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Under the Clery Act, colleges and universities must disclose statistics for reported Clery Act crimes that occur …

  • on campus,
  • on public property within or immediately adjacent to the campus,
  • in or on non-campus buildings or property that it owns or controls.

On Campus

  • Any building or property owned or controlled by an institution within the same reasonably contiguous geographic area and used by the institution in direct support of, or in a manner related to, the institution’s educational purposes, including residence halls.
  • Any building or property that is within or reasonably contiguous to the area identified above, that is owned by the institution but controlled by another person, is frequently used by students, and supports institutional purposes (such as a food or other retail vendor) WPI owns or controls them.
  • Buildings that are reasonably contiguous to one another
  • Buildings that directly support or relate to the institution’s educational purposes

On-Campus Residence Halls are considered an On-campus Subset. 

  • Under the Clery Act, an institution that has on-campus student housing facilities must separately disclose two sets of on-campus statistics.

Multiple Campuses

WPI must consider an additional location a separate campus if it meets all of the following criteria:

  • WPI owns or controls the site.
  • The location is not reasonably geographically contiguous with the main campus.
  • The location has an organized program of study.
  • There is at least one person on site acting in an administrative capacity.

 

Public Property

  • All public property, including thoroughfares, streets, sidewalks, and parking facilities, that is within the campus, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus.

This category consists solely of two limited areas.

  • Public property within your campus (example: a public road or public bike path that runs through the campus).
  • Public property that immediately borders and is accessible from the campus. In many cases this property consists of a public sidewalk that borders the campus, the public street along the sidewalk, and the public sidewalk on the other side of the street (i.e., sidewalk, street, sidewalk).

Non-campus building

Any building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or any building or property owned or controlled by an institution that is used in direct support of, or in relation to, the institution’s educational purposes, is frequently used by students, and is not within the same reasonably contiguous geographic area of the institution. WPI must also consider a building as a non-campus building campus if it meets all of the following criteria:

  • WPI owns or controls the building.
  • The building supports or is used for the institution’s educational purposes.
  • The building is frequently used by students.
  • The building is not considered part of the core campus.