Campus Regulations

The safety and security of all members of the campus community are a primary concern of the Campus Security staff. While Simpson is a comparatively safe place, the campus is not exempt from many of the same crime problems that exist in the surrounding central Iowa communities. The goal of the Campus Security staff is to maintain a safe environment in which all of the campus community members can work, learn and live. The attainment of this goal requires cooperation from everyone at Simpson. Each person must take responsibility for the safety and security of themselves, their neighbors and their belongings. The access and security of all campus facilities including housing units are a responsibility of all members of the Simpson community. Campus facilities are for the use of members of the Simpson College community and their guests. The Security Department works with the College Physical Plant Department and individual building managers of each campus facility to establish and implement a daily lock up time for each building.

The Campus Security Act, legal requirements

The Campus Security Act requires colleges and universities to:

-publish an annual report every year by October 1 that contains three years of campus crime statistics and certain campus security policy statements;

-disclose crime statistics for the campus, public area immediately adjacent to or running through the campus, and certain non-campus facilities.

-provide “timely warning” notices of those crimes that have occurred and pose an ongoing threat to students and employees;”

-disclose in a public crime log “any crime that occurred on campus…or within the patrol jurisdiction of the campus security department and is reported to the security department.”

-disclose emergency notification and evacuation procedures.

-missing student notification procedures.

-fire safety reporting requirements and discloser in a public fire log of the date the fire was reported, the nature of the fire, date and time the fire occurred, and the general location of the fire.


The Simpson College Security staff consists of both student and non-student adult personnel. The Security Staff has regular patrols on campus from 4 p.m. – 8 a.m. seven days a week. Staff members respond to a variety of requests and regularly patrol the campus grounds, parking lots, and housing units. Along with other College offices, the Security Department is responsible for enforcing College policies and regulations on College property. Members of the Simpson Security staff are not official law enforcement officers with arrest authority. The department works closely with the City of Indianola and Warren County law enforcement agencies when incidents of a criminal nature arise.  The Indianola Police Department has jurisdiction over any incidents of a criminal nature.  There is no written memorandum of understanding in place at this time.

Other duties of the Simpson Security department include securing and monitoring campus buildings, assisting the residence life staff, providing escorts for students and staff, enforcement of campus parking regulations, and educating members of the campus community regarding their responsibilities for security and safety at Simpson.

All students and employees are provided annually with a copy of the Simpson College Security brochure. At the beginning of fall and spring semesters, security policies and procedures are reviewed with all resident students through meetings in housing units. The Security Department along with the Indianola Police Department sponsor periodic crime prevention education and awareness programs for the campus which include, but are not limited to, the following: crime prevention, alcohol consumption, emergency blue light phones, escort program, internet safety, ID theft, travel safety, personal safety and administer security surveys. All members of the Simpson community may attend these events. Members of the campus community are encouraged to contact the Security Office with any questions or concerns which they might have about security and safety at Simpson.

Procedures for reporting policy violations and criminal activity on campus

Prompt reporting of policy violations and/or criminal activity which occurs on campus is the responsibility of all members of the Simpson College community. Reports of campus disciplinary policy violations can be made to staff members in Residence Life, Student Development, or Security. Reports of criminal activity should be made with the Campus Security Office in the Kent Campus Center, phone number 961-1711. Persons filing a report will need to provide information so that an incident report can be completed. Security personnel, in cooperation with local law enforcement authorities as necessary, will investigate each incident promptly and attempt to appropriately resolve each report. Criminal activity which is categorized on the F.B.I. Uniform Crime Report is reported to local law enforcement agencies.

Timely Warning Notices

Campus Safety Alerts

To help prevent crimes or serious incidents members of the campus community will be alerted in a timely manner by special notice from the Office of Student Development whenever a serious crime has occurred on campus which may pose a threat to other members of the Simpson Community. Members of the community who know of a crime or other serious incident should report that incident as soon as possible to the Security Department and/or the Office of Student Development.

