WHO ARE THESE CRIMES REPORTED TO?
Clery Act crimes may be reported to anyone with significant security responsibilities, any individual or organization specified in the institution's statement of campus security policy as an individual or organization to which students and employees should report criminal offenses, and other university officials with significant responsibility for student and campus activities, including, but not limited to student housing, student discipline, and campus judicial proceedings. Individuals in these positions must notify the SMU Police immediately about any allegation of a Clery Act crime that he or she concludes has been made in good faith.
Examples of individuals who DO NOT meet the criteria for being campus security authorities include a faculty member who does not have any responsibility for student and campus activity beyond the classroom, clerical staff, custodians and maintenance personnel, and cafeteria staff. A pastoral or professional counselor on campus does not have significant responsibility for student and campus activity and are exempt from reporting crimes to the campus police. However, physicians and nurses of the Memorial Health Center who treat a victim of a violent crime that occurred on the campus or a facility under the control of the university, must disclose that crime report to the university police. They are not required to release the names of the victims/patients.
Clery Act crimes reported to local municipal police will be included as long as the municipal police agency notifies the SMU Police and the reported crime occurred in an area for which the institution is responsible.