In the Annual Security Report, institutions are required to record crimes by location. The three categories of locations subject to reporting are:
- Any building or property owned or controlled by an institution within
the same reasonably contiguous geographic area and used by the institution in direct support of, or in a manner related to, the institution’s educational purposes, including residence halls; and
- Any building or property that
is within or reasonably contiguous to the area identified in paragraph (i) of this definition, that is owned by the institution but controlled by another person, is frequently used by students, and supports institutional purposes (such
as a food or other retail vendor).
-- Oncampus subset: oncampus student housing is defined as "any student housing facility that is owned or controlled by the institution, or is located on property that is owned or controlled by the
institution, and is within the reasonably contiguous geographic area that makes up campus."
-- If an additional location, branch campus, school within the institution, or an administrative location is not within a reasonably contiguous
area, such location would be considered a separate campus for reporting purposes.
Noncampus building or property
- Any building or property owned or controlled by a student organization recognized by the institution; or
- Any building or property owned or controlled by an institution of higher education that is used in direct support of, or in relation to, the institution’s educational purposes, is used by students, and is not within the same
reasonably contiguous geographic area of the institution.
- All public property that is within the same reasonably contiguous geographic area of the institution, such as a sidewalk, a street, other thoroughfare,
or parking facility, and is adjacent to a facility owned or controlled by the institution if the facility is used by the institution in direct support of, or in a manner related to the institution’s educational purposes.
Clery Geography requirements are intended to inform the campus community of crimes and keep them aware and safe. For Clery Geography reporting purposes, remember these principles:
- Consistent with the regulatory framework, institutions
should determine which buildings, facilities, parking lots, and real estate are included in the definition of the "campus."
- Too much information can be just as detrimental as too little information.
- When in doubt, apply the
plain meaning of regulatory and statutory requirements.