The Campus Safety Alerts will be distributed in various ways including, but not limited to, the following: campus wide e-mails, campus wide voice-mails, posting on bulletin boards.

Campus Emergency Response & Immediate Warning

Simpson College will immediately notify the campus community upon the confirmation of a significant emergency or dangerous situation involving an immediate threat to the health or safety of students, faculty, or staff.

When appropriate the S.A.F.E. (Simpson Alert For Emergencies) notification system will be activated informing faculty, staff, and students via e-mail, text messaging, and voice messages of the emergency, the appropriate actions to take, and will be directed to the appropriate website for further details and instructions.

Simpson will, without delay, and taking into account the safety of the community, determine the contect of the notification and initiate the S.A.F.E. system unless such notification would compromise efforts to assist victims or to contain, respond to, or otherwise mitigate the emergency.

The Crisis Management Team coordinates appropriate actions on behalf of the College in all campus emergencies. This team includes, but is not limited to, the President, Vice President for Academic Affairs, Vice President for Business and Finance, Vice President for Student Development, Director of Human Resources, Executive Director of College Relations, Campus Services Director, and Director of Security.

A standing Chair of the Crisis Management Team is chosen by the College President to convene the group and provide leadership to the group.

During a campus emergency, the Crisis Management Team plans appropriate campus responses and meets daily until the emergency has passed.

Annual emergency response and evacuation drills will be conducted involving the campus community.  The drills will be documented and policies and procedures will be publicized.

Emergency evacuation information and routes are posted in on-campus housing facilities.

Daily Crime Log

The Security Department maintains a Daily Crime Log that records, by the date the incident was recorded, all crimes and other serious incidents that occur on campus, in a non-campus building or property, on public property, or within the department’s patrol jurisdiction. The Log is available for public inspection in the Security Office located in the Kent Campus Center. The log includes the nature, date, time, and general location of each crime reported to the department, as well as the disposition of the complaint, if known. The Log is updated within two business days of the incident being reported. The department reserves the right to exclude certain reports from the Log as the law permits.


Crimes can be reported on a confidential basis to the Security Department at x1711 or to the campus Counselor at x1556. It is the policy of Simpson College to maintain the strictest confidentiality when dealing with student issues and concerns. Confidential reports may also be made via the Simpson College Security web page using the Silent Witness Program.

Policies regarding Alcohol and Illegal Drugs

The Simpson College Student Handbook contains a detailed listing of all campus disciplinary policies including the policies governing the possession and use of alcohol as well as the policy governing illegal drugs. Briefly stated, the College respects the laws of Iowa which have established the legal drinking age at 21. The possession and use of beverage alcohol by those persons of legal age is permitted in designated individual student residence hall or fraternity rooms and at other selected and pre-approved locations as determined by the Office of Student Development. Illegal Drugs are not permitted on the Simpson campus. The College will cooperate with all law enforcement agencies in the enforcement of laws pertaining to the use and possession of alcohol and illegal drugs.

Individuals should refer to the Simpson Student Handbook for a more detailed description of the alcohol, illegal drug, and other campus disciplinary policies. The Student Handbook also contains a description of the alcohol and drug abuse education programs which are established at Simpson.

Missing Student Policy and Procedures

Federal law requires colleges to establish a missing student notification policy and related procedures for students who reside in on-campus housing. The Simpson College policy follows.

I.  Policy Statement on Missing Students

  • Each student has the option to identify an individual to be contacted by Simpson officials or law enforcement personnel no later than 24 hours after the time a student is determined missing (see below).
  • Each student may register and update the identity of this individual, known as the Missing Student Confidential Contact, on their Simpson College portal page.
  • In the case of students who are under 18 years of age and not emancipated, Simpson College is required by federal law to notify a custodial parent or guardian no later than 24 hours after the time a student is determined missing.
  • Simpson College officials will notify the appropriate law enforcement agency no later than 24 hours after the time a student is determined missing.
  • If the Office of Security is notified of a potential missing student and makes a determination that the student has been missing for more than 24 hours and has not returned to campus, Simpson College will initiate the emergency contact procedures in accordance with the student’s designation. If the Office of Security has reason to believe the student is missing and endangered, the emergency contact process may be initiated prior to being missing for 24 hours.

