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Clery Compliance

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The Clery Act

The U.S. Department of Education, Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act requires higher education institutions receiving federal funds to publicly disclose and publish campus crime statistics, security policies, and safety information communicated to the WesternU community. This data includes crimes that have occurred on-campus, in certain non-campus buildings or properties that are owned or controlled by WesternU, and on public property within or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus. A crime is reported when it is brought to the attention of a campus security authority or the local police by a victim, witness, other third party, or even the offender. An institution must disclose crime reports regardless of whether any of the individuals involved in either the crime itself, or in the reporting of the crime, are associated with the institution.
  • ANNUAL SECURITY AND FIRE SAFETY REPORT

    WesternU is required by law to publish an Annual Security and Fire Safety Report each year before October 1. These reports includes statistics for WesternU’s campuses (California and Oregon) for the previous three years concerning certain categories of reported crimes that occurred on campus, in other property owned or controlled by WesternU, and on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from each campus.

    The fire safety portion of these reports include statistics for the previous three years concerning reported instances of fire in residence halls, the number of evacuation drills performed, and information about fire detection & suppression systems in each residence hall.

    In addition, these reports give information about services provided by Campus Security, emergency preparedness and procedures, and institutional policies concerning crime prevention, the reporting of crimes, missing resident students, emergency notifications, alcohol and drug use, and policies and procedures on sexual assault, domestic and dating violence and stalking.

    2022 Annual Security Report – WesternU Pomona Campus

    2022 Annual Security Report – WesternU COMP-NW Campus

    2022 Annual Security Report – WesternU CHS-NW Campus

  • CLERY GEOGRAPHY

    Definitions

    • On Campus
      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 paragraph (1) 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).
    • On Campus Housing
      A 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 the campus.
    • Public Property
      All public property, including thoroughfares, streets, sidewalks, and parking facilities, that is within the campus, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus (Includes Centennial Park).
    • Non-campus buildings or property
      Any building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or Any building or property owned or controlled by an institution that is used in direct support of, or in relation to, the institution’s educational purposes, is frequently used by students, and is not within the same reasonably contiguous geographic area of the institution.
      – Property Frequently Used by Students
      – Short-stay “away” trips – University sponsored trips of more than one night for student travel. Include information about lodging and any classroom (other) space sponsored by the university.
      – Repeated Use – University sponsored travel that occurs more than once in any 365 day period. Example — student group travels to Oregon every semester and stays at the same hotel each time.
  • CLERY ACT CRIMES

    Criminal Offenses

    • Murder or Non negligent manslaughter: The willful (non-negligent) killing of one human being by another.
    • Manslaughter by Negligence: The killing of another person through gross negligence.
    • Sexual Assault: An offense that meets the definition of rape, fondling, incest, or statutory rape as used in the FBI’s Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) program. Per the National Incident-Based Reporting System User Manual from the FBI UCR Program, A sex offense is “any sexual act directed against another person, without the consent of the victim, including instances where the victim is incapable of giving consent.”
    • Rape: The penetration, no matter how slight, of the vagina or anus with any body part or object, or oral penetration by a sex organ of another person, without the consent of the victim.
    • Fondling: The touching of the private body parts of another person for the purpose of sexual gratification, without the consent of the victim, including instances where the victim is incapable of giving consent because of his/her age or because of his/her temporary or permanent mental incapacity.
    • Statutory Rape: Non-forcible sexual intercourse with a person who is under the statutory age of consent.
    • Incest: Non-forcible sexual intercourse between persons who are related to each other within the degrees wherein marriage is prohibited by law.
    • Robbery: 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 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 which could and probably would result in serious personal injury if the crime were successfully completed.)
    • Burglary: The unlawful entry of a structure to commit a felony or a theft. For reporting purposes this definition includes: unlawful entry with intent to commit a larceny or felony; breaking and entering with intent to commit a larceny; housebreaking; safecracking; and all attempts to commit any of the aforementioned.
    • Motor vehicle theft: The theft or attempted theft of a motor vehicle. (Classify as motor vehicle theft all cases where automobiles are taken by persons not having lawful access even though the vehicles are later abandoned—including joyriding.)
    • Arson: 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.

