Chatham University 2021 clery report released


Michaela DeLauter

The 2021 clery report was released to the University community on Oct. 3, 2022, and there were only two referrals for drug law violations, and 11 referrals for alcohol law violations on campus.

The report shows the crime rates at Chatham over the past three years.

In 2021, the crime rates decreased compared to previous years. The only crimes reported were referrals for disciplinary action for drug and alcohol law violations.

According to the email, this report is done through the Jeanne Clery Act.

The Clery Act aims to protect colleges and university communities by requiring them to report their campus crime data and to publicly announce their policies to keep their campus safe.

“The report discloses crime statistics for the campus, public areas immediately adjacent to or running through the campus and certain non-campus facilities,” reads the emails. “The statistics are gathered from campus police, local law enforcement and other University officials who have responsibility for student and campus activities. The report details criminal charges reportable under the Clery Act and referrals for disciplinary action for alcohol, drug and weapon law violations within a given calendar year.”

The report is made public, so any person can access the report through the Chatham website. Additionally, any reports that happened in the jurisdiction of Chatham’s security department that are reported to the campus police can be found on file in the Public Safety Office.

The 2021 Clery Report