Clery Act Reporting
The federal law known as the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act) requires institutions of higher education receiving federal student aid to report specified crime statistics on college campuses and to provide other safety and crime information to members of the campus community. The purpose of the Clery Act is to provide the campus community accurate, complete, and timely information about crime and the safety of the campus environment so that they can make informed decisions to keep themselves safe.
The Clery Act requires the reporting of campus crime statistics to all currently enrolled students and employees, as well as the U.S. Department of Education, on an annual basis.
How does YVC gather Clery Act crime statistics?
The YVC Campus Security Department collects reportable crime statistics as outlined in the 1990 Jeanne Clery Act from a variety of sources on and off campus. Resources used in gathering campus crime, arrest and referral statistics include but are not limited to YVC deans, directors, department heads, advisors to students, student organizations, Student Residence Center administrative staff, athletic coaches, daily crime logs and local law enforcement agencies that collect and maintain data related to our main campuses and YVC satellite locations when required. Consistent with federal law, these statistics may also include crimes that have occurred both on and off campus.
How can I report a crime or criminal activity at YVC?
Crimes in progress should always be reported to 911 for local emergency response. Crimes or suspected criminal activity on the YVC Campus, including those that occur during YVC sanctioned events, should be reported to Campus Security or a YVC campus authority listed below. If you see suspicious activity, car prowls or suspicious persons, contact Campus Security at 509.574.4610.
YVC Campus Security Authorities:
- Campus Security
- College Administrators
- Program Directors
- Housing Authorities
- YVC Coaches