report is listed in the below “Clery Crimes” section.
  • CSAs are mandated to immediately report allegations of crime to law enforcement when brought to their attention.
  • Incidents can be reported to CSAs by anyone: a third party, witness or victim.
  • CSAs must not further investigate on their own after reporting.

How to report:

Report all crimes and other emergencies directly to local campus security or law enforcement. You can contact your law enforcement or campus security office via telephone, or you can click on the the below links to use an online reporting form.  The online reporting forms send information directly to your campus security or law enforcement office.  For all emergencies, please call 911.

Reporting Forms

Bremerton CSA Reporting Form 

Everett CSA Reporting Form 

Extension CSA Reporting Form 

Pullman CSA Reporting Form 

Spokane/Yakima CSA Reporting Form 

Tri-Cities CSA Reporting Form 

Vancouver CSA Reporting Form 

Why CSA crime reporting is important

  • To fulfill WSU’s responsibility to disclose Clery crime statistics annually.
  • To issue “Timely Warnings” and “Emergency Notifications” for Clery crimes and events that pose a serious or continuing threat to the campus community.

Clery Geography

  • On-campus at WSU also includes any building or property on campus
  • Owned by the institution but controlled by another person/institution
  • Frequently used by students, and used to support institutional purposes
  • Public property associated with campus
  • Student operated facilitates
  • If you are unsure if a crime occurred within Clery Geography,  call your campus law enforcement or security office 

Clery Crimes

Criminal Offenses 

Criminal Homicide

  • Murder
  • Non-Negligent Manslaughter
  • Manslaughter by Negligence

Sexual Assault

  • Rape
  • Fondling
  • Incest
  • Statutory Rape

Robbery

Aggravated Assault

Burglary

Motor Vehicle Theft

Arson

Hate Crimes

Criminal Offences and –

  • Larceny-Theft
  • Simple Assault
  • Intimidation
  • Destruction/Damage/Vandalism

VAWA Offenses

Domestic Violence

Dating Violence

Stalking

Other Crimes 

Weapons Law Violations

Drug Law Violations

Liquor Law Violations