II.  Missing Student Confidential Contact

 Students may identify their contact by completing the “Missing Student Confidential Contact” section of their Simpson College portal page. The specific data entry statement follows:

Missing Student Confidential Contact Information – You also have the option to designate an individual to be contacted in the event you are determined to be missing—by Simpson officials or law enforcement personnel—for a period of more than 24 hours.

* Note: If you are under 18 years of age and not emancipated, federal law requires that a custodial parent or guardian be contacted.

III.  Procedure If You Believe a Student Is Missing

  • Immediately notify a Residence Life staff member, Student Development staff member, or Campus Security officer. A report will be filed with the Office of Security and an investigation initiated.
  • After investigating, the Office of Security will make a determination as to whether or not the student is missing and has been missing for more than 24 hours.

If the student is determined to be missing for more than 24 hours, Simpson College officials will notify the Indianola Police Department and the student’s confidential contact (if the student has provided a confidential contact). If the missing student is under 18 years of age and not emancipated, Simpson College officials will immediately notify a custodial parent or guardian.

Sexual Harassment

Simpson College is committed to providing students, faculty, and staff with an environment which is free of sexual discrimination, including sexual harassment and abuse. The College maintains counseling services available to both students and employees. Individuals who feel they have been a victim of sexual abuse or harassment are encouraged to take advantage of the services at the College Counseling Office or the Employee Assistance Center as appropriate.

Throughout the course of the academic year, programs are sponsored on campus to help individuals learn about prevention, protection, and their rights as they relate to matters of sexual harassment and/or abuse. All members of the campus community are encouraged to take advantage of these programs.

Whenever an individual is the victim of sexual harassment and/or sexual abuse, a prompt and accurate report should be filed. Students wishing to address complaints of sexual harassment on campus should do so to any staff member in the Student Development Office. Incidents of student sexual abuse should be reported to a staff member in the Residence Life, Student Development, or Security Office. These individuals will work with the victim in making appropriate reporting to local law enforcement agencies.

The Campus Security Office works to help maintain a safer campus environment by checking and locking exterior doors on campus facilities in the evening, regularly patrolling the campus throughout each night and providing escort service to those persons who so desire.

Sexual Conduct Policy
Simpson College is committed to providing a learning environment free of all forms of abuse, assault, harassment, and coercive conduct, including sexual misconduct. Sexual misconduct which includes sexual assault is a serious offense. The College encourages students to report sexual assault promptly to local law enforcement agencies. Sexual assault also violates the Simpson College Code of Conduct, and will not be tolerated in this community of trust. The College urges students to report sexual assault under these administrative provisions. The sexual conduct policy includes definitions of terms, prevention information, procedures, and resources available in the event of sexual harassment, sexual assault, or rape. Students, faculty, staff, and consultants continually evaluate the College’s practices and procedures regarding inappropriate sexual conduct. Simpson College does not tolerate sexual misconduct in any form. Sexually abusive behavior within the college community is harmful to both the learning environment and the sense of community the college is trying to foster among students, faculty, staff, and administrators. All members of the College community have an obligation to act responsibly in the realm of sexuality. This includes accepting personal responsibility for choices made about alcohol and drug consumption which might lead to behavior which violates another person. Additionally, all members of the College community have the responsibility to recognize and challenge any sexual misconduct. The purpose of these policies and procedures is to encourage students to take responsibility for their behavior, to ensure compliance with applicable campus, state and federal regulations, to fairly discipline and sanction behavior that is inconsistent with the Simpson College Code of Conduct, and to educate students about implications and consequences of their behavior.