    Violence Against Women Act (VAWA)

    • Sexual Assault: An offense that meets the definition of rape, fondling, incest, or statutory rape as used in the FBI’s Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) program. Per the National Incident-Based Reporting System User Manual from the FBI UCR Program, A sex offense is “any sexual act directed against another person, without the consent of the victim, including instances where the victim is incapable of giving consent.” Refer to the definitions above for rape, fondling, incest, and statutory rape.
    • Domestic Violence: A Felony or misdemeanor crime of violence committed—
      • By a current or former spouse or intimate partner of the victim;
      • By a person with whom the victim shares a child in common;
      • By a person who is cohabitating with, or has cohabited with, the victim as a spouse or intimate partner;
      • By a person similarly situated to a spouse of the victim under the domestic or family violence laws of the jurisdiction in which the crime of violence occurred; or
      • By any other person against an adult or youth victim who is protected from that person’s acts under the domestic or family violence laws of the jurisdiction in which the crime of violence occurred.
    • Dating Violence: Violence committed by a person who is or has been in a social relationship of a romantic or intimate nature with the victim.
      • The existence of such a relationship shall be based on the reporting party’s statement and with consideration of the length of the relationship, the type of relationship, and the frequency of interaction between the persons involved in the relationship.
      • For the purposes of this definition—
        • Dating violence includes, but is not limited to, sexual or physical abuse or the threat of such abuse.
        • Dating violence does not include acts covered under the definition of domestic violence.
    • Stalking:
      • Engaging in a course of conduct directed at a specific person that would cause a reasonable person to—
      • Fear for the person’s safety or the safety of others; or
      • Suffer substantial emotional distress.
      • For the purposes of this definition—
        • Course of conduct means two or more acts, including, but not limited to, acts which the stalker directly, indirectly, or through third parties, by any action, method, device, or means follows, monitors, observes, surveils, threatens, or communicates to or about, a person, or interferes with a person’s property.
        • Reasonable person means a reasonable person under similar circumstances and with similar identities to the victim.
        • Substantial emotional distress means significant mental suffering or anguish that may, but does not necessarily, require medical or other professional treatment or counseling.

    Hate Crimes

    Hate crimes include all of the criminal offenses with the addition of intimidation, vandalism, larceny, and simple assault. The additional crimes will only be counted in the Clery statistics if they are motivated by hate.

    • Intimidation: To unlawfully place another person in reasonable fear of bodily harm through the use of threatening words and/or other conduct, but without displaying a weapon or subjecting the victim to actual physical attack.
    • Destruction/Damage/Vandalism of Property: To willfully or maliciously destroy, damage, deface, or otherwise injure real or personal property without the consent of the owner or the person having custody or control of it.
    • Larceny-Theft: The unlawful taking, carrying, leading, or riding away of property from the possession or constructive possession of another. Attempted larcenies are included. Embezzlement, confidence games, forgery, worthless checks, etc., are excluded.
    • Simple Assault: An unlawful physical attack by one person upon another where neither the offender displays a weapon, nor the victim suffers obvious severe or aggravated bodily injury involving apparent broken bones, loss of teeth, possible internal injury, severe laceration, or loss of consciousness.

    Hate Crime Bias

    A hate crime is a criminal offense committed against a person or property which is motivated, in whole or in part, by the offender’s bias. Bias is a preformed negative opinion or attitude toward a group of persons. Although there are many possible categories of bias, under Clery, only the following categories are reported:

    • Disability: A preformed negative opinion or attitude toward a group of persons based on their physical or mental impairments/challenges, whether such disability is temporary or permanent, congenital or acquired by heredity, accident, injury, advanced age or illness.
    • Ethnicity: A preformed negative opinion or attitude toward a group of persons of the same race who share common or similar traits, languages, customs and traditions (e.g., Arabs, Hispanics).
    • National origin: A preformed negative opinion or attitude toward a group of persons of the same country or area of birth.
    • Gender: A preformed negative opinion or attitude toward a group of persons because those persons are male or female.
    • Gender Identity: Bias based on gender is a preformed negative opinion or attitude toward a group of persons because of actual or perceived gender-related characteristics
    • Race: A preformed negative attitude toward a group of persons who possess common physical characteristics (e.g., color of skin, eyes, and/or hair; facial features, etc.) genetically transmitted by descent and heredity, which distinguish them as a distinct division of humankind (e.g., Asians, blacks, whites).
    • Religion: A preformed negative opinion or attitude toward a group of persons who share the same religious beliefs regarding the origin and purpose of the universe and the existence or nonexistence of a supreme being (e.g., Catholics, Jews, Protestants, atheists).
    • Sexual orientation: A preformed negative opinion or attitude toward a group of persons based on their sexual attraction toward, and responsiveness to, members of their own sex or members of the opposite sex (e.g., gays, lesbians, heterosexuals).

