According to a federal law known as the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, Adelphi University is required to disclose “statistics concerning the occurrence of certain criminal offenses reported to local law enforcement agencies or any official of the institution who is defined as a “Campus Security Authority.”
The law defines “Campus Security Authority” as: “An official of an institution who has significant responsibility for student and campus activities, including, but not limited to, the president, senior staff, all deans of the University, student housing, student discipline, and campus judicial proceedings.” An example would be a dean of students who oversees student housing, a student center, or student extra-curricular activities and has significant responsibility for student and campus activities. Similarly, a director of athletics, team coach, and faculty adviser to a student group also has significant responsibility for student and campus activities. A single teaching faculty member is unlikely to have significant responsibility for student and campus activities, except when serving as an advisor to a student group. Clerical staff, as well, are unlikely to have significant responsibility for student campus activities.
Precisely, campus security authorities are defined as:
(i) A campus police department or a campus security department of an institution.
(ii) Any individual or individuals who have responsibility for campus security but who do not constitute a campus police department or a campus security department under paragraph (i) of this definition, such as an individual who is responsible for monitoring entrance into institutional property.
(iii) 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.
(iv) 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. If such an official is a pastoral or professional counselor, the official is not considered a campus security authority when acting as a pastoral or professional counselor.
The criminal offenses for which the University is required to disclose statistics are:
The University is also required to report statistics for bias-related (hate) crimes for the following offenses: murder/non negligent manslaughter, negligent manslaughter, sex offenses (forcible and non-forcible), robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, motor vehicle theft, arson, larceny-theft, vandalism, intimidation, simple assault, and damage/destruction/vandalism of property. Bias crime categories are race, religion, gender, ethnicity, disability, national origin, gender identity and sexual orientation.
The University is required to disclose statistics for offenses that occur on campus, in or on non-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by Adelphi, and public property within or immediately adjacent to the campus. For Clery purposes, the following are the definitions of each location.
(i) Any building or property owned or controlled by an institution within the same reasonably contiguous geographic area and used by the institution in direct support of, or in a manner related to, the institution’s educational purposes, including residence halls; and
(ii) Any building or property that is within or reasonably contiguous to the area identified in paragraph (i) of this definition, that is owned by the institution but controlled by another person, is frequently used by students, and supports institutional purposes (such as a food or other retail vendor).
Non-campus building or property
(i) Any building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or
(ii) Any building or property owned or controlled by an institution that is used in direct support of, or in relation to, the institution’s educational purposes, is frequently used by students, and is not within the same reasonably contiguous geographic area of the institution.
All public property, including thoroughfares, streets, sidewalks, and parking facilities, that is within the campus, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus.
A letter is forwarded to all individuals in departments who fit the definition of a Campus Security Authority, as previously described. If those individuals are aware of any crimes that were reported to have occurred that were not reported to the Department of Public Safety, they are instructed to forward the information. If it is available, they are to provide the date, location, and a brief description of the incident.
The University has a responsibility to notify the campus community about any crimes that pose an ongoing threat to the community, and, as such, campus security authorities are obligated by law to report crimes to the University Department of Public Safety. They are instructed that even if they are not sure whether an ongoing threat exists, they are instructed to immediately contact the Adelphi University Department of Public Safety.If you are in doubt as whether a crime is reportable, please err on the side of reporting the matter. With the exception of liquor, drug and weapons law violations, it is immaterial whether an arrest is made. For purposes of your reporting, please assume that a hate crime is any crime manifesting evidence that the victim was selected because of the victim’s actual or perceived race, religion, sexual orientation, gender, ethnicity/ national origin, gender identity or disability.
A training video for CSAs is available on the Public Safety intranet, accessible by faculty and staff.
Public Safety and Transportation
Levermore Hall, Suite 113
p – 516.877.3500 or dial "5" from any on-campus phone
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|Friday:||8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.|
After hours calls will be received by the 24-hour Public Safety Command Center in Levermore Hall, Suite 113.