The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (The Clery Act) is part of the Higher Education Act. The goal of this federal law is to ensure that students, prospective students, parents and employees have access to accurate information about crimes committed on campuses, campus security procedures and information, as well as information about prevention programming.
The Clery Act requires institutions of higher education that receive federal financial aid (Title IV) to report statistics on specified crimes on or near college campuses and to provide other safety and crime information to members of the campus community. This information must also be reported to the federal Department of Education by October 1 of each year. The spirit of the Clery Act is transparency; schools must inform employees, students, parents, and potential students and employees of crimes that are occurring on or around university campuses so that they can make informed education and employment decisions.
Florida Gulf Coast University is committed to maintaining a safe and secure environment for the entire campus community. Through training, educational awareness, and data-driven assessment, the University will remain vigilant in creating a campus culture where everyone can safely live, work, and thrive in the FGCU academic environment. The Clery Act Compliance Officer, within the University Police Department, oversees the Clery Compliance Program for Florida Gulf Coast University. Within this webpage, you will find many resources that are informative and helpful should you need to learn about FGCU Clery Compliance regarding crime statistics, daily crime and fire log, Campus Security Authorities, or review FGCU’s Annual Security Report. When in doubt, ASK! If you have any questions regarding the Clery Act on FGCU campus, please contact the Clery Act Compliance Officer, Diania Tsenekos via email email@example.com.
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The Annual Security Report includes statistics for the previous three years (2018, 2019, and 2020) of reported crimes that occurred at each campus location, in on-campus student housing facilities, at off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by Florida Gulf Coast University or officially recognized student organizations that are frequently used by students for educational purposes, and on public property within or immediately adjacent to and accessible from each Florida Gulf Coast University Campus. The Annual Security Report also includes policy information related to campus security, policies regarding alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking prevention, as well as disciplinary procedures and other matters of importance related to security and safety on campus.
The Annual Fire Safety Report contains information regarding fire safety systems for on-campus student housing facilities, fire statistics for on-campus student housing facilities, and fire safety policy information. The Annual Fire Safety Report also contains policy information related to smoking and open flames in on-campus student housing facilities, procedures for student housing evacuation in case of a fire, policies regarding fire safety education for students and employees, the titles of each person or organization to which students and employees should report that a fire in an on-campus student housing facility occurred.
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At Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU), maintaining a safe and secure campus environment is one of our highest priorities. Campus Security Authorities are a vital part of our institutional effort in working together for safe campuses. Campus Security Authorities are defined by the Clery Act and designated by FGCU.
Your responsibilities as a Campus Security Authority will be well-defined through annual training and provided resources. These responsibilities include reporting certain crimes identified by the Clery Act that are reported to you which occurred on or around FGCU campuses and properties. A helpful formula to keep in mind is a Clery Crime + Clery Geography = a reportable Clery Crime Statistic.
There are four categories of CSAs, as defined by the Clery Act:
- A campus police department or a campus security department of an institution.
- Any individual or individuals who have responsibility for campus security but who do not constitute a campus police department or a campus security department (e.g., an individual who is responsible for monitoring the entrance into institutional property).
- Any individual or organization specified in an institution’s statement of campus security policy as an individual or organization to which students and employees should report criminal offenses.
- An official of an institution who has significant responsibility for student and campus activities, including, but not limited to, student housing, student discipline and campus judicial proceedings. An official is defined as any person who has the authority and the duty to take action or respond to particular issues on behalf of the institution.
All FGCU CSAs are notified of their designation upon assuming their role which makes them a CSA, and on an annual basis thereafter. FGCU CSAs are required to participate in training on an annual basis – all communication and reminders of the training will be sent to CSAs from the Clery Act Compliance Officer.
Campus Security Authority training is available for CSAs and they must take the training in order to receive credit for participation. Please Diania Tsenekos with any questions or concerns.
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For the most up-to-date crime log please click here.
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For the most up-to-date fire log please click here.
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What to do if you are raped or sexually assaulted
- Get medical attention immediately. The primary purpose of a medical examination following a rape is to check for injuries and the presence of sexually transmitted diseases or pregnancy (as a result of the rape). The secondary purpose of an examination is to aid the police investigation and legal proceedings through the recovery of evidence.
- Don’t bathe, douche or brush your teeth. Bathing or douching (brushing your teeth if oral sex is involved) is understandably the first thing you might what to do but don’t. You might literally be washing away valuable evidence. Wait until after the medical examination.
