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Clery Act

Pursuant to the federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (“Clery Act”), UMBC is required to compile and publish crime statistics annually. This annual report must include statistics of specified crimes reported to Campus Security Authorities that occurred on or near campus and on University controlled or affiliated property, which can be viewed at police.umbc.edu/asr/. The Clery Act is a consumer protection law that aims to provide transparency around campus crime policy and statistics.

Campus Security Authority is a Clery Act specific term that encompasses employees, students, and volunteers “who have significant responsibility for student and campus activities, including, but not limited to, student housing, student discipline, and campus judicial proceedings.” Under the Clery Act, a crime is “reported” once it has been disclosed to a CSA or law enforcement personnel. The CSA must document all disclosures made in good faith on the CSA Incident Report Form in a timely manner.

The University is required to disclose statistics for the following:

    • Criminal Offenses

      – Homicide and Manslaughter, Rape, Fondling, Incest, Statutory Rape, Robbery, Aggravated Assault, Burglary, Motor Vehicle Theft, and Arson

    • Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) Offenses

      – Any incidents of Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, and Stalking

    • Hate Crimes

      – Any of the above listed offenses and any incidents of Larceny-Theft, Simple Assault, Intimidation, or Destruction/Damage/Vandalism of Property that were motivated by bias. The categories of bias include the victim’s actual or perceived race, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, ethnicity, national origin, and disability.

    • Arrests and Referrals for Disciplinary Action

      – Weapons Law Violations, Drug Abuse Violations, and Liquor Law Violations

    Definitions of Offenses

    For any assistance, contact the Clery Coordinator:

    Sara Molsberry
    sm@umbc.edu
    (410) 455-3673