Annual Security and Fire Safety Report

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Colleges and universities who participate in the Higher Education Act’s Title IV student financial assistance programs must comply with Public Law 101-542, the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (§485(f)), including amendments made by the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013 (VAWA)(§304).

Grinnell College publishes an Annual Security Report (ASR) and an Annual Fire Safety Report (AFSR) for its campuses.

The purpose of this publication is to:

  • provide the College community with an overview of Grinnell College’s services,
  • share crime statistics required by the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act and the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013 (VAWA),
  • inform current and prospective students, staff, faculty, and visitors about the College’s policies and programs designed to help keep them safe,
  • share information regarding emergency preparedness and planning, and
  • share information regarding fire safety, fire statistics and fire-related information.

This report is prepared by the Department of Campus Safety in cooperation with local law enforcement agencies surrounding our campuses and other College offices involved in the development and/or implementation of the policies included within the report. It contains Clery Act crime statistics for the past three calendar years for all of its campuses, as well as several policy statements and procedures concerning the safety and well-being of our campus communities. The Annual Fire Safety Report is only required for the main campus location. It contains statistics for fires in residential facilities for the past three calendar years and policies related to fire safety on the main campus. All policy statements contained in this report apply to all current campuses unless otherwise indicated.

Each year members of the Grinnell College community will receive an email notification by October 1 of the availability of the Annual Security Report (ASR) and Annual Fire Safety Report (ASFR). The College publishes a combined ASR and AFSR. The report is located on the Campus Safety website. Individuals can obtain a printed copy of this report by contacting the Grinnell College Department of Campus Safety at 641-269-4600 or by visiting the department office at Mears Cottage, 1213 6th Avenue Grinnell, Iowa, 50112.

The College’s crime statistics are also submitted to the United States Department of Education’s website through the annual Campus Safety and Security Survey annually in October. This is done in compliance with the Higher Education Act of 1965 (HEA, section 485), as amended, as a condition of the institution’s continued participation in the Federal student financial assistance programs. Crime statistics are available to the public on the U.S. Department of Education Campus Safety and Security (CSS) website. At this site, select “Get Data for One School” and search using “Grinnell College”.

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