- Save your clothing. It’s okay to change your clothes but save what you were wearing. Your clothing could also be valuable evidence. Place each item of clothing into separate paper bags if possible; if not, a single large bag will do. Don't use plastic bags.
- Report the incident to the police. You can also report the incident to the Dean of Students in the Cohen Student Union. It is up to you, but reporting a rape is not the same as prosecuting a rape. Rapists, even acquaintance rapists, are often repeat offenders. Law enforcement can only apprehend offenders when they know about the crime.
- “If you are the victim of a sexual assault and decide not to notify law enforcement,
it is still important that you seek medical attention and contact a victim support
- ARISE: Assault & Rape Information, Support, and Education https://www.fgcu.edu/wellness/arise/
Victim Advocate - Is also available to students who have been a victim of a crime. The Victim Advocate can provide student victims with their reporting options and may work with University officials to address students' concerns related to personal safety and connect student with internal and external resources. For more information, contact: Aisha Lewis, Victim Advocate Phone #: 239-745-4344 or email:firstname.lastname@example.org.
Student Health Services (SHS) -Student Health Services does not perform forensic rape exams. However, SHS offers testing and treatment for sexually transmitted infections and Plan B emergency contraception. SHS can also direct you to other campus resources. SHS is at the Wellness Center and can be contacted at (239) 590-7966.
Counseling and Psychological Services Office (CAPS) - Provides free confidential personal, emotional, and behavioral support services to all students dealing with trauma or victimization. CAPS can be reached at 239-745-3277 24 hours a day.
Student Care Services - Is available to students who have been a victim of a crime. The Student Care Services Case Manager can provide student victims with help navigate campus and local processes. Student Care Services Assistant Dean Dr. Daniel Hoover: 239-590-7900 email:email@example.com
Do you know someone in crisis, or in need of assistance navigating campus services? Submit a Care or Concern form: CONCERN FORM
Student Conduct and Dean of Students - The Dean of Students can summarize the student conduct process if the accused is a student at FGCU. You are encouraged to report so that we can look into the incident and do what we can to ensure this does not happen again to anyone else. The Dean will also provide information and resources available to assist you. The Dean's office isin the Cohen Student Union, room 288 and can be contacted at 239-590-7900.
File a Student Code of Conduct complaint: FILE REPORT
Director of Equity, Ethics, Complaince and Title IX Coordinator - Precious Gunter, 239-745-4366, firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact the Title IX Coordinator if you:
- Wish to understand your options if you think you may have encountered sex discrimination or sexual misconduct;
- Learn of a situation that you feel may warrant a University investigation;
- Need help on how to handle a situation by which you are indirectly affected;
- Seek guidance on possible informal remedies or administrative measures to de-escalate or alleviate a difficult situation;
- Have questions about FGCU’s policies and procedures.
File a Title IX complaint: FILE REPORT
ACT (Abuse Counseling and Treatment)- (Lee, Hendry, Glades Counties) A hotline counselor can speak to you about options, assist you in making a safety plan, identify resources and assist you in making an appointment for counseling. Services are free. 24-hour hotline is 239-939-3112. The forensic examination is completed at201 4th Street, Fort Myers, FL 33907.
Project Help (Collier County) - The Hotline offers immediate crisis intervention, information, and referral services. 24hr hotline 239-262-7227.
C.A.R.E (Center for Abuse & Rape Emergencies) - (Charlotte County) - The Hotline offers immediate crisis intervention, information, and referral services. 24hr hotline 941-637-0404.
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Given the nature of incidents which occur both on and off campus, The Florida Gulf Coast University Police Department would like to remind anyone interested in receiving information of this nature to sign up with the RAVE Alert notification systems. All current faculty, staff, and students are automatically enrolled in the FGCU Alert System. If you do not receive the alerts and are a current faculty, staff, or student, please ensure your information is correct in Banner/Gulfline or Workday. All current faculty, staff, and students can also update their information in the RAVE Guardian app on your mobile device.
In the event of a significant emergency or dangerous situation occurring on the campus that involves an immediate threat to the health or safety of students, faculty, and staff an FGCU Alert-Emergency Notification will be issued. The Emergency Notification will provide instructions and updates on the situation.
In the event of a serious or continuing threat to students, faculty, and staff that is reported to a campus security authority an FGCU Alert-Timely Warning will be issued. The Timely Warning will provide information regarding the incident, along with safety tips and resources.
