NOTIFICATION OF CAMPUS SAFETY AND SECURITY POLICY
The dean of students or designee will send informational notices to faculty, staff, and students when a serious incident occurs that directly affects the campus . A decision to send a campus notice will be considered on a case-by-case basis. These notices, which will be sent by email and/or posted in common areas, will have the purpose of informing the campus community in order to ease anxieties or combat rumors and misinformation. Examples of incidents that may cause such notices to be sent include the following:
- Death of a student;
- Any incident involving weapons;
- Any serious incident that impacts the campus community.
The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (“Clery Act”) is the landmark federal law, originally known as the Campus Security Act, that requires colleges and universities across the United States to disclose information about crime on and around their campuses. Go to the U.S. Department of Education’s Higher Education website (http://www.higheredcenter.org/policy/clery-act) for more information. As part of the Clery Act, St. Mary’s College is required to provide students and employees with Timely Warnings of crimes that represent a threat to their safety.