The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act ("Clery Act"), 20 U.S.C. § 1092(f) requires all post-secondary institutions participating in Title IV student financial assistance programs to disclose campus crime statistics and security information. Acts of sexual violence are violations of criminal laws, as well as Title IX, and are Clery Act crimes that must be reported to the University Police Department, except that a victim of sexual violence has the right to choose not to report to police.
The University Police Department is responsible for implementing the Clery Act, preparing the Annual Security and Fire Safety Report, training campus security and reporting authorities, providing crime prevention education, and conducting criminal investigations. Clery Act statistics provided in the Annual Security and Fire Safety Report, however, do not include the identity of the victim of sexual violence, whereas Title IX reports to the Social Equity Director/Title IX Coordinator do identify the victim for purposes of ensuring the victim receives resources and information on reporting the misconduct.
Additionally, police investigations may be useful for fact-gathering. However, the
standard for criminal investigations are different, and police investigations or reports
are not determinative of whether sexual violence violates Title IX and this policy.
Even if the police do not have sufficient evidence of a criminal violation, acts of
sexual violence may constitute unlawful sexual harassment under Title IX, and must
be reported to the Social Equity Director/Title IX Coordinator.
Chief of Police
911 Scotland Road
Edinboro, PA 16444