Clemson University Police Department

Security and Fire Safety Overview

The Clemson University Police Department (CUPD) prepares this annual Clemson University Security and Fire Safety Report to comply with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act. The full text of this report can be found on our website at clemson.edu/cusafety. You will also be able to connect to our site via the Clemson University home page at clemson.edu. This report is prepared in cooperation with the local law enforcement agencies surrounding our main campus, separate campuses and other non-campus locations, University Housing, the Office of Community and Ethical Standards, the Clemson University Fire Department and the Division of Student Affairs. Each entity provides updated information on their educational efforts and programs to comply with the Clery Act.

Campus crime, arrest and referral statistics include those reported to the Clemson University Police Department, designated campus security authorities (see “Reporting a Crime” for a complete listing) and local law enforcement agencies. Procedures are in place to facilitate the confidential reporting of crimes should the complainant wish to remain anonymous.

The local law enforcement agency for each off-campus site is contacted to request the required crime statistics. The campus security authority at each facility is also required to provide CUPD with statistics for any reports that have been made directly to them. If reports are made to CUPD by the victim, those statistics are also included in the total number of crimes reported. The statistics gathered from those three sources are then reported for each site.

With the exception of Clemson University’s International Center for Automotive Research (CU-ICAR), which employs contract security staff, the off-campus sites do not have Clemson University security or police officers working on-site. Students and employees are encouraged to report all crimes to the local law enforcement agency in the jurisdiction where the program is located. The local law enforcement agency is responsible for conducting any required investigation with regard to crimes reported at the off-campus sites. If there is a Clemson University program on site, please notify the campus security authority in that office if you are the victim of a crime (See the campus security authority list for each separate campus below). This notification will allow University personnel the opportunity to review whether or not a crime alert should be posted at the site and will assist Clemson University in maintaining accurate crime statistics for each site.

The Clemson University Student Code of Conduct is applicable to all students on all campuses. Therefore, the campus discipline system, located on the main campus, handles all non-academic disciplinary matters for all students at all campuses for the University community. For more information, please contact the Office of Community and Ethical Standards at 864-656-0510, or at 912 University Union on the main campus.

The physical location of each off-campus site is maintained in such a way to minimize security hazards at each site. There are no residential facilities affiliated with any of the separate campus sites.

Each year, an email notification is sent to all enrolled students, faculty and staff that provides the direct link to access the annual Security and Fire Safety Report online. Copies of the report may also be obtained at the Clemson University Police Department located next to Gate 10 of Memorial Stadium or by calling 864-656-2222.