In 1991, the U.S. Congress passed the Student Right-to-Know and Campus Security Act, which requires colleges to report the three previous years of crime statistics and campus security information and policies. The act was amended in 1992, 1998 and 2000. In October 1998, President Clinton signed an amendment renaming the act the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act and requiring that crimes motivated by hate or bias be included in the statistics. In 2008, the Higher Education Opportunity Act added additional requirements for reporting, including but not limited to: emergency response and evacuation procedures, expanding the list of crimes motivated by hate or bias, reporting of fire safety information, and establishing a missing student notification policy.
The Clery Act requires institutions to disclose three general categories of crime statistics:
- Murder and Non-Negligent Manslaughter
- Negligent Manslaughter
- Sex Offenses, including: forcible and non-forcible
- Aggravated Assault
- Motor Vehicle Theft
- Any of the above-mentioned offenses
- Simple Assault
- Vandalism of Property
- Illegal weapons possession
- Violation of drug and liquor laws
The University of Kansas recognizes the importance for an institution of higher learning to develop and maintain a safe and secure environment in which the academic and social pursuits of its members can be fully realized. The university has the utmost concern for the success of each student and endeavors to allow each student maximum freedom to live his/her life free from interference. With this freedom, however, each student is responsible to be an active participant in the exercise of personal safety. While the University of Kansas strives to provide a safe environment, criminal incidents and other emergencies may occur despite reasonable efforts.
No community's security plan can attain maximum effectiveness unless everyone contributes to making it work. Safety and security are both personal and shared responsibilities. The university encourages all crimes to be reported to the Overland Park Police Department and the Edwards Campus administration. By accepting this responsibility members of the university community foster a safe and secure academic environment.
For the purpose of the Edwards Campus, a lockout consists of Security opening any door that is not listed on the 25Live events report, other than doors scheduled to be opened daily by Security, such as the Hawks Nest.
Security may request a KU ID Card, or a government issued ID for verification of identity. Lockouts should be documented on the Security log sheet. The documentation should include the room or rooms being unlocked, the person being granted access, and in situations where it applies, the name of the person who authorized access. Lockouts will be completed in the order they are received and should be completed as soon as is reasonably possible, subject to the Security Officer’s current duties. Contact Security in Regents Center 107 or at 913-897-8700.
The following types of lockouts will be performed by Security at the Edwards Campus as staffing and circumstances allow:
- Security will open the door of private offices only for the person assigned to that office, except in cases of an emergency affecting the physical health or safety of an individual.
- Security will open the loading dock doors, closets, classrooms, computer labs, mailroom, conference rooms, and kitchens at the request of the front desk reception, events staff, or individuals assigned to the Edwards Campus.
- Mothering Room Requests-Security will unlock the RC 210 outer suite door and make sure an office is accessible for anyone who requests to use the Mothering Room.
- Security will unlock the outer doors of office suites such as Regnier 170, 270, 370, for staff and faculty who have offices or mailboxes in those rooms.
- Security will unlock loading dock doors, closets, classrooms, computer labs, conference rooms, maintenance areas, and roof accesses for contractors when authorized by Facility Services, IT, Events Team or Edwards Campus administration. The preferred method however should be for these appointments to be scheduled in 25Live when possible.
- Security will only allow student access into rooms equipped with C-BORD access control systems or keypad accessible locks, so that a student can retrieve personal property. Once the personal property has been retrieved, they will need to exit the room, and then swipe their card to gain entry back into the space.
- If students request any space be unlocked that is not scheduled to be unlocked in the near future, e.g. arriving early to their classroom, they shall be directed to the Hawks Nest.
Students requesting a classroom for group-work should have their instructor contact the Events team in order to schedule the activity.
KU Public Safety Officers
Judd Bowerman John Deveau