Policy
Purpose: 

To assign responsibility for crime reporting and establish the appropriate reporting mechanisms to be used for notification of known or suspected criminal actions when such suspected actions occur on property owned or operated by the University or in conjunction with a University-sponsored event or activity.

Applies to: 

All University of Kansas employees and affiliates

Campus: 
Lawrence
Edwards
Parsons
Juniper Gardens
Yoder
Medical Center, Kansas City
Wichita
Salina
Topeka
Policy Statement: 

The policy of the Kansas Board of Regents and the University of Kansas mandates that all employees and affiliates report to appropriate law enforcement agencies certain known or suspected criminal actions committed by or perpetrated against anyone in the KU community when such suspected actions occur on property owned or operated by the University or in conjunction with a University-sponsored event or activity.

 

Abuse or Neglect of Minors

When any employee has reason to suspect that a child under 18 years of age has been harmed as a result of sexual abuse, the employee shall report the matter promptly to an appropriate law enforcement agency, including either the University Public Safety Office in Lawrence or Kansas City or to local law enforcement officials, or both.

When any employee has reason to suspect that a child under 18 years of age has been harmed as a result of physical, mental or emotional abuse or neglect, the employee shall report the matter promptly to the Kansas Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services, Kansas Protection Report Center at 1-800-922-5330. In the event of an emergency, immediately contact local law enforcement or call 911.

 

Clery Crimes

Pursuant to The Clery Act, University employees who may be considered Campus Security Authorities are required to report certain crimes that occur on or around campus regardless of the age of the victim(s).

· Crimes on or around the Lawrence campus, and on the premises of units reporting to the Lawrence campus (i.e., Parsons, Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center), must be reported to the University of Kansas Public Safety Office (KUPSO) at 911 or 785-864-5900, or the Office of the Vice Provost for Student Affairs at 785-864-4060.

· Crimes on or around the Medical Center campus in Kansas City, and on the premises of units reporting to the Medical Center (Wichita and Salina), must be reported to University of Kansas Medical Center Police at 911 or 913-588-5030 or through any “Blue Phone” anywhere on campus.

· Crimes on or around the Edwards campus must be reported to the Overland Park Police Department at 911 or 913-895-6000 and the KU Edwards Campus Office of the Vice Chancellor at 913-897-8400.

In addition, all University employees are expected to contact the police when there is reason to believe a victim is in continuing danger and to encourage victims of crime to contact the police to file a police report.

University employees who are considered Campus Security Authorities include: (1) University Police Officers; (2) persons responsible for campus security (e.g., security officers, parking attendants, resident hall monitors, persons responsible for monitoring entrance onto campus); (3) persons identified by the University as a person to whom students and employees should report criminal offenses (e.g., Office of the Vice Provost for Student Affairs, the Department of Human Resources and Equal Opportunity, the Emily Taylor Women’s Resource Center); and (4) persons with significant responsibility for student and campus activities (e.g., Athletics Director, coach, advisor to student group, resident advisor or assistant, coordinator of Greek life, physician in campus health center, victim advocate in health center or crises center, and campus administrators with supervisory responsibility for a University unit. Faculty members who do not have additional responsibility to oversee student organizations or activities and who do not serve as advisors to student organizations are not considered Campus Security Authorities). Pastoral and professional counselors acting in their official capacity may be exempt from reporting, even if they would otherwise be considered a Campus Security Authority.

The Clery Act requires Campus Security Authorities to report the following crimes, as set forth above: murder; sex offenses, forcible or non-forcible; robbery; aggravated assault; burglary; motor vehicle theft; manslaughter; arson; arrests or persons referred for campus disciplinary action for liquor law violations, drug-related violations, and weapons possession; and larceny-theft, simple assault, intimidation, and destruction, damage, or vandalism of property, and of other crimes involving bodily injury to any person, in which the victim is intentionally selected because of the actual or perceived race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, ethnicity, or disability of the victim (i.e., hate crimes).

Consequences: 

Employees who do not report criminal activity, as required by this Policy, may be subject to appropriate disciplinary action, up to and including termination of employment, in accordance with applicable personnel policies for faculty and staff.

Contact: 

Office of the General Counsel

Strong Hall

1450 Jayhawk Blvd., Suite 245

Lawrence, KS 66045

(785) 864-3276

The University of Kansas, Lawrence campus

Office of the Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor

Strong Hall
1450 Jayhawk Blvd., Suite 250
Lawrence, KS 66045
(785) 864-4904

provost@ku.edu

The University of Kansas Medical Center

Office of the Executive Vice Chancellor

2nd floor Murphy
3901 Rainbow Blvd.
Kansas City, KS 66160

(913) 588-1698

The University of Kansas, Edwards Campus

Office of the Vice Chancellor

12600 Quivira Road

Overland Park, KS 66213

(913) 897-8400

Note: The Office of the General Counsel is key contact for policy interpretation, enforcement, and other issues not specifically addressed in this policy.

Approved by: 
Chancellor
Approved on: 
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
Effective on: 
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
Review Cycle: 
Annual (As Needed)
Definitions: 

University Employee includes all faculty, unclassified academic staff, unclassified professional staff, University Support Staff, classified staff, and all student employees, regardless of nature of appointment.

Child Sexual Abuse means those crimes defined in Kansas Statutes (K.S.A. 2011 Supp. 21-5501) that relate to minors as victims.

Affiliates for purposes of this policy are (1) employees of the following University affiliated corporations or organizations: Kansas Athletics, Inc., University of Kansas Memorial Union, Inc., KUMC Student Union, Inc., University of Kansas Center for Research, Inc., Hilltop Child Development Center, Studio 804, Inc., the Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC), University of Kansas Medical Center Research Institute, Inc., KU Center for Technology Commercialization, Inc., and KU Health Partners; (2) adjunct or courtesy faculty and researchers, including post-doctoral fellows; (3) retired and emeritus members of KU faculty and staff and of the affiliated corporations/organizations listed above; (4) visiting scholars; (5) research visitors; and (6) advisors of registered student organizations.

Keywords: 
Crime, Reporting
Review, Approval & Change History: 

Approved by Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little on January 25, 2012.

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