Simpson students are expected to maintain the highest ethical standards of honesty and respect for others. College students, often away from home for the first time, may be unsure of how to handle situations such as rapidly expanding social circles and a lack of parental restrictions. In the context of intimate relationships, the use of alcohol or other drugs can blur the distinction between consent and manipulation. Non-stranger (date/acquaintance) rape happens most frequently at or after parties. Unfortunately, college age students traditionally take the fewest precautions to prevent rape. Real or perceived power differentials between individuals also may create an atmosphere of coercion that can significantly impair the ability to consent. Being under the influence of alcohol or drugs is not an excuse under these procedures. The information that follows is designed to provide a clear understanding of expectations and outcomes regarding sexual conduct at Simpson College.


Sexual misconduct is not tolerated at Simpson College. It is the policy of the College to provide education to help prevent sexual misconduct through the following measures:

  • Inform faculty, staff and students of the procedures for reporting sexual misconduct to the Indianola Police Department and Campus Security.
  • Educate faculty, staff and students as to common sense practices which may enable them to avoid becoming victims of sexual misconduct.
  • Assure that Campus Security and College personnel are aware of their responsibilities, the College’s policy, the laws and potential liabilities when sexual misconduct occurs.
  • Inform faculty, staff and students of the counseling services available to victims of sexual misconduct.
  • Encourage victims of sexual misconduct to help punish perpetrators through use of the criminal courts.
  • Educate faculty, staff and students to be respectful of the limits expressed or implied by their partners in sexual contacts.


It can be difficult to discuss sexual expectations with someone—especially when it is early on in a relationship. However, both men and women must take responsibility to prevent rape. Listed below are prevention tips for men and women. Although no single method will make you immune from rape or assault, there are steps you can take to avoid potentially damaging situations.

Responsibilities for Both Men and Women

1. Get to know your partner and discuss sexual expectations before you find yourself in an intimate situation—don’t let sex “just happen.”

2. Clearly communicate your desires and limits. Don’t make assumptions.

3. Avoid excessive use of alcohol.

4. Be assertive. If you say “no,” say it clearly.

5. Listen—and hear. Being told “no” is not a rejection of you as a person.You can also say “no.”

6. Pay attention to your non-verbal actions.

7. Accept your partner’s decision. Don’t try to coerce or manipulate.

8. Understand and accept that you are responsible for your behavior and choices.

9. Trust your instincts. If you think something is wrong, you are probably right. Get out of the situation immediately.


If sexual misconduct occurs many survivors do not know where to turn for help or what steps to take after an assault has been committed. Although the choices about which options to explore rest solely with the affected student, Simpson College encourages students to take the following steps:

  • Get to a safe place as soon as possible.
  • Contact the Indianola Police Department (9-911). Campus Security should also be notified (x1711 from any campus phone, or activate any of the emergency telephones located around campus).
  • Do not blame yourself. Sexual assault is never the survivor’s fault. Every attempt will be made to keep the student free from any suggestion that she/he is responsible or was “contributory negligent” or assumed the risk of being a survivor of sexual misconduct…
  • Survivors of sexual misconduct are strongly encouraged to seek immediate medical attention at an area hospital or medical clinic. If the survivor wishes, they will be assisted in seeking prompt medical attention with a member of the Simpson College staff accompanying the survivor to a local hospital.
  • If at all possible, do not change clothes, shower, bathe, douche, or urinate. Emergency room personnel are trained to check for injuries, as well as collect physical evidence. It is important to preserve evidence as it may be necessary for the proof of criminal sexual misconduct should you decide to pursue charges through the Indianola Police Department. Costs for providing and administering the “rape kit” are incurred by the Iowa Department of Public Health.
  • Please be aware that hospital personnel are obligated to contact proper authorities regarding the assault. Although you are not obligated to do so, survivors of sexual misconduct are highly encouraged to take advantage of victim’s services to help you understand your options for off-campus proceedings and to receive counseling specific to your needs.
  • The College will do everything possible to provide a climate that is sensitive to and respectful and supportive of individual needs. The student will have access to existing campus counseling and support services and, when appropriate, adjustments will be made to housing assignments, academic schedules, etc.
  • Supporting the survivor is of primary consideration, as are exploring options and protecting the individual’s rights. The individual has a right to confidentiality and to determine what options to pursue. Every report of sexual misconduct will be taken seriously and action will be taken as appropriate.

