Student Handbook 2020-2021

Preparation of Disclosure of Crime Statistics

In accordance with the requirements of the Clery Act (The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act), Keuka College gathers and publishes statistics on a variety of crimes that occur on or near campus. These “Clery crimes” include criminal homicide, sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence, stalking, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, motor vehicle theft, arson, and hate crimes—as well as alcohol, drug and weapons violations. These and all other crimes are to be reported to the Department of Campus Safety and/or local law enforcement or to other school officials referred to as Campus Security Authorities who have a “significant responsibility for student or campus activities,” including the Office of the Dean of Students.

The statistics are reported by calendar year, not academic session, and definitions of named offenses may be found in the handbook for Campus Safety and Security Reporting, a copy of which may be reviewed at the campus safety office. Historical data pertaining to these Clery Crimes is included in the Keuka College Annual Security Report and the Annual Fire Safety report, which can be viewed at https://www.keuka.edu/life-at-kc/safety.

In some cases you may see a significant increase or decrease from year to year to year, which may be unsettling. In some instances, however, an increase in reported violations may merely signal an improved reporting process (including ongoing education of the College community on the importance of reporting crime) rather than an increase in crimes. We are striving to make our Annual Security Report and Annual Fire Safety Report (the Clery Report) a more accurate representation of the relative safety of Keuka College’s campus, and we have made improvements in the reporting process and in the prevention of crimes. We welcome your comments and suggestions about ways that we can make Keuka College safer for all. For more information, see below.

Request for Crime Statistics

The Keuka College Advisory Committee on Campus Security will provide, upon request, all campus crime statistics as reported to the United States Department of Education. Individuals making requests may refer to the United States Department of Education website for campus crime statistics at http://ope.ed.gov/security. Individuals may also contact the director of campus safety at (315) 279-5250. This individual is authorized to provide campus crime statistics for the College.

In addition, when an individual requests campus crime statistics, Keuka College will mail a hard copy of the information to the requester within 10 days. The information provided will include all of the statistics that the campus is required to tabulate under Title 20 of the U.S. code section 1092 (f). A copy of the full report can be downloaded at the following: http://www.keuka.edu/go/safety. Click on Campus Safety and then click on “Clery Report.”