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Campus Crime and Fire Statistics Report

The Student Right to Know and Campus Security Act (PL 101-542) mandates that colleges and universities disclose certain information concerning campus crime statistics.

Below are directions to access the most recent Clarke University Campus Crime and Fire Statistics report.

  1. Visit http://ope.ed.gov/security/index.aspx. (Note: This will direct you to the Department of Education Web site).
  2. In the right sidebar, click on the link Get data for one institution/campus.
  3. Under Name of Institution, type Clarke University.
  4. Scroll to the bottom of the page and click on the Search button.
  5. Once the new page appears, click on the link Clarke University under the Institution/Campusheading.
  6. After the crime statistics appear, take note of the various statistics linked within the gray bar. These include Criminal Offenses, Hate Crimes, Arrests, Disciplinary Actions and Fire Statistics from the last three years.

Clarke University provides security services. The security staff may be contacted by dialing 6393 on any campus phone or by calling (563)588-6393 from any off-campus phone. In case of an emergency requiring medical services, fire, or police, always call 911 and then immediately notify campus security.

Programs and activities to heighten awareness of safety and crime prevention are sponsored throughout the year by security and residence life.

Policies related to safety and security are found in the student handbook.

Additional Safety Information

The Higher Education Act now requires that all members of the campus community be notified about additional safety information.

Emergency Response Guide

Emergency Preparedness at Clarke University

(Revised August 2015)

Emergencies, disasters, accidents, injuries, and crimes can occur without warning at any time. Being physically and psychologically prepared to handle unexpected emergencies is an individual as well as an organizational responsibility.

This emergency response guide has been developed to assist in minimizing the negative effects from such events. Please read this guide thoroughly BEFORE an emergency occurs.  Become acquainted with the contents.  You may want to print a copy of this guide and keep it available in your office or classroom for immediate reference. Place your building name, room #, supervisors name and necessary phone numbers on the front cover.

As the name implies, this is a guide and is not meant to be all encompassing, nor should it be used to circumvent university policies, procedures, or appropriate training.

Missing Student Notification Policies

The Missing Student Notification Policy is found in the Student Handbook (page 35).

This policy establishes procedures to be followed at Clarke University in the event a student is reported missing and of the option to provide confidential contact information for a person to be notified in the event the student is officially reported as missing as required by the Higher Education Act of 2008.

If a student is suspected to be missing the information should be reported to the Vice President for Student Life.

The Vice President for Student Life, in cooperation with the Safety and Security Office and other appropriate staff, will initiate an investigation into the welfare of the student. This investigation will include a good faith effort to make contact with the student. Campus Safety will gather all essential information about the student from the reporting person and from the student’s acquaintances (description, clothes last worn, where student might be, who student might be with, vehicles description, information about the physical and mental well being of the student, class schedule, recent photograph, etc.). If the actions are unsuccessful in locating the student or it is apparent immediately that the student is missing, Campus Safety will contact the Dubuque Police Department to report the student as a missing person and they will take charge of the investigation.

Each resident student will be informed and given the opportunity, during the process to check-in to the residence hall, to provide confidential contact information to be used in the event that student is determined to have been missing for more than 24 hours. This information will remain in effect until changed or revoked by the student. We will also contact parents and any other emergency contacts provided by the student as necessary.

For purposes of this policy, a student may also be considered to be a ―missing person at any time the person’s absence is contrary to his/her usual pattern of behavior and unusual circumstances may have caused the absence. Such circumstances could include, but not be limited to, a report or suspicion that the missing person may be the victim of foul play, has expressed suicidal thoughts, or is in a life-threatening situation. (April 2010)