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Crime Prevention

Crime Prevention

Life University Campus Safety Department aims to inform students, employees and visitors of unsafe practices which may contribute to the opportunity for a crime to occur.

These can include theft of property, alcohol or drug abuse, rape, other sexual offenses, stalking and domestic violence. By doing so, students, employees and visitors should be aware of unsafe practices and exercise due caution in preparing themselves to avoid becoming a victim of any crime.

Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Police and Campus Crime Statistics Act

In 1990, the U.S. Congress enacted the Crime Awareness and Campus Security Act (Title II of Public Law 101-542), which amended the higher education Act of 1965 (HEA). This Act requires all post-secondary institutions participating in the Title IV student financial aid programs to disclose campus crime statistics and other security information. 1998 Amendments renamed the law: The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Police and Campus Crime Statistics Act.

In compliance with this act, annual statistics of criminal activity occurring on campus are available on the Life University website, here. The contents of the Students Right To Know information can be found in the Student Handbook.

We publish and make available the yearly Campus Safety Report, which summarizes incidents on campus. The contents of the “Student Right to Know” information pamphlet are available to all students and employees, as well as prospective students from the Campus Safety Department; it is also posted on the University website, and can be found here.

The report lists each type incident and frequency. For incidents of concern that occur between the yearly printings of the report, we post interim information in the student publications on campus and post information flyers throughout the campus that inform the students of the incident. Crime prevention is also accomplished by greeting each new group of students during their orientation each quarter. At this time, the students are told of the importance of reporting all incidents that they are involved in. At this meeting, any current areas of concern are explained to them and information is given to them on prevention. The Campus Safety Department also highlights any topic of concern on a quarterly basis. All appropriate offenses are referred out to the local municipal police department for assistance, when needed. In all cases, the University administration is notified of the accused offenses. The procedures for institutional sanctions are defined in the Student Handbook.