Clery Geography

Northwest University must disclose statistics for reported Clery crimes that occur: (1) on campus, (2) on public property within or immediately adjacent to the campus, and (3) in or on noncampus buildings or property that Northwest University owns or controls.

Definitions

(1) On-campus:  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 paragraph (1) 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).

On-campus Student Housing Facility: 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.

This definition includes the following types of housing:

  • Undergraduate, graduate and married student housing.
  • Single family houses that are used for student housing.
  • Summer school student housing.
  • Buildings that are used for student housing but also have faculty, staff or any other individuals living there. (This does not include faculty-only housing. Institution-owned or controlled faculty-only housing that is located on the campus is included in the “on-campus” category.)
  • Building that are owned by a third party that has a written agreement with our institution to provide student housing.
  • Housing for officially and not officially recognized student groups, including fraternity or sorotiy houses, that are owned or controlled by the institution or located on property that your institution owns or controls.

(2) Public Property:  All public property, including thoroughfares, streets, sidewalks, and parking facilities, that is within that campus, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus.

(3) Noncampus buildings or property:  Any building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is 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 instutution.

Field Trips: Disclosure of statistics for crimes that occur on field trips at locations our institution does not own or control is not required.

Overnight, school-sponsored trips:  Crimes that occur in motel rooms during an over-night trip do not meet the frequently-used-by-students criterion and do not have to be disclosed.

Study abroad programs:  If Northwest University sends students to study abroad at an institution that is not owned or control by Northwest University, we do not have to disclose statistics for crimes that occur in those facilities. However, if Northwest University rents or leases space for our students in a hotel or student housing facility, we are in control of that space for the time period covered. Host family situations do not normally qualify as noncampus locations unless a written agreement with the family gives the school some significant control over space in the family home.

Patrol Jurisdiction:  Any property that does not meet any of the Clery geographic area definitions, but which is regularly provided with police or security patrol services by the campus agency. These services are typically pursuant to a formal agreement with the local police jurisdiction, a local civic association or other duly constituted public entity.

 

(Maps are being developed to show the Clery Act reporting requirements of Northwest University.)