Board Policy - Campus Crime and Security

The Board of Trustees of Tompkins Cortland Community College directs the President of the College to comply with the federal law, Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (The Clery Act) 20 USC §1092 (f). The Clery Act, formerly known as the Crime Awareness and Campus Security Act, requires colleges and universities across the United States to disclose information about crime on and around their campuses. 

In compliance with the Clery Act, the College will provide timely warnings of crimes that represent a threat to the safety of students or employees and will make our campus security policies available to the public. The college will also collect, report and disseminate crime data to everyone on campus and to the Department of Education annually. In order to be in full compliance, the College will: 

  • Publish and distribute an Annual Campus Security Report to current and prospective students and employees by October 1 of each year. The report must provide crime statistics for the past three years, detail campus and community policies about safety and security measures, describe campus crime prevention programs, and list procedures to be followed in the investigation and prosecution of alleged sex offenses. 
  • Provide students and employees with timely warnings of crimes that represent a threat to their safety. The Campus Police Office will keep a detailed public crime log of all crimes reported to them in the past 60 days. 
  • Keep the past three years of crime statistics detailing crimes that have occurred on campus, in residential facilities, and in public areas on or near campus. 
  • Report liquor and drug law violations and illegal weapons possession if they result in a disciplinary referral or arrest.