    Arrests and Referrals for Disciplinary Action

    The last category of crime statistics that must be disclosed is the number of arrests and the number of persons referred for disciplinary action for the following law violations: (1) Weapons: Carrying, Possessing, Etc.; (2) Drug Abuse Violations; and (3) Liquor Law Violations.

    1. Weapons: Carrying, Possessing, Etc., is defined as the violation of laws or ordinances prohibiting the manufacture, sale, purchase, transportation, possession, concealment, or use of firearms, cutting instruments, explosives, incendiary devices or other deadly weapons. This classification encompasses weapons offenses that are regulatory in nature.
    2. Drug Abuse Violations are defined as the violation of laws prohibiting the production, distribution and/or use of certain controlled substances and the equipment or devices utilized in their preparation and/or use. The unlawful cultivation, manufacture, distribution, sale, purchase, use, possession, transportation or importation of any controlled drug or narcotic substance. Arrests for violations of state and local laws, specifically those relating to the unlawful possession, sale, use, growing, manufacturing and making of narcotic drugs.
    3. Liquor Law Violations are defined as the violation of state or local laws or ordinances prohibiting the manufacture, sale, purchase, transportation, possession or use of alcoholic beverages, not including driving under the influence and drunkenness.
  • EMERGENCY NOTIFICATIONS – TIMELY WARNING

    Subject to the University’s obligations under the Clery Act, WesternU will immediately notify the campus community, through our Office of Campus Security, upon confirmation of a significant emergency or dangerous situation involving an immediate threat to the health or safety of students or employees occurring in our Clery Geography (On Campus, Public Property and Non-Campus property). Emergency Notifications will be distributed as soon as pertinent information is available, in a manner that withholds the names of victims as confidential, and with the goal of aiding in the prevention of similar occurrences.

    Individuals on campus should notify the Office of Campus Security of crimes as soon as possible.

    The Office of Campus Security will gather all pertinent information about the nature of the crime from the reporting person and other available sources (these may include, but are not limited to: other witnesses, the University video camera system, the University card access system, and the local Police Department).

    1. Based on the information available, the Director of Campus Security or his designee shall determine whether the crime presents a serious or continuing threat to the campus community. Emergency Notifications are typically issued for the following Uniform Crime Reporting Program (UCR)/National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS) crime classifications:
      • Murder/Non-Negligent Manslaughter
      • Aggravated Assault (cases involving assaults among known parties, such as two roommates fighting which results in an aggravated injury, will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis to determine if the individual is believed to be an ongoing threat to the larger WesternU community)
      • Robbery involving force or violence (cases including pickpocketing and purse snatching will typically not result in the issuance of a Crime Alert, but will be assessed on a case-by-case basis)
      • Sexual Assault (considered on a case-by-case basis depending on the facts of the case, when and where the incident occurred, when it was reported, and the amount information known by the Director of Campus Security, or designee). In cases involving sexual assault, they are often reported long after the incident occurred, thus there is no longer the opportunity to distribute an Emergency Notification as a “timely” warning notice to the community. All cases of sexual assault, including stranger and non-stranger/acquaintance cases, will be assessed for potential issuance of an Emergency Notification.
      • Major incidents of Arson
      • Emergency Notifications may be issued for other Clery crimes as determined necessary by the Director of Campus Security, or his designee in his absence. Notices for other crime classifications and locations, even though not required by the law, may be issued as Public Safety Advisories.
      • WesternU is not required to issue an Emergency Notification for crimes reported to pastoral and professional counselors because these reports may be made confidentially, however pastoral and professional counselors are encouraged to refer persons they are counseling to report crimes to Campus Security on a voluntary, confidential basis for the purpose of allowing an Emergency Notification to be distributed.
    2. Based on the information available, the Director of Campus Security or his designee shall determine the content of the Emergency Notifications, the method by which to disseminate the warning to the campus community, and will issue/initiate the distribution of the Emergency Notification.
    3. Emergency Notifications will typically be issued to current students and employees via email to all WesternU assigned email accounts. Emergency Notifications may also be issued using some or all of the following methods of communication: text messages, phone calls, and the main University website. The content of the Emergency Notification may include but is not limited to the nature of the crime, the area where the crime occurred, a description of the suspect(s), and safety tips. It is the responsibility of the Director of Campus Security or his designee to determine whether a crime presents a serious or continuing threat to the campus community and issue a Emergency Notification if necessary.

