Annual Security Report/Clery Statistics.

 

Annual Security Report/Clery Statistics

Message from the Director

Dear Students and Parents,

Drew University, a Phi Beta Kappa liberal arts university, includes the College of Liberal Arts, the Drew Theological School and the Caspersen School of Graduate Studies. Drew is located on a wooded campus in Madison, New Jersey, a borough of 15, 000 residents located approximately 26 miles from New York City on a major train line. Known as the “University in the Forest,” Drew is dedicated to providing its students with a safe and secure environment in which to pursue their educational goals. An important factor contributing to Drew’s safety record is its location – Madison enjoys one of the lowest crime rates in New Jersey. The most critical factor, however, is the vital relationship with, and the ongoing cooperation between, the University community and the Department of Public Safety. This Report, and the Department of Public Safety’s website, provide basic information on how to keep safe and the many campus and off-campus services and resources available to students, faculty and staff. It is prepared and updated in consultation with other departments within the University, including Campus Life and Student Affairs, the Title IX Coordinator and AA/EEO Officer, and Legal Affairs.

The Department of Public Safety is responsible for providing an environment that is protective of all members of the Drew community. This responsibility includes crime prevention, fire safety, and educating students about how they can contribute to a safe campus. Every member of the Drew community must share the responsibility for maintaining a safe and secure campus. The Department of Public Safety operates 24 hours a day for 365 days a year.

The Annual Security Report (ASR) provides information and statistics about campus safety at Drew University. The ASR, and Drew’s Annual Fire Safety Report, are required to be made publicly available under federal law. That law, the Campus Security Act, also known as the Clery Act, requires institutions of higher education to compile and publicly disclose statistics regarding reports of a variety of serious criminal offenses that occur on or adjacent to campus. Drew makes those statistics, as well as campus safety information, information about how to report a crime, and information about Drew’s policies, including its Title IX procedures, publicly available for review by prospective students, students, staff and faculty in the form of this Annual Security Report.

Campus crime statistics for the past three years may be found at the end of this Report for those specified offenses that were reported to have occurred on campus, in or on off-campus buildings, or on property owned or controlled by the University, and on public property, including thoroughfares, streets, sidewalks, and parking facilities, within or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus. The Drew campus consists of 53 buildings on 186 acres of property a short walk from downtown Madison Borough. It serves approximately 2,000 graduate and undergraduate students and about 500 staff.

Drew’s Clery Act statistics are prepared, in consultation with local law enforcement, or those located in communities where longer-term Drew programs are situated, as well as with the assistance of Drew’s Department of Campus Life and Student Affairs.

The Annual Security Report is maintained by the Department of Public Safety, along with a crime log that is publicly available for review at headquarters as required by the Campus Security Act. The Drew Daily Crime Log is updated to include offenses within two days of the report of an offense. Both the Annual Security Report and the Daily Crime Log are available for review during business hours at the Drew Department of Public Safety’s office in the Pepin Building, which is adjacent to the guard house on the Lancaster Avenue entry to the campus. In addition to disclosing information about how many reports of the specified Clery Act offenses have been reported, key topics addressed in the Report include:

  • a description of Drew’s emergency response and timely warning and notification process for emergencies and/or ongoing threats that pose an immediate and/or ongoing threat to students and employees,
  • definitions of specified criminal offenses under state and federal law,
  • descriptions of the Drew’s alcohol and drug policies,
  • descriptions of Drew’s sexual misconduct policies and procedures,
  • summaries of Drew’s ongoing sexual harassment and misconduct training and prevention programming, and
  • descriptions of a variety of safety oriented policies, procedures, training and prevention programming.

The Annual Security Report is available on the Department of Public Safety webpage or at www.drew.edu/safety/statistics.

Sincerely,

William B. Ortman
Director of Public Safety
Phone: (973) 408-3378