Remember: you are not alone. The following offices can provide you with the assistance and support you need:

Counseling Services, 961-1667
Campus Security, 961-1711
Student Development Office, 961-1592
College Chaplains’ Office, 961-1684 or 961-1716
Health Services, 961-1604
Victims Services, 286-3535
Indianola Police Department, 911
Iowa Methodist Hospital, 241-6423
Iowa Lutheran Hospital, 263-5120
Mercy Medical Center, 247-3121

Procedures For Reporting Sexual Misconduct

When an individual is affected by an incident involving sexual misconduct, sexual assault or sexual harassment within or outside of the Simpson College Community, there are some people she/he can talk to with who can provide completely confidential advice and assistance. They will listen and explain her/his options. Talking to any of the individuals listed as a college confidential option does not constitute reporting the incident except for the statistical reporting required by the federal government (see below). The options for reporting sexual misconduct follow.

Reporting Options
Incidents of sexual misconduct are notoriously underreported on college campuses, often because the victims/survivors do not recognize their experience as a criminal offense and/or a college violation or their lack of knowledge of and/or discomfort with campus and community resources. By seeking assistance and reporting sexual misconduct, you can begin your own healing process and promote the standards of community and respect that are a part of Simpson College. Helping the survivor look at options for reporting the assault/misconduct and taking care of herself/himself are the focus of the following paragraphs. Along with these options, Simpson College strongly encourages a survivor of sexual misconduct to make a report to the Indianola Police Department and to speak with a rape crisis or other counselor, on or off campus.Sexual assault is a criminal matter. Indianola police officers are trained in handling sexual assault cases. An officer can be dispatched to campus to meet with the person calling, to assist the survivor in obtaining medical attention and emotional counseling, and to write a formal report of the incident. The police report and any supporting evidence are turned over to the Warren County Attorney’s office, which decides whether there is sufficient evidence to prosecute.

College Confidential Options
Simpson College provides campus counselors, chaplains, and health service nurses on campus who can legally keep a sexual assault discussion completely confidential. Campus counselors are available free of charge to help students and can be seen on an emergency basis. In addition, students may choose to consult off-campus members of the clergy, who will also maintain absolute confidentiality. This gives the survivor complete control over her/his own decisions to report. These confidential options will also supply the student with information regarding medical care.

All other employees are not confidential resources and are required by law to report sexual misconduct.

College Official Report
An official College report is a documentation of sexual misconduct/assault. Any individual sexually assaulted by a Simpson College student (on campus, or in a program or activity under Simpson College jurisdiction), or any Simpson College student who is assaulted is encouraged to report the incident formally to one of the following individuals: the Associate Dean of Students; Director of Security; Simpson College Security officers; any “on call” Residence Life staff member; the Dean of Students and any other student development staff member or any other administrator with supervisory responsibility. These people are required by law to file an official report if told about sexual misconduct/assault. After hours, these individuals can be reached through the campus security, which can either connect the caller or provide a home phone number for the particular staff member.

Federal Statistical Reporting Obligations
The Federal Government requires campus law enforcement to publish an annual Campus Security Report describing the types of sexual misconduct incidents that have occurred and their general location (on or off campus or in the surrounding area; no addresses are given). These reports contain statistical information only. All personally identifiable information is kept confidential. This report helps to ensure greater community safety by providing the community with a clear picture of the nature and extent of campus crime. The college requires that all employees provide statistical information to Campus Security.

