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U. S. Department of Education Annual Security Report and Fire Statistics

Please be advised that it is the Policy of Carson-Newman University to Comply with the U. S. Department of Education through the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, or Clery Act, 20 U.S.C. § 1092(f) (34 C.F.R. 668.46). This requires all schools, colleges and universities that participate in federal student financial aid programs to: (1) maintain and disclose to the public statistics, policies and programs about certain crimes occurring on and/or near a campus and (2) have in place and be able to demonstrate implementation of specific campus safety policies, including those related to crimes of sexual violence. The Annual Security Report (ASR) must be completed and properly distributed by October 1, 2019. Department of Education guidance notes that this is a firm deadline there is no grace period and no exemptions exist.

The University’s website contains this vital information and we urge all Students, Faculty, Staff and Visitors to review this information. This information is also located in various other areas on the Carson-Newman website for example under the Department of Public Safety and under the about C-N tab in the Consumer Information link. The report also includes the crime data for 2015, 2016 and 2017 as mandated by law. Furthermore included is the Department of Education’s 2017 on-campus residential facilities as well as the annual fire safety report depicting that there were no fires in Campus Housing at the University during that time.

Other information contained on the Carson-Newman web site & student handbook provides information pertaining to/regarding the security programs, include information on student drug and alcohol policy, drug and alcohol abuse prevention programs, health effects of drugs and alcohol, missing student policy, emergency protocol, etc., which may also be reviewed in student handbook.

The information contained in the Annual Crime Report includes selected criminal offenses (,Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter, Negligent manslaughter, Sex offenses – Forcible, Rape, Fondling, Sex offenses - Non-forcible, Incest, Statutory rape, Robbery, Aggravated assault, Burglary, Motor vehicle theft, Arson) Hate Crimes, VAWA Offences, Arrests, Disciplinary Actions, Unfounded Crimes and Fire Statistics.

The crime data for both the Department of Education and the TBI may also be reviewed in the Department of Public Safety (On-Line) or on our web site. Our office is located at 2209 Branner Ave., directly at the rear of the campus cafeteria. The office phone number is 471-3559. If a paper Copy of the Report is requested it will be printed and provided free of charge.

Bear in mind that criminal data is always complied by both state and federal agencies for the past calendar year and not the current year!

Department of Education web site--- -- Type in Carson-Newman University and push the tab labeled continue and you will be taken to the most recent available crime statistics for Carson-Newman University.

In order to comply with the one click requirement for the Department of Education Mandate the Annual  crime report is located ***here***, in addition the Fire Summary is contained within this report. 

Tennessee Bureau of Investigation Web site: under publications you will see a heading labeled Crime on Campus. Below that heading you will see various years, simply . click on the year you wish to review and a PDF containing that information will open. 

As always if you need assistance please do not hesitate to ask!


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