Date: October 25, 2022
To: Campus Security Authorities
From: Sam Preston - Assistant Director, Public Safety
Subject: Campus Security Authority Training
According to federal law, specifically The Student Right to Know and Campus Security Act of 1990 (re-named the Clery Act in 1998), USI Public Safety is required yearly to report statistics concerning the occurrence of certain criminal offenses to the Dept. of Education. These statistics are gathered from a variety of sources such as Public Safety, local law enforcement or any official of the institution who has "significant responsibility for student and/or campus activities". Your role or function at the University has designated you as a "Campus Security Authority".
The criminal offenses that we are required to report are for the calendar year 2021 and include murder/non negligent manslaughter, negligent manslaughter, sex offenses, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, motor vehicle theft, arson, liquor law violations, drug violations and illegal weapons possession. A campus security authority's key responsibility is to encourage crime victims and witnesses to report ALL crimes.
We are also required to report statistics for hate (bias) related crimes for the crimes previously mentioned and larceny, vandalism, intimidation, simple assault, violations of law involving liquor laws, drugs and weapons. We must also report hate crimes associated with gender identity and national origin. The university this year is also required to report dating violence, domestic violence and stalking incidents. We shall report offenses that occur on campus, in residence facilities, in non-campus property and on public property adjacent to the University.
Please review the attached PowerPoint training and follow the instructions. If you would have crimes to report, please contact USI Public Safety with the information at 812-464-1845.
In addition, if a serious crime that may cause an ongoing threat to the University community is reported to anyone who is defined as a Campus Security Authority, that individual should not wait until the end of the year to report that incident to Public Safety. The University has a responsibility to notify the campus community about any crimes which pose an ongoing threat to the community, and as such, Campus Security Authorities are obligated by law to report crimes immediately to Public Safety. If there is any question about whether an ongoing threat exists, contact USI Public Safety at 812-492-7777 or 812-464-1845.
Make sure you scroll to the bottom of this page to verify the completion of your training. Please complete this training as soon as possible.
Thank you for your assistance in complying with this federal law.