Annual Security Report
The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act
The Oakland Community College (OCC) is committed to providing a safe learning and working environment for its students and staff. The college complies with its obligations under the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, 20 U.S.C. § 1092(f) (the “Clery Act”).
The Clery Act is a consumer protection law that aims to provide transparency around campus crime policy and statistics. Although the Oakland Community College experiences very few serious crimes, we are constantly striving to provide a safe environment to our students, staff, and guests. In 1990, Congress established The Crime Awareness and Campus Security Act. This Act required all post-secondary education institutions participating in Title IX student financial education programs to disclose crime statistics and security information. In 1998, the law was renamed The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act in memory of a student who was slain in her dorm room in 1986. In 2014, additional changes were made to include the Violence against Women Act (VAWA).
Each year, consistent with the Clery Act, OCC compiles statistics from incidents that occur on or near OCC property and publishes them in the Annual Security Report. This data also includes information received from adjoining police agencies that OCC maintains a strong working relationship with. The annual report includes the most recent completed school year, as well as two previous years. The documented criminal offense categories are Murder, Rape, Robbery, Aggravated Assault, Burglary, Arson and Motor Vehicle Theft. Violations of liquor and drug laws, weapons offenses, and hate crime statistics are also included. The annual report is furnished to our students and staff and is available on the OCC public website.
Under the Clery Act, OCC is also dedicated to providing timely warnings to the campus community regarding potential safety threats, as well as, emergency notifications should a threat appear imminent.
OCC is equally dedicated to maintaining a Campus Security Authority (CSA) Program. The Campus Security Authority is an individual or group that has responsibility for campus safety. The CSA is trained in receiving and recording reports of any Clery Act Crimes, acts of discrimination or dating violence. These reports are then forwarded to the proper authority for investigation.
Campus Safety Annual Reports
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