The 'Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act' (originally known as the 'Campus Security Act') was enacted by the United States Congress and signed into law by President George Bush in 1990. This law, which applies to all institutions of higher education, both public and private, which participate in any federal student aid programs, requires schools to: publicly disclose three years of campus crime statistics and basic security policies. The law was amended in 1992 to include specific basic rights that schools were required to afford to survivors of sexual assaults, especially student-on-student assaults or date rapes. The provisions of the 'Campus Sexual Assault Victims' Bill of Rights' are incorporated into the policies that the schools are required to disclose. The law was significantly amended again in 1998 to include additional reporting obligations and add a daily public crime log requirement.
Each participating institution of higher education shall disclose by October 1st of each year their campus crime statistics for the three previous calendar years in the following categories:
Homicide Murder and non-negligent manslaughter Negligent manslaughter Sex offenses Forcible Non-forcible Robbery Aggravated assault Burglary Motor vehicle theft Arson
Schools are also required to provide statistics for the following categories of arrests or referrals for campus disciplinary actions (if an arrest was not made) :
Liquor law violations Drug abuse violations Weapons possessions
Beginning with calendar year 1999 these disclosures were required to include all public property (streets/sidewalks) within the campus and immediately adjacent to it.
The Advisory Committee of Campus Safety will provide, upon request, all campus crime statistics as reported to the United States Department of Education. Crime statistics can be viewed at the Manhattanville web site (www.mville.edu) under its Security Annual Report, which is distributed yearly to the entire community. If a reported crime is investigated by law enforcement authorities and is found to be false or baseless, the crime is considered "unfounded" and is not included in our institution's statistics. Manhattanville's crime statistics detailed report can also be found on the U.S. Department of Education web site: (www.ope.ed.gov/Security/search.asp). OPE ID of Institution is 00276000.