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Safety Data and Clery Compliance

Utah State University is commited to the safety and security of our campus community. The Clery Act (1998) is a consumer protection law that aims to provide transparency around campus crime policy and statistics. In order to comply with the Clery Act, universities must collect and submit crime reports and fire statistics, issue campus alerts, and provide an annual security report (sometimes called the Clery Report).

The Clery Act is named for Jeanne Clery, a 19-year-old Lehigh University student who was raped and murdered in her dorm room in 1986. Her killer was another student, and her parents believe she would have been more cautious if she had known about other violent crimes at her university.

Daily Crime and Fire Log

USU Police provides a daily fire log and daily crime log for all reports to USU Police within the previous 60-day period. If you would like to access older records, please contact USU Public Safety. 

Campus Alerts

USU issues three kinds of campus alerts to students and employees: emergency notifications, timely warning notices, and safety alerts. USU Public Safety follows a decision matrix to determine which alert is sent to the university community. Alerts are sent through USU's Code Blue Alert System, and all members of the campus community should keep their notification settings in Code Blue updated.

Emergency Notifications

USU sends an emergency notification when a significant emergency or dangerous situation poses an immediate threat to the health and safety of students or employees on campus. A significant emergency could include an impending and dangerous weather event, an active shooter or terrorist attack, or a gas leak.

Timely Warning Notices

USU sends timely warnings to warn the campus community of a potentially dangerous criminal situation on campus in a timely manner so people can take steps to protect themselves. 

Safety Alerts

USU sends a safety alert when there is a safety concern that could affect the campus community. For example, the closure of the university due to significant snow or wind.


Annual Security Reports

USU distributes an annual security report to all employees and students by October 1 of each year. The annual security report includes campus crime and fire statistics for the previous three years and details about how USU is preventing sexual violence and improving campus safety.

USU Logan Annual Security Report
USU Eastern Annual Security Report
A printed copy of the annual security report is available upon request.

Campus Security Authorities

Staff who have significant responsibility for student and campus activities are designated as Campus Security Authorities (CSAs). CSAs include, but are not limited to: Housing and Residence Life staff, campus security, university police, Student Affairs staff, faculty advisors to student clubs, and coaches. CSAs must report "Clery crimes" to USU Police. Clery crimes include (but are not limited to):

  • Homicide
  • Burglary
  • Aggravated assault
  • Robbery
  • Arson
  • Motor vehicle theft
  • Domestic violence
  • Stalking
  • Sex offenses
  • Crimes that appear to be motivated by hate or bias (hate crimes)

CSAs can report online or by calling university police at 435-797-1939.

While some employees are classified as CSAs, all USU employees are responsible employees and must report sexual misconduct to the Title IX Coordinator,