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The Clery Act Requires Institutions to Disclose Statistics for Reported Crimes Based on Where the Crimes Occurred. Clery Geography is Broken Down in to Three Specific Geographical Categories: On-campus and On-campus Student Housing Facilities, Noncampus Property or Buildings, and Public Property.
Additionally, Institutions That Have More than One Campus Must Meet All of the Same Requirements for Each Separate Campus. 34 CFR 668.46(c)(4)
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 the area identified in paragraph (i) 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). 34 CFR 668.46(a)
ON-CAMPUS STUDENT HOUSING FACILITIES
Any 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 is considered an on-campus student housing facility. 34 CFR 668.41(a)
NONCAMPUS PROPERTY OR BUILDINGS
Any building or property owned or controlled by a student organization 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. 34 CFR 668.46(a)
All public property, including thoroughfares, streets, sidewalks, and parking facilities, that is within the campus, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus. 34 CFR 668.46(a)
A location of an institution that is geographically apart and independent of the main campus of the institution. A location of an institution is considered independent of the main campus if the location is permanent in nature, offers courses in educational programs leading to a degree or other recognized educational credential, has its own faculty and administrative or supervisory organization, and has its own budgetary and hiring authority. 34 CFR 600.2
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Your responsibilities as a Campus Security Authority is well-defined. It is your responsibility to report certain crimes identified by the Clery Act that are reported to you or your department and occurred on or around FGCU campuses and properties. Again, an easy formula to keep in mind is a Clery Crime + Clery Geography = a reportable Clery Crime Statistic.
- Clery Crimes are reportable as follows:
- Murder/ 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.
- Sex offenses: 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 victims, 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.
- Incest: Sexual intercourse between persons who are related to each other within the degrees wherein marriage is prohibited by law.
- Statutory Rape: Sexual intercourse with a person who is under the statutory age of consent.
- 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.
- Unlawful attack by one person upon another for the purpose of inflicting severe or aggravated bodily injury
- Unlawful entry of a structure to commit a felony or a theft.
Motor Vehicle Theft
- The theft of attempted theft of a motor vehicle.
- 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
- Violence committed by a person who is or has been in a social relationship of a romantic
or intimate nature with the victim; and where the existence of such a relationship
shall be determined based on a consideration of the following factors:
1. The length of the relationship
2. The type of the relationship
3. The frequency of interaction between the persons involved in the relationship
- Felony or misdemeanor crimes 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 cohabitated 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… 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.
- Engaging in a course of conduct directed at a specific person that would cause a reasonable person to fear for his or her safety or the safety of others, or suffer substantial emotional distress.
In addition to the above crimes, any crime listed in the additional categories below motivated by bias such as race, ethnicity, disability, gender identity, gender, religion, national origin, and sexual orientation must be reported.
- Simple Assault
- Destruction/Damage/Vandalism of Property
ARRESTS & REFERRALS
- The violation of state or local law or ordinances prohibiting the manufacture, violation sale, purchase, transportation, possession, or use of alcoholic beverages.
- The violation of laws prohibiting the production, distribution and/or use of violation certain controlled substances and the equipment or devices utilized in their preparation and/or use.
- The violation of laws or ordinances prohibiting the manufacture, sale, purchase, violation transportation, possession, concealment, or use of firearms, cutting instruments, explosives, incendiary devices, or other deadly weapons.
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Welcome to the Campus Security Authority (CSA) Training!
If you are here to complete CSA Training. You have been identified as a FGCU Campus Security Authority (CSA). The CSA training consists of a 40-minute presentation explaining what the responsibilities of a CSA are and how to report crimes to the Clery Compliance Officer. After the video, there is a 8 question quiz. You must score 80% on the quiz to successfully complete this training. You will need to click on the button below to complete the CSA training. This training is required to be completed annually.
After completing the training, the Clery Compliance Officer will record your efforts and you will receive an emailed certificate of completion.
If you have any questions regarding the training or process please reach out to Diania Tsenekos, Clery Act Compliance Officer: email@example.com 239-590-1926.
Thank you in advance for your time and efforts towards maintaining a safe and secure campus for all.
Your responsibility as a Campus Security Authority is well-defined. It is your responsibility to report certain crimes identified by the Clery Act that are reported to you or your department and occurred on or around FGCU campuses and properties. Again, an easy formula to keep in mind is a Clery Crime + Clery Geography = a reportable Clery Crime Statistic. This reporting form is only for Campus Security Authorities for Clery Purposes, this is not to report a crime that occurs on campus. UPD no longer utilizes online reporting, please contact 239-590-1900 to report a crime that occurs on campus or on university property.