Clery Act Compliance

Annual Security Report

Originally known as the Campus Security Act, the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Statistics Act (20 U.S.C. Section 1092(f)) is a federal law that requires many colleges and universities, such as Broward College, to disclose information on crime. The Clery Act requires colleges and universities to:

  • Publish an annual report every year by October 1 that contains the crime statistics for three years and certain campus security policies and statements.
  • Disclose crime statistics for the campus, public areas immediately adjacent to or running through the campus, and certain non-campus facilities (e.g., Cypress Creek Administrative Center). The statistics gathered must represent those from campus safety, contracted security and law enforcement, local law enforcement, and campus security authorities.
  • Provide "timely warning" notices of crimes that meet specific guidelines and have occurred and pose an ongoing threat to students, faculty, and staff.
  • Implement emergency notification procedures to be utilized if there is an immediate threat to the health or safety of the students, faculty, and staff.
  • Make available a public crime log that contains any crime that has occurred on campus and is reported to the campus safety department.

In accordance with Title II of the Student Right To Know and Campus Security Act of 1990, Broward College holds that students, faculty, staff, and visitors have a right to be aware of the amount of criminal activity that occurs on its campus. Broward College encourages all persons to report criminal activity that occurs on campus to Campus Safety and/or the appropriate law enforcement agency.

Annual Security Report (PDF)

Campus Security Authorities

For those who would prefer to report a specific incident or crime to someone other than Campus Safety or local law enforcement officers, Broward College has designated certain members of its faculty and staff to serve as Campus Security Authorities (CSAs). Persons designated by the College as CSAs include Academic Deans and Associate Deans, Campus Life Directors and Administrators, The Athletic Director and Assistant Director, Athletic Coaches and Assistant Coaches, Faculty Advisors to student groups/clubs, and Student Affairs Officials. All CSAs receive training and directives for their participation in the program and are capable of responding to your report. For Clery Act reporting, all crimes reported to a CSA are forwarded to Campus Safety for inclusion in the Annual Security Report.

As a result of the negotiated rulemaking process, which followed the signing into law of the 1998 amendment to 20 U.S.C. Section 1092 (f), clarification was given to those considered to be Campus Security Authorities (CSAs). Pastoral and professional counselors acting in the scope of their professional license are not considered to be CSAs and are not required to report crimes for inclusion in Broward College's annual disclosure of crime statistics. Professionally licensed counselors can only encourage persons to report crimes to the appropriate authorities. Academic counselors employed at Broward College are not considered professional counselors and are not bound to confidentiality under the Clery Act. Broward College does not employ mental health counselors but instead has a partnership with Henderson Mental Health Services to provide services to students in need.

CSA Resources

As a CSA, you are being entrusted to assist in maintaining the safety and security of the college community. CSAs serve as additional avenues for victims or witnesses of a crime or incident who do not feel comfortable speaking to Campus Safety or local law enforcement directly, to file a report. To access resources, guides, and submit an incident report visit the team site by accessing your myWork page.

Crime Alerts

All of us want to be alerted promptly to potentially dangerous criminal situations near our homes or workplaces so that we have both the time and the information necessary to take appropriate precautions.  Applying this throughout Broward College, in accordance with Broward College Policy 6Hx2.20,  it is policy to issue Timely Warning Notifications (Crime Alerts) in an effort to notify the campus community about certain crimes in and around our community. These alerts may come in a variety of forms and are designed to aid in the prevention of similar crimes. 

In the event that a situation arises, either on or off campus, that, in the judgment of the Associate Vice President of Safety, Security and Emergency Preparedness constitutes an ongoing or continuing threat, a campus wide "Timely Warning Notice" will be issued.  

The Timely Warning may be issued through a variety of methods to students, faculty, and staff to include, but are not limited to, electronic distribution through e-mail, posting of hard copies in public areas, posting on College and Campus Safety web sites, and dissemination via local media outlets. Depending on the particular circumstances of the crime/incident, especially in all situations that could pose an immediate threat to the College community and individuals, the transmittals may additionally come in the form of BC Alerts, e-mails, text messages, phone calls, computer interruptions, social media notifications, and alert banners on the Broward College website. Timely Warnings will not include confidential information or information identifying a victim/survivor of a crime. 

Timely Warning Notices (Crime Alerts)