Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act
The University of California, Santa Barbara is committed to assisting all members of the UCSB community-students, faculty, staff, and visitors by providing for their safety and security. The complete UCSB safety report, “Dedicated to the Safety of Our Community: The Jeanne Clery Act Campus Security Report,” including crime statistics, campus policies and substance abuse, sexual abuse, sexual harassment, and sexual assault complaint procedures, is available on-line at www.sa.ucsb.edu/policies/CleryAct. You can also request a copy by calling the Office of Student Life at (805) 893-7884. This information is made available in accordance with the “Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act.” The Web site contains information regarding campus security and personal safety including topics such as: crime prevention, university police law enforcement authority, crime reporting policies, disciplinary procedures, missing students and emergency notification policies, registered sex offenders information, and other matters of importance related to security on campus. The Web site contains information about crime statistics for the three previous calendar years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus, in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by UCSB, and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus.
This information is required by law and provided by the Office of Student Life and the campus Police Department, and upholds the campus belief that a well-informed community is better served and safer. UC Santa Barbara makes continual efforts to reduce crime on campus and supports a reporting philosophy that encourages victims or witnesses to report all incidents to the UCSB Police or anonymously to a Campus Security Authority. However, in cases of sexual assault, the University recognizes that reporting to law enforcement is a personal decision and respects the right of the survivor to make that decision. In general, whenever a report of a violent crime against a person or a major crime against property on campus is received by the campus police department that is determined by the police department to represent an ongoing threat to the safety of the campus community, the campus police department issues a Campus Crime Alert. Such Campus Crimes Alerts are distributed as soon as possible after the time the incident is reported, subject to the availability of accurate facts concerning the incidents.
Annual Fire Safety Report
The Higher Education Opportunity Act (Public Law 110-315) became law in August, 2008, requiring all eligible institutions that participate in any Title IV program and maintain on-campus student housing facilities to produce an annual fire safety report outlining fire safety practices, standards, and all fire-related on-campus statistics. Information contained in this annual fire safety report includes: number and cause of fires at all on-campus student housing facilities; number of fire-related deaths; related injuries; value of fire-related property damage; information on evacuation procedures; fire safety education and training programs; fire safety systems in each student housing facility; number of regular mandatory supervised fire drills; and policies on portable electrical appliance, smoking and open flames. Starting in 2010, it was mandated the report be publicly disclosed. The UCSB Annual Fire Safety Report can be viewed at http://www.sa.ucsb.edu/CMSMedia/Documents/HEOAFIREUCSB2011.pdf. A hard copy document can be provided upon request by calling the Campus Fire Marshal at (805) 893-4407.