Federal Timely Warning Reporting Obligations
Victims of sexual misconduct should also be aware that college administrators must issue timely warnings regarding incidents whose perpetrators continue to pose a substantial threat of bodily harm or danger to members of the campus community. The college will make every effort in such cases to ensure that a victim’s name and other identifying information is not disclosed, while still providing sufficient information to permit students to make appropriate decisions about their safety. Persons required to report timely warnings are the same persons listed under the preceding “Federal Statistical Reporting Obligations. “

Disclosures to Alleged Victims of Crimes of Violence or Non-forcible Sex Offenses
Simpson College will, upon written request, disclose to the alleged victim of a crime of violence, or a non-forcible sex offense, the results of any disciplinary hearing conducted by the college against the student who is the alleged perpetrator of the crime or offense.  If the alleged victim is deceased as a result of the crime or offense, Simpson College will provide the results of the disciplinary hearing to the victim’s next of kin, if so requested.

Crimes of Opportunity

Most crimes that occur on a residential campus like Simpson happen when students leave doors unlocked. To minimize these crimes of opportunity, please follow this basic crime prevention outline. Do not prop open residence hall doors. Lock your room door every time you leave. Lock your door before you go to sleep. Lock windows that are accessible from the outside. Keep items of value (wallets, purses, money and jewelry) out of sight. Do not leave notes on your door announcing you are not home. Never loan out your keys (room or hall combination) or I.D. card. Report any persons acting suspiciously in and around your residence hall or house; note their description and call the Security Office at 961-1711.

Safety Escorts

Call Campus Security, 961-1711, for an escort. When walking in groups without a security escort, walk assertively and confidently and be aware of your surroundings. Stay in areas of the campus that are well lighted at night.

If You Sense a Potential Threat

Consider your options and then take action. Try and get away from the danger. Yell or scream, create a commotion. Run toward well-lighted areas. Get to a safe place with a phone and call campus security immediately. Describe what has happened and where it happened.

Fire and Fire Drills

If you spot a fire which is a small fire that can be contained, activate the building fire alarm system to notify the other residents, and use the nearest fire extinguisher. Call 911 for emergency response to a fire; identify yourself, your building and the location. Notify Campus Security at 1711. Evacuate the building immediately. Do not attempt to rescue others unless you can do so safely. If you hear an alarm in your building, you must leave the building.

If possible, before leaving your room, turn on all lights, close closet doors and windows, open curtains, put on a coat and hard soled shoes, and carry a water soaked towel to cover your head (if necessary). Feel the door from top to bottom, if it is hot, do not proceed through the door. If the door is cool crouch low and open the door slowly. If smoke is present, close the door quickly so you do not inhale the smoke. If it is safe, exit via the stairwell designated as the emergency exit from your room. Walk, do not run. Stay low if smoky conditions exist. If you encounter heavy smoke in the stairwell, go back and try another exit.

If trapped in a room, stuff wet towels or clothing under the door to keep smoke out. Open your windows, wave something out and yell for help. Dial 911 and report your situation and location. Keep a soaked towel over your head. Stay low and breathe fresh air near windows.

Sex Offender Registry

Iowa law requires a person who has been convicted of a sex offense crime anywhere to register with the Sheriff in the county in which they reside, and, if the person attends or works for an institution of higher education, register with the sheriff in the county in which the institution is located. To obtain further information regarding registered sex offenders in Warren County please contact the sheriff’s office at #961-1122. To access the statewide registry, For additional assistance please contact the Simpson Security Department at #961-1711.

Annual Security Statistics

Statistics provided in compliance with the Clery Act. You may view campus security statistics for over 6,000 colleges and universities in the United States on the OPE Campus Security StatisticsWeb site.

The Simpson College Campus Security and Safety statistics are compiled from all reported incidents to members/departments of the Student Development office. These departments include but are not limited to the following: Vice president of Student Development, Security Department, Residential Life/Housing, and Greek Life. A formal report is not needed in order for a statistic to be included in the annual crime report. The report is published by October 1st of the current year and includes statistics for the previous calendar year. For example, the 2009 report includes statistics from January 1st, 2008 to December 31st, 2008.

