Clery Act

The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act requires all colleges and universities that receive financial assistance, under the programs authorized by Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965, to report the following crimes that occurred on "campus." The definition of "campus" includes any property owned, controlled, or used by the University as well as all public property that is within the same reasonably contiguous geographic area of the institution such as a sidewalk, street, other thoroughfare, or parking facility, that provides immediate access to facilities owned or controlled by the institution.

Murder - The willful (non-negligent) killing of a human being by another.

Manslaughter - The killing of a human being through gross negligence.

Sexual Offenses - Encompasses a number of sexual crimes involving penetration or intrusion (however slight) by whatever means against the victim's will.

a.  Forcible - Crimes categorized as forcible are: forcible rape, forcible sodomy, sexual assault with an object, and forcible fondling.

b.  Non-forcible - Non-forcible sex crimes include: incest and statutory rape

Robbery - The taking or attempting to take, of anything of value under confrontational circumstances: by force or threat of force or violence and/or by putting the victim in fear of immediate harm.

Aggravated Assault - An unlawful attack by one person upon another where the offender uses a weapon or displays it in a threatening manner, or the victim suffers obvious severe or aggravated bodily injury involving apparent broken bones, loss of teeth, internal injury, severe laceration, or loss of consciousness.

Burglary - The unlawful entry into a building or structure with the intent to commit a felony or theft.

Arson - Any willful or malicious burning or attempt to burn, with or without intent to defraud, a dwelling house, public building, motor vehicle or aircraft, personal property of another, etc.

Motor Vehicle Theft - The theft or attempted theft of a motor vehicle.

Liquor Law Violations - Violation of laws or ordinances prohibiting: the manufacture, sale, transporting, furnishing, possessing of intoxicating liquor; maintaining unlawful drinking places; bootlegging; operating a still; furnishing liquor to a minor or intemperate person; using a vehicle for illegal transportation of liquor, drinking on a train or public conveyance; and all attempts to commit any of the aforementioned (drunkenness and driving under the influence are not included in this definition).

Drug Law Violations - Violations of State and local laws relating to the unlawful possession, sale, use, growing, manufacturing, and making of narcotic drugs. The relevant substances include: opium or cocaine and their derivatives (morphine, heroin, codeine); marijuana; synthetic narcotics (Demerol, methadones); and dangerous nonnarcotic drugs (barbiturates, Benzadrine).

Weapon Law Violations - The violation of laws or ordinances dealing with weapon offenses, regulatory in nature, such as: manufacture, sale, or possession of deadly weapons; carrying deadly weapons, concealed or openly; furnishing deadly weapons to minors; aliens possessing deadly weapons; and all attempts to commit any of the aforementioned.

Disciplinary Referrals For University Alcohol Policy Violations - Individuals referred for sanctions for the distribution, possession, or use of any alcoholic beverage while on campus or while attending any University sponsored event off campus.

Disciplinary Referrals For University Drug Policy Violations - Individuals referred for sanctions for the distribution, possession, or use of any illicit drug(s) while on campus or while attending any University sponsored event off campus.

Disciplinary Referrals For University Weapon Policy Violations - Individuals referred for sanctions for the possession or use of firearms, explosive devices, air (pellet) guns, crossbows, slingshots, swords, knives (longer than 4"), shurikens, and other weapons or dangerous articles.

Clery Act statistics for Aurora University are available from the Office of Campus Safety or on the web.