    WesternU utilizes an emergency notification system to deliver messages to students and employees via text, email, telephone and the LiveSafe app. You may visit WesternU’s Student Portal, my.westernu.edu, and click on “Self Service,” then “Personal Information Services Menu” to review and/or update your addresses and phone number.

    WesternU has partnered with the LiveSafe mobile app to provide our community a powerful tool that will help keep our campuses safe. The LiveSafe app is available for both iOS (Apple) and Android (Google) devices. Visit the University Student Affairs website to learn how to install and use the app.


  • Campus Security Authority (CSA)

    WHAT IS A CSA?

    • The U.S. Department of Education defines a campus security authority is an official of an institution who has significant responsibility for student and campus activities. A CSA has responsibilities under Clery to report information for timely warnings and for collection of crime statistics.

    WHO ARE CSAS?

    • At Western University of Health Sciences, the CSA’s are defined as:
      • Administrators of Non-WesternU Campus Locations.
      • Campus Security personnel
      • Deans
      • Faculty or staff who act as advisors and co-advisors to student organizations
      • Directors/Department Heads
      • University Student Affairs
      • Senior Administrative Leaders/Senior Executive Leadership
      • Title IX Coordinator and Deputy Title IX Coordinators

    Campus safety authorities are required to report criminal occurrences to the campus law enforcement unit (Office of Campus Security) under the annual reporting and timely warning requirements of the Clery Act. It shall be the responsibility of the Office of Campus Security to investigate reports of criminal activity on campus.


    Daily Crime and Fire Log

    The Crime and Fire Log includes crimes occurring on WesternU’s Clery geography reported to Campus Security in the past 60 days and fires in campus housing reported to Campus Security in the past 60 days.

    Please note that the reported incidents listed on the crime log do not necessarily indicate that the events actually occurred as described. The crime log is based on reports received by Campus Security, and we are required by the Clery Act to list them as reported. Each reported incident must remain on the crime log even if our investigation determines otherwise.

    The hard copy log is located in the Office of Campus Security is printed from the website and also contains only the most recent 60 days of the log. Log entries older than 60 days (up to the past 7 years) are available upon request, within 2 business days, and will be provided from the dispatch and incident reporting system, which contains the same information but is formatted differently.

    In general, entries in this log will be given one of the following dispositions to reflect the current status of the incident. If the status of an incident changes, this log will be updated within two business days to reflect the new disposition:

    Term

    Definition

    Active There is an active investigation regarding this incident.
    Cleared (no follow-up necessary) This incident has been resolved with no further action necessary.
    Cleared by Arrest This incident has been resolved by arrest.
    Cleared by Exception This incident was resolved — no arrest was made.
    Referred to PD This incident was referred to the local Police Department for follow-up.
    Referred to Student Development This incident was referred to WesternU’s Student Affairs Department for follow-up.
    Inactive There is currently no further action to be taken regarding this incident.
    Unfounded Law enforcement has determined that no offense occurred nor was attempted.

