Clery Act Information
The Clery Act is the result of a young College Student by the name of Jeanne Clery found murdered inside her University dorm room. This tragedy was a result of lack of reporting and under reporting crimes that happened at the University that Clery attended by campus police and security personnel. As a result Jeanne Clery’s parents, Connie and Howard Clery, committed themselves to create enduring change on University sites mandating the published reports of crimes. In 1990, Congress approved the Crime Awareness and Campus Security Act, which was later renamed in Jeanne’s memory, the Jeanne Clery Act, which took effect in 1991. Click here learn more about the Jeanne Clery Act. The link provides access to the Clery Handbook.
Methodist University Law Enforcement Officers have full powers of arrest under the State of North Carolina general statues they are sworn to uphold. The Law Enforcement Jurisdiction is exclusive to property owned and controlled by Methodist University. All Methodist University sworn law enforcement officers are continuously trained throughout the year with mandated in-service training required by the North Carolina Training and Standards division in Raleigh NC. They are additionally trained above the state mandated level of training as needs arise as incidents continue to happen around the world.
Methodist University Unarmed Security Officers have the authority to enforce school rules only. The security officers are required to attend a mandated 16 hr. block of instruction which meets the North Carolina State certification requirements. Each security officer receives additional training above the state mandated level that is exclusive to the issues that concern Methodist University.
In addition to notification of crimes to campus law enforcement and/or security, below is a list of Campus Security Authorities that you can also reach out to and contact in order to report Clery reportable crimes.
Campus Security Authority (CSA’s) for Clery Reportable Crimes
- President of the University, Dr. Ben Hancock
- Executive Vice President and Academic Dean, Dr. Delmas Crisp
- Vice President for Student Affairs, Mr. William Walker
- Associate Vice President for Student Affairs, Mr. Todd Harris
- Director of Human Resources, Mrs. Debra Yeatts
- Assistant Director of Human Resources, Ms. Sara Lucy
- Director of Housing and Residence Life, Mrs. Barbara Morgan
- Assistant Director of Housing and Residence Life, Mrs. Jananne “Nan” Fiebig
- Title XI Coordinator
- Residential Coordinators
- Resident Assistants
- Faculty Members
The Clery Act requires all Universities to:
- Have in place primary and ongoing prevention and awareness programs and campaigns for students and employees concerning:
- Disclose the previous mentioned topics in our policies and procedures in the annual security report.
- Provide the primary education programs as part of the orientation process for new students and employees whenever they start.
- Ongoing campaigns should be visible throughout the year.
The Jeanne Clery Act requires that colleges and universities:
- Keep a public crime log publish an annual security report that includes crime statistics and security policies.
- Located under the Emergency & Safety Information icon and can be viewed at the Public Safety office.
- Provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.
- Ensure certain basic rights for victims of sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence, and stalking.
- Annual training for all University staff
- New student and returning student awareness training
- On-going seminar training and access to the most updated information.
Crime Prevention Services
A highly-trained Crime Prevention Officer is on staff to provide safety advice, instruction and support to the campus community. The Crime Prevention Officer is also responsible for all campus crime prevention programs, including Clery Training, Leadsonline.com, Student Escorts, Community Crime Prevention Classes, Personal Safety Classes, and much more.
Emergency Call Boxes: There are a total of 23 emergency call boxes located throughout the campus (view the map). The emergency call boxes are identified by distinctive blue signs. Call boxes located outside also have a blue light displayed above them. Each emergency call box has two call buttons. Press the BLACK button for non-emergency assistance. Press the RED button for emergency assistance only. Officers will respond to you immediately. Click here to view the location of each call box.
Silent Witness Program: The Silent Witness program provides yet another option to anonymously provide information about a crime. Simply click on the link for the Silent Witness, fill out the form and click submit. You have access to this link, 24 hrs a day, 7 days a week.
Methodist University Crime Stoppers provides monetary rewards for information resulting in the identification or arrest of persons who commit crimes on campus. Calls to Crime Stoppers are completely anonymous - you will never be asked to disclose your name! Call (910) 630-7287 for the Crime Stoppers Hotline, you have access to this link, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Campus Services Building, Public Safety Main Office (910) 630-7149 (Monday – Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm)
This number may be used to contact the Public Safety Business Office, the Director/Chief of Police, the three Lieutenants (of Police Services, Security Services, and Safety and Support Services) and the Office Manager during regular business hours. Please use this number for information regarding
- Campus Parking and Vehicle Registration
- University Identification Cards
- Lost and Found
You may also ask to be connected to the Police Services Section to obtain a copy of a police report or to speak with a Police Officer concerning an investigation. The Police Office may also be reached directly by dialing (910) 630-7661 for these services.
Welcome Center (910) 630-7098 for routine assistance (24 Hours)
This number reaches the Welcome Center, which is staffed at all times. Non-emergency information and assistance may be obtained from the Welcome Center. Community members and guests may request an on-campus security escort at any time. To avoid delays, resident students who are expecting visitors should pre-register their guest(s) at the Welcome Center. (Refer to Student Handbook for Visitation Policies)
Emergency Assistance (910) 630-7557 Emergency line (24 Hours)