Crime Awareness And Clery Act
Jeanne Clery Campus Security Act Information
The federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act) requires colleges and universities, both public and private, participating in federal student aid programs to disclose campus safety information, and imposes certain basic requirements for handling incidents of sexual violence and emergency situations.
Disclosures about crime statistics and summaries of security policies are made once a year in an Annual Security and Fire Safety Report, and information about specific crimes and emergencies is made publicly available on an ongoing basis throughout the year.
Learn more at clerycenter.org.
Timely Warning Notifications
Timely Warning Notices: Email messages to notify the campus community in a timely manner of specific crimes that occurred on Florida Tech campus. The purpose of a Timely Warning Notice is to offer safety tips and information to aid in the prevention of similar crimes. Examples would be a sexual assault, robbery, or an onset of continuous burglaries.
Annual Security & Fire Safety Report
On Oct. 1 of each year, the Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is posted in accordance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, also known as the Clery Act. An email is sent out campus-wide advising that the report has been published and provides a direct link to the report. These statistics are also available in the Department of Security office located at the Security Welcome Center, 3126 Panther Place.
In accordance with the Clery Act, Florida Tech maintains an electronic daily crime log in the Department of Security. The Security Welcome Center is located at 3126 Panther Place.
The crime log for the most recent 60-day period may be inspected during normal university business hours. Any person may have supervised access to the crime log, whether or not they are associated with Florida Tech. Any portion of the log older than 60 days will be made available within two business days of a request.
Please note that Florida Tech may temporarily withhold inspection or copying of any crime log containing confidential information, or in cases where there is clear and convincing evidence that release of the information would jeopardize an ongoing investigation, jeopardize the safety of an individual, cause a suspect to flee or evade detection, or result in the destruction of evidence.
The Department of Security maintains a fire log that records the incident number, nature of the fire, date reported, date occurred and general location of fire (reported in residential halls only). The Daily Fire Log is open for public inspection and available at the Security Welcome Center, 3126 Panther Place, during normal business hours.
The Clery Act requires that Florida Tech discloses Clery crimes based on where the crimes occur. These property designations are known as “Clery Geography.” The Clery Act has designated three geographic categories for reporting. Crimes that occur outside of the three geographic categories are not subject to the Clery Act annual reporting requirements or to the community notification requirements.
- On-campus property: On campus refers to property that is owned or controlled by Florida Tech and is within the same generally connected area. This includes academic and administrative buildings, athletic and event facilities. A subset of “on campus” is “on-campus residential housing.” This includes Florida Tech residence halls.
- Non-campus property: This is property that is owned or controlled by Florida Tech, is used in direct support of, or in relation to, Florida Tech’s educational mission, is frequently used by students, and is not generally connected to main campus. This includes property owned or controlled by a registered student organization.
- Public property: Public property includes thoroughfares, streets, sidewalks and parking facilities that are within campus or immediately next to or accessible to campus and on-campus property. The Department of Education uses a “sidewalk/street/sidewalk” rule to determine the boundary of public property in most cases.