The Security Office compiles campus crime statistics for any incident which occurs at any college-owned campus location as well as all fraternity and sorority houses. The staff, in cooperation with local law enforcement agencies, keeps a record of these statistics and reports the information to the National Uniform Crime Report Division of the F.B.I.

Indianola Campus Statistics


WDSM Campus

Definitions of reportable crimes:

Criminal Homicide

Murder and non-negligent manslaughter.

The willful (non-negligent) killing of one human being by another.

Negligent manslaughter.

The killing of another person through gross negligence.

   Sex Offenses


The carnal knowledge of a person, forcibly and/or against that person’s will; or not forcibly or against that person’s will, where the victim is incapable of giving consent because of his or her temporary or permanent mental or physical incapacity (or because of his or her youth).


Oral or anal sexual intercourse with another person, forcibly and/or against that person’s will; or not forcibly against the person’s will, where the victim is incapable of giving consent because of his or her youth or because of his or her temporary or permanent mental or physical incapacity.

Sexual Assault with an object.

The use of an object or instrument to unlawfully penetrate, however slightly, the genital or anal opening of the body of another person, forcibly and/or against that person’s will; or not forcibly or against that person’s will, where the victim is incapable of giving consent because of his or her youth or because of his or her temporary or permanent mental or physical incapacity.


The touching of the private body parts of another person for the purpose of sexual gratification, forcibly and/or against that person’s will; or, not forcibly or against that person’s will, where the victim is incapable of giving consent because of his or her youth or because of his or her temporary or permanent mental or physical incapacity.

    Non-forcible sex offenses


Non-forcible sexual intercourse between persons who are related to each other within the degrees wherein marriage is prohibited by law.

Statutory rape

Non-forcible sexual intercourse with a person who is under the statutory age of consent.


The taking or attempting to take anything of value from the care, custody, or control of a person or persons by force or threat of force or violence and/or by putting the victim in fear.

Aggravated Assault

An unlawful attack by one person upon another for the purpose of inflicting severe or aggravated bodily injury. This type of assault usually is accompanied by the use of a weapon or by a means likely to produce death or great bodily harm. (It is not necessary that injury result from an aggravated assault when a gun, knife or other weapon is used that could and possibly would result in serious personal injury if the crime were successfully completed.)


The unlawful entry of a structure to commit a felony or a theft.

Motor vehicle theft

The theft or attempted theft of a motor vehicle.


Any willful or malicious burning or attempt to burn, with or without intent to defraud, a dwelling house, public building, motor vehicle or aircraft, personal property of another, etc.

     Other Offenses

Liquor law violations.

The violation of laws or ordinances prohibiting: the manufacture, sale, transporting, furnishing, possessing of intoxicating liquor; maintaining unlawful drinking places; bootlegging; operating a still; furnishing liquor to a minor or intemperate person; using a vehicle for illegal transportation of liquor; drinking on a train or public conveyance; and all attempts to commit any of the aforementioned activities. (Drunkenness and driving under the influence are not included in this definition.)

Drug abuse violations.

Violations of state and local laws relating to the unlawful possession, sale, use, growing, manufacturing, and making of narcotic drugs.

Weapon law violations.

The violation of laws or ordinances dealing with weapon offenses, regulatory in nature, such as: the manufacture, sale, or possession of deadly weapons; the carrying of deadly weapons, concealed or openly; the furnishing of deadly weapons to minors; aliens possessing deadly weapons; and all attempts to commit any of the aforementioned acts.

Hate Crimes

The Clery Act requires institutions to separately report all Hate Crimes statistics on any of the previously mentioned offenses or any other crime involving bodily injury reported to local police agencies or to a campus security authority, that manifest evidence that the victim was intentionally selected because of the perpetrator’s bias or the perpetrator perceived the person to be in one of the protected group categories-Race, Gender, Religion, Sexual Orientation, Ethnicity, Disability, National Origin, and Gender Identity.

As of August 14, 2008 the Clery Act was amended to include larceny/simple assault, intimidation and destruction/damage/vandalism (except arson) as reportable categories of hate crimes.