     

     

  • Daily Crime Log – Pomona, CA Campus

    Date Reported

    Location

    Incident #

    Date and Time Occurred

    Nature of the Crime/Fire

    Crime Disposition







    05/18/2024 Ca Campus – Parking Structure INC2024211 Saturday, 05/18/2024, 1230 hours Trespassing Inactive






    05/16/2024 CA Campus – Daumier INC2024205 Thursday, 05/16/2024, 0115 hours Suspicious Person – no crime Inactive






    5/16/2024 CA Campus – Parking Structure INC2024206 Thursday, 05/16/2024, 0835 hours Solo Traffic Collision Cleared (no follow-up necessary)






    05/16/2024 CA Campus- Lot 19 INC2024195 Saturday, 05/11/2024, 1841 hours Vandalism Cleared (no follow-up necessary)






    05/11/2024 CA Campus – PCC INC2024196 Saturday, 05/11/2024, 1859 hours Vandalism Cleared (no follow-up necessary)






    04/30/2024 Ca Campus – Lot 24 INC2024175 Tuesday, 04/30/2024, 1515 hours Traffic Collision Cleared (no follow-up necessary)






    04/29/2024

    CA Campus – PCC INC204174 Friday, 04/26/2024, 1500 hours Theft Referred to PD






    04/24/2024

    CA Campus – VMC INC2024167 Tuesday, 04/23/2024, 1328 hours Trespassing Inactive






    04/08/2024

    CA Campus – AT INC2024141 Monday, 04/01/2024, 1056 hours Theft Cleared (no follow-up necessary)






    04/08/2024 CA Campus – HSC INC2024140 Monday, 04/01/2024, 1039 hours Theft Cleared (no follow-up necessary)






    04/01/2024

    CA Campus – Parking Structure INC2024129 Tuesday, 04/01/2024, 1541 hours Hit and Run: Parked Vehicle Cleared (no follow-up necessary)






    03/28/2024

    CA Campus – RWC INC2024127 Thursday, 03/28/2024, 2258 hours Disturbing the peace Referred to PD






    03/26/2024

    CA Campus – VCC INC2024121 Tuesday, 03/26/2024, 1103 hours Illness Response – No Crime Inactive






    03/21/2021

    CA Campus – Lot 24 INC2024114 Thursday, 03/21/2024, 2154 hours Incident Response – No Crime Inactive






    03/20/2024

    CA Campus – Parking Structure INC2024112 Wednesday, 03/20/2024, 1057 hours Traffic Collision Cleared (no follow-up necessary)






    03/18/2024

    CA Campus – Lot 19 and Lot 24 INC2024107 Monday, 03/18/2024, 1319 hours Disorderly Conduct Referred to PD






    03/08/2024

    CA Campus – PHC INC202488 Friday, 03/08/2024 0957 hours Traffic Collision Cleared (no follow-up necessary)






    03/07/2024

    CA Campus – PCC INC202486 Thursday, 03/07/2024, 1719 hours Illness Response – No Crime Inactive






    03/06/2024

    CA Campus – Lot 21 INC202482 Wednesday, 03/06/2024, 2130 hours Vandalism Cleared (no follow-up necessary)






    03/04/2024

    CA Campus – 4th and Gibbs INC202479 Monday, 03/04/2024, 2134 hours Solo Traffic Collision Cleared (no follow-up necessary)






    02/11/2024

    CA Campus – 3rd and Palomares INC202448 Saturday, 02/11/2024, 0301 hours Solo Traffic Collision Referred to PD






    02/06/2024

    CA Campus – PCC INC202445 Tuesday, 02/02/2024, 1549 hours Illness Response – No Crime Inactive






    02/01/2024

    CA Campus – LOT 24 INC202440 Thursday, 02/01/2021, 2140 hours Vandalism Cleared by Arrest






    02/01/2024

    CA Campus – Gibbs & Third INC202439 Thursday, 02/01/2024, 0139 hours Solo, Scooter TC Cleared (no follow-up necessary)






    01/31/2024

    CA Campus – Lot A INC202438 Wednesday, 01/31/2024, 2032 hours Incident Response – No Crime Cleared (no follow-up necessary)






    01/29/2024

    CA Campus – Anderson Tower INC202433 Monday, 01/29/2024, 2307 hours Vandalism Cleared (no follow-up necessary)

     

  • Daily Crime Log – COMP-NW OR Campus

    No Crimes to Report.

  • Daily Crime Log – CHS-NW OR Campus

    No Crimes to Report.