Campus Crime and Clery Act
Although no campus is free from crime, we are committed to maintaining a safe and secure environment for you to live, work, study, and conduct research. In order to assist you we provide multiple resources for you to educate yourself. The ASU Police strive to provide timely information to the community through postings on the ASU Police web page, through electronic media and postings in buildings across campus.
The Clery Act
The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, or Clery Act, requires higher education institutions to disclose campus crime statistics and security information. ASU Police issues Clery timely warnings in the form of Crime Alerts. Crime Alerts are not required to be issued for Clery Act crimes reported to pastoral or professional counselors working in those roles. The act’s purpose is to provide students and their families with accurate, complete, and timely information about campus safety so they can make informed decisions.
In order to heighten safety awareness, ASU Police will issue crime alerts to notify students, faculty, and staff of crimes, which may represent an ongoing threat to the campus community. The crime alert also may seek information which may lead to an arrest and conviction of the offender.
The ASU Police Department is responsible for creating and publishing the Crime Alerts. Crime Alerts will be disseminated utilizing a variety of methods, which includes at a minimum, mass email and posting to the ASU Police website. In addition, information may be shared through social media and the posting of bulletins on campus. ASU Police work closely with individuals reporting Clery Act crimes to ensure the victim's privacy while also ensuring the community has adequate information regarding potential risks.
ASU Police will assess each Clery crime, which is brought to their attention and occurs within ASU's Clery Act geography, on a case-by-case basis in light of the facts surrounding the incident and mitigating factors such as the suspect being apprehended may eliminate the need for the issuance of a Crime Alert. In conjunction, the Clery Act Compliance Coordinator will assess Clery crimes, which are reported by Campus Security Authorities outside of the ASU Police Department.
Arizona State University uses statistical data to develop meaningful policies around prevention, awareness, and response to campus crime.
The Clery Act requires institutions to disclose four general categories of crime statistics.
- Aggravated Assault.
- Murder and Non-negligent Manslaughter.
- Negligent Manslaughter.
- Sex Offenses | Fondling, Incest, Rape, and Statutory Rape.
A hate crime is a criminal offense that includes evidence that the victim was intentionally selected because of the perpetrator's bias against the victim.
- Includes the above-mentioned criminal offenses.
- Destruction/Damage/Vandalism of Property.
- Simple Assault.
- Dating Violence.
- Domestic Violence.
Arrests and Referrals
for Disciplinary Action
- Drug Abuse violations.
- Liquor law violations.
- Weapons – carrying, possessing.
Campus Security Authority Training
ASU students, faculty and staff | please contact ASUPD at 480-965-3456.
ASU affiliates | please self-enroll in the Clery course using your employer email address through Continuing and Professional Education at ASU.
For questions regarding Campus Security Authorities, statistics, reporting or other Clery related questions, call 480-965-3456.
A Campus Security Authority is defined as:
A member of the ASU Police Department.
Not a member of the ASU Police Department but are responsible for campus security.
An individual within ASU who has been identified as someone to whom crimes should be reported, such as a Title IX Coordinator or Dean of Students.
An individual with significant responsibility for student and campus activities, such as a director who oversees housing, an athletic coach or assistant, faculty advisor to a student group or club.
All Clery Act crimes reported to a CSA must be reported to the Clery Act Compliance Coordinator for statistical inclusion in the Annual Security and Fire Safety Report publication and for evaluation to determine if a serious, ongoing or continuing threat to the campus community exists so a Crime Alert can be issued.
Crimes reported to Campus Security Authorities should be submitted online via the Campus Security Authority Clery Incident Reporting Form.
For questions regarding Title IX, contact:
Jodi Preudhomme | Title IX Coordinator and Special Counsel
You can anonymously report safety concerns and suspected compliance issues through the ASU Hotline.
View the ASU 2023 Report
ASU publishes the Annual Security and Fire Safety Report by October 1 of each year. The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report includes crime statistics for the previous three years and information on ASU Police authority and response, building access and security, campus crime facts and prevention, fire safety information, and weapon, drugs, and alcohol policies.
To obtain a printed copy, contact the ASU Clery Act Compliance Coordinator at 480-965-2301, or visit any ASU campus police department location.