It is the responsibility of the University Police to notify the University community in a timely manner when a reported crime occurs on or near the University campus which represents an ongoing threat to the University community
To outline a process that ensures that the University community is notified promptly with accurate information in the event of a reported crime in which there could be an ongoing threat to the community or additional incidents in the future.
VUU Students, Faculty, Staff, and Visitors
The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act) federal statute codified at 20 U.S.C. § 1092(f), with implementing regulations in the U.S. Code of Federal Regulations at 34 C.F.R. 668.46.
The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act)
This Act is a federal statute codified at 20 U.S.C. § 1092(f), with implementing regulations in the U.S. Code of Federal Regulations at 34 C.F.R. 668.46.
The Clery Act requires all colleges and universities that participate in federal financial aid programs to keep and disclose information about crime on and near their respective campuses. Compliance is monitored by the United States Department of Education, which can impose civil penalties, up to $27,500 per violation, against institutions for each infraction and can suspend institutions from participating in federal student financial aid programs. Additionally, the Clery Act requires timely notification to campus members whenever a crime represents an ongoing threat to the safety of students or employees.
The timely warning is triggered when the Virginia Union University Police identify a reported crime that poses an ongoing threat to students, faculty employees and guests. The decision to inform the community shall be based upon the known facts of an incident.
The President of Virginia Union University or designee, in consultation with the Chief of Police, will decide whether to inform the VUU community of possible ongoing criminal behavior and/or other events that may present an ongoing threat or risk to members of the University community. Such timely warning provides opportunity for individuals to take reasonable precautions for their safety. Crimes that occur outside of the “core campus geography” will be evaluated on a case by case basis. If there is ongoing threat information will be posted on the VUU Home web page or a text alert will be sent so that students, faculty, and staff are aware and that reasonable precautions can be taken for their safety.
Timely Warning Incidents
The University community will be notified of crimes that represent an ongoing threat to students and employees. They may stem from reports to University police or other state or local agencies. Those crimes that prompt a timely notification could include, but are not limited to:
The timely warning is distributed by the VUU Information Technology Department and the VUU Police Department.
In notifying the VUU community, one or more of the following communication channels may be employed as appropriate:
The VUU Police Department will maintain an Incident Log in the VUU Police Department office, which is available for public review daily. The log will include the nature, date, time and general location of the incidents reported, as well as the disposition of the complaint, if that is known at the time the log is created.
The VUU Police Department reserves the right to exclude crime report information from the log in circumstances where posting may compromise ongoing police operations. Faculty, staff and students are encouraged to review the Incident Log periodically to become more familiar with the types and locations of incidents that may impact Virginia Union University.
On 11-10-2016 a male student was assaulted in Storer Hall. This investigation is ongoing at this time.
11/28: A female student was sexually assaulted by a known subject.