Policies and regulations
Public safety divisions are committed serving the campus community, responding to incidents, and providing safety-related education, training, and resources. However, fostering a safe environment extends beyond public safety. University policies, as well as state and federal regulations, outline safety requirements for the entire institution. Some of these are outlined below:
The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, commonly referred to as the Clery Act, was signed into federal law in 1990, to "keep students, parents, and employees well informed about campus security." To comply with the act, institutions of higher education must release an annual safety report, provide a daily crime log, and send timely warnings to the campus community in certain circumstances. These are called Safety Warnings at the University of Utah.
Only designated crimes occurring in specific areas are considered Clery-reportable statistics. To see a full list of crimes and locations reportable under the Clery Act, click here.
Title IX is a federal law that prohibits sex discrimination against all genders in educational institutions. Schools are required to ensure that campuses are free of sex discrimination and have an established procedure for handling complaints. The University of Utah has a Title IX coordinator to handle complaints of sex discrimination, including complaints of sexual assault and harassment. More information regarding the U’s policies about sexual misconduct, interpersonal violence, including sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence, and stalking, is available here.