This page provides information regarding our compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act.
The "Clery Bill" (H.R.3344, S.1925, S.1930) was introduced in Congress on September 6, 1989, and was signed into law on November 8, 1990 by President George H.W. Bush as Title 2 of the "Student Right-To-Know and Campus Security Act." The bill was named for Jeanne Clery who was raped and murdered in her dorm room at Lehigh University in 1986.
It took effect September 1, 1991 and the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) was charged with enforcing the law. The law required all institutions of higher education to release campus crime statistics and security policies to their current and prospective students or employees. Congress enacted this law, which was originally known as the "Crime Awareness and Campus Security Act of 1990."
The law was amended in 1992 to add a requirement that schools afford the victims of campus sexual assault certain basic rights. Amendments in 1998 added new categories to the crime statistics, an obligation to report statistics for public property in and immediately adjacent to the campus, a geographic breakdown of statistics, and a daily public crime log for schools with a police or security department. The law was also amended to require the DOE to centrally collect the crime statistics and make them publicly available. The 1998 amendments also formally named the law in memory of Jeanne Clery.
Schools must publish an annual report disclosing their campus security policies and three years worth of crime statistics.
Annual Security Report
Crime Statistics are submitted to the Department of Education, made available on the OSU-Cascades website, and published in cooperation with Central Oregon Community College.
Daily Crime and Fire Logs, Timely Warnings, and Emergency Notifications
Compliance with the Clery Act also involves maintaining a Daily Crime Log, a Daily Fire Log, and distributing Emergency Notifications or Timely Warnings when necessary. The Daily Crime Log and Daily Fire Log may be reviewed in person during normal business hours at the Department of Public Safety, Dining/Academic Building, 1500 SW Chandler Avenue, Bend, Oregon. The primary method OSU-Cascades uses to distribute Emergency Notifications and Timely Warnings is OSU Alert. To receive OSU Alerts, please go to the OSU Alert Portal.
Under the federal "Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act", formerly the Student Right to Know and Campus Security Act, the Oregon State University-Cascades campus must annually distribute statistics on the reported occurrences in cooperation wtih Central Oregon Community College of the following offenses:
Criminal activities, if any, at off-campus student organizations (those recognized by the campus) are required to be monitored and recorded through local police agencies. This is required under 20 USC 1092(f) The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act. It is the policy of Oregon State University-Cascades Campus and the Central Oregon Community College Safety and Security Office to request the following statistical data from the Bend Police Department on an annual basis.
Statistics for the current calendar year will appear in The Clery Act publication "Crime Awareness and Camous Security Act" the following academic year.
An Explanation of the Statistics Charts
The statistics reflect the numbers of crime reports occurring on campus, in non-campus (affiliated) buildings, public property, and residence halls & other campus housing, from both Police and Other University Officials for the offense categories required under The Clery Act. Although every effort has been made to avoid duplication between department and OSP reports, individual incidents may be reported multiple times within the same calendar year. Furthermore, some incidents reported to other University Officials may not actually meet the criteria for their incident type.
The U.S. Department of Education collects and publishes the crime statistics. For more information, please visit the Office of Postsecondary Education (OPE) of the U.S. Department of Education Campus Security Statistics website.
The OPE Campus Security Statistics website is your direct link to reported criminal offenses for over 6000 colleges and universities in the United States. If you are thinking of attending college in a large urban city, a small liberal arts college, a specialized college, or a community college you can find their security statistics here.
The OPE Campus Security Statistics website is brought to you by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education. It was authorized by Congress with the 1998 amendment to the Higher Education Act of 1965 (HEA) to help potential college students and their parents' research criminal offenses on college campuses. The Department of Education is committed to assisting schools in providing students with a safe environment in which to learn and to keep parents and students well informed about campus security.
By October 1 of each year, a school that is Title IV eligible is required to publish and distribute an annual campus security report to all current students and employees. In addition to the required annual campus security report, schools are required to provide timely warning of the occurrences of crimes that are reported to campus security authorities and local police agencies. The timely warning information is to be provided in an appropriate manner so as to prevent similar crimes from occurring and to protect the personal safety of students and employees.
The OPE Campus Security Statistics website is also linked to the National Center for Education Statistics IPEDS COOL (Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System-College Opportunities On-Line) website. The IPEDS COOL website is your way of researching the differences between colleges and how much it costs to attend college.
If you are not sure what colleges you want to see, the OPE Campus Security Statistics website has the tools to help you search for a college. You can search for a college based on its location, program, size or degree offerings either alone or in combination. The more criteria you specify, the smaller the number of colleges that will fit your criteria. Once you've found some colleges of interest, you can obtain important and understandable security information on all of them.