Reports

According to federal law, specifically The Student Right to Know and Campus Security Act of 1990 (re-named the Clery Act), the University Department of Public Safety is required to report “statistics concerning the occurrence of certain criminal offenses reported to the local police agency or any official of the institution who is defined as a Campus Security Authority."

The definition of “Campus Security Authority,” according to federal law, is as follows:

  • “An official of an institution who has significant responsibility for student housing, student discipline, and campus judicial proceedings.”  
  • For example, a dean of students who oversees student housing, a student center, or student extracurricular activities, has significant responsibility for student and campus activities.  
  • Similarly, a director of athletics, team coach, and faculty advisor to a student group also has significant responsibilities for student and campus activities. 
  • A single teaching faculty, member is unlikely to have significant responsibility for student and campus activities, except when serving as an advisor to a student group.
  • A physician in a campus health center or a counselor in a counseling center whose only responsibility to provide care to students are unlikely to have significant responsibility for student and campus activities.
  •   Also, clerical staff is unlikely to have significant responsibility for student and campus activities.

The criminal offenses that we are required to report are murder/non-negligent manslaughter, negligent manslaughter, sex offenses (forcible and non-forcible), robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, motor vehicle theft, arson, liquor law violations, drug violations and/or illegal weapons possession.  We are required to report offenses that occur on-campus, in residence facilities, in non-campus property and on public property.

Thanks you for your assistance in complying with this federal law. Please contact the Department of Public Safety by email (csmith@ozarks.edu) if you have questions.