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Clery Act
Clery Act

What is the Clery Act?

The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, 20 U.S.C. § 1092(f) (Clery Act) is a federal law which requires all colleges and universities that receive federal funding to disclose information about crimes that occur on and near their campuses. Additionally, the Clery Act requires colleges and universities to publish an Annual Security and Fire Safety Report (ASR) informing their communities of campus safety improvement and crime prevention efforts.

Annual Security and Fire Safety Reports

Collin College prepares and publishes an Annual Security and Fire Safety Report (ASR) by October 1st each year in order to comply with the Clery Act. Included in the ASR are the campus crime, arrest, and referral statistics (i.e., campus crime statistics), which include incidents reported to the Collin College Police Department, designated campus security authorities (CSAs), and local law enforcement agencies.

Click here for Collin College's ASR.

Campus Security Authorities

A campus security authority (CSA) is a Collin College employee who has significant responsibility for student and campus activities.

Collin College students and employees are encouraged to report crimes to a CSA for the purpose of making timely warning reports and inclusion in the annual disclosure of crime statistics. At Collin College, CSAs include the following employees:

  1. all Collin College Police Department officers, sergeants, and the chief of police;
  2. the dean of students, associate deans of students, and student conduct officers;
  3. the vice president of student and enrollment services, deans of student and enrollment services, and associate deans of student and enrollment services;
  4. all academic/workforce deans and associate deans;
  5. all campus vice president/provosts;
  6. all evening and weekend administrators;
  7. all athletics directors and associate athletics directors;
  8. all athletics coaches, assistant coaches, volunteer coaches, and trainers;
  9. all student organization advisors; and
  10. any other employees who have a significant responsibility for student and campus activities (e.g., student travel responsible parties).

CSAs are not obligated to investigate allegations of Clery Act crimes that are reported to them, but they are required by law to report such crimes to the Collin College Police Department. When a Clery Act crime is reported to a CSA, the CSA must complete the Campus Security Authority (CSA) Crime Reporting Form. Once complete, the Campus Security Authority (CSA) Crime Reporting Form must be submitted to Collin College Police Department Sergeant Bobby McCoy at the Spring Creek Campus, Room K-128, or by email to bmccoy@collin.edu.

CSAs: Click here for the Campus Security Authority (CSA) Crime Reporting Form.

Campus “pastoral counselors” and “professional counselors,” when acting as such, are not considered to be a CSA, and are not required to report crimes for inclusion in the annual disclosure of campus crime statistics. However, they are encouraged, if and when they deem it appropriate, to inform persons being counseled of the procedures to report crimes on a voluntary, confidential basis for inclusion in the annual disclosure of campus crime statistics. Collin College does not currently employ any pastoral counselors. Collin College's licensed professional counselors are informed of the procedures to report crimes during various training sessions throughout each academic calendar year.

For more information, contact the Collin College Police Department at 972.578.5555 or the Dean of Students Office at 972.881.5604.

Reporting a Crime

To report a crime or emergency on any Collin College campus, dial extension 5555 from any Collin College phone or dial 972.578.5555 from any phone outside the college system (e.g., personal cell phone). In a medical emergency, dial 911, and then dial extension 5555 or 972.578.5555.

Collin College Police Department officers are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to answer calls. If assistance is required from another police department, Collin College Police Department officers will contact the appropriate agency.

Collin College is required to collect and disclose statistics regarding the occurrence of Clery Act crimes that are reported to the Collin College Police Department, campus security authorities (CSAs), and local law enforcement agencies. Additionally, Collin College has a responsibility to notify the campus community about any crimes which pose an ongoing threat. Therefore, it is extremely important that all crimes be promptly reported to the Collin College Police Department.

Click here for definitions of Clery Act crimes.

Missing Student Contact Information

Collin College students living in Century Court Student Housing (Century Court) located at 5800 Jupiter Road, Plano, Texas, 75074, may register one (1) or more individuals to be a missing person contact. If the student is determined to be missing by the Collin College Police Department or a local law enforcement agency, the student’s missing person contact or contacts will be notified by Collin College within 24 hours of the determination.

Students’ missing person contact information will be registered confidentially and accessible only to authorized Collin College officials. Additionally, this contact information will not be disclosed, except to law enforcement personnel who are authorized to access it during a missing person investigation. Students who choose to register one (1) or more individuals to be a missing person contact must complete this form and return it to the Collin College Dean of Students Office through email to dos@collin.edu or in person at any campus.

CHEC: Room 457       CPC: Room B-336       PRC: Room F-127        SCC: Room D-128