Annual Security and Fire Safety Report
The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report for Bellarmine University is prepared as part of the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act of 1990. This report includes statistics for the previous three years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus; in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by Bellarmine University; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus. Resident hall fire statistics for the past three years are included in this report. The report also includes institutional policies and procedures concerning campus security, such as policies concerning Non-Sexual Intercourse, Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), Title IX and Fire Safety policies.
The completed ASR is available to students, employees, families and the public by October 1. A notice is also sent to the university community on how to view this report.
The crime statistics disclosed as required by the Clery Act are gathered from several sources within the university community including, but not limited to Public Safety, Dean of Students, Housing, and local law enforcement agencies for crimes occurring on campus, on public property immediately adjacent to the campus and non-campus buildings owned or controlled by the university. The purpose of this report is to report timely information about safety on campus so the community has the ability to make informed and responsible decisions.
The Clery Act affects virtually all public and private colleges and is enforced by the U.S. Department of Education. Campuses that fail to comply with the act can be penalized with fines and may be suspended from participating in the federal financial aid program.
This Kentucky state legislation was passed in response to the death of Michael Minger, a Murray State student who died in his college dorm room as a result of arson. The legislation is designed to provide greater security for students attending postsecondary educations institutions in the Commonwealth. It mirrors the Clery Act in many ways with a few exceptions. One of the differences of this regulation is that the crime log must be available on computer networks. The Minger Act also clarifies issues with the jurisdiction of the state fire marshal and requires campus officials to notify the state fire marshal of any fire or threat of fire on campus. This includes all fire alarm activations.
Daily Incident Log
In addition to disclosing crime and fire statistics, the Department of Public Safety maintains a Daily Incident Log that includes all non-criminal incidents, criminal incidents, alleged criminal incidents, and fire related incidents that are reported to or identified by the Department of Public Safety. The Daily Incident Log contains the date, time and the nature of the incident, the general location and the disposition of the complainant. The Department of Public Safety will post this information within two business days of receiving a report of an incident. The Daily Incident Log is available for public inspection at the department or online at the link below.
The Department of Public Safety reserves the right to exclude certain reports or temporarily withhold information from the log under circumstances permitted by law. In accordance with the Clery Act, information may be temporarily withheld if there is clear and convincing evidence that the release of information would jeopardize an on-going investigation, jeopardize the confidentiality of the victim, jeopardize the safety of an individual, cause a suspect to flee or evade detection or result in the destruction of evidence.