News and Updates
2021 Annual Notice of Training – Campus Security Authorities (CSAs) • March 9, 2021
If you receive a message notifying you of this training it is because of the role that you fulfill with the University of Florida has been designated by the University of Florida as a Campus Security Authority (CSA) in accordance with the federal law known as the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act. According to this law, the University of Florida is required to disclose “statistics concerning the occurrence of certain criminal offenses reported to local law enforcement agencies or any official of the institution who is defined as a “Campus Security Authority.”
The Clery Act defines a ‘Campus Security Authority’, or CSA, as: “An official of an institution who has significant responsibility for student and campus activities”. You are a CSA based upon your position/role with the university and/or by serving in the capacity of a student organization advisor. In either case, you are considered a campus official to whom the federally-mandated reporting requirements of the Clery Act apply. If you are no longer serving as a student organization advisor, please contact the staff at Student Activities and Involvement to remove your name from their contact list.
Information regarding Clery Act crimes that you are required to report and a link to the Campus Security Authority Report Form can be found here: https://police.ufl.edu/clery/csa-report-form/
2020 Annual Notice of Availability – Annual Security Report and Annual Fire Safety Report • December 16, 2020
Dear University of Florida Students, Faculty, Staff and Affiliates,
In compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act), the University of Florida must provide annual notice to the campus community of the availability of the Annual Security Report and Annual Fire Safety Report. The 2020 Annual Security Report and the 2020 Annual Fire Safety Report are now available to the campus community, and can be viewed on the Office of Clery Act Compliance’s website at https://police.ufl.edu/clery/annual-security-and-fire-safety-reports/.
The Annual Security Report includes statistics for the previous three years (2017, 2018, and 2019) of reported crimes that occurred at each campus location, in on-campus student housing facilities, at off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by the University of Florida or officially recognized student organizations that are frequently used by students for educational purposes, and on public property within or immediately adjacent to and accessible from each University of Florida campus. The Annual Security Report also includes policy information related to campus security, policies regarding alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking prevention, as well as disciplinary procedures and other matters of importance related to security and safety on campus.
The Annual Fire Safety Report contains information regarding fire safety systems for on-campus student housing facilities, fire statistics for on-campus student housing facilities, and fire safety policy information. The Annual Fire Safety Report also contains policy information related to smoking and open flames in on-campus student housing facilities, procedures for student housing evacuation in case of a fire, policies regarding fire safety education for students and employees, the titles of each person or organization to which students and employees should report that a fire in an on-campus student housing facility occurred.
If you would like to receive a hard copy of the Annual Security Report or Annual Fire Safety Report, you can do so in person at the University of Florida Police Department Front Desk at 1515 Museum Road, Gainesville, FL 32611, or you can request that a copy be mailed to you by emailing UPD-CLERY@ad.ufl.edu.
Should you have any questions about any of the information contained in the Annual Security Report and Annual Fire Safety Report, please contact the Office of Clery Act Compliance at UPD-CLERY@ad.ufl.edu. We hope that you find the information contained in these reports to be informative and helpful.
Chief Linda J. Stump-Kurnick
Assistant Vice President of Public and Environmental Safety
University of Florida
2020 UF Alert Drill to be held November 17
On November 17, 2020, the University of Florida will conduct a test of its UF Alert emergency notification system for the Gainesville, UF Health, Lake Nona and UF Health Jacksonville campuses. The text portion of the alert will be sent to students, faculty and staff via text messaging, email, UF Alert social media accounts, the UF home page, IP telephones and speakers and the GatorSafe app. The audio portion of the message will be broadcast to essentially all Cisco IP telephones on the UF campus, as well as outdoor speakers in high-pedestrian-traffic areas, including the Plaza of the Americas, the Reitz Student Union North Lawn, Turlington Plaza and the Sun Terrace at the UF Health Science Center as displayed on the UF Campus Map in the Campus Safety sections. In addition, most UF academic classrooms and class laboratories on campus include an IP telephone or speaker to receive broadcasted UF Alerts. The audio message may repeat for up to two minutes during the test.
To learn more about UF Alert, including subscription settings, notification methods and additional information, go to https://ufalert.ufl.edu/
U.S. Department of Education Rescinds and Replaces 2016 Handbook for Campus Safety and Security Reporting (aka the Clery Act Handbook)
On October 9, 2020, Federal Student Aid an Office of the U.S. Department of Education released an electronic announcement that the 2016 edition of the Clery Handbook was rescinded and replaced with a Clery-related Appendix of the Federal Student Aid (FSA) Handbook
Clery Compliance Awareness Week • October 5-9, 2020
This week is Clery Compliance Awareness Week! Find out how you can assist us in maintaining a safe campus for all here at the University of Florida
U.S. Department of Education Provides Regulatory Flexibilities related to Coronavirus (COVID-19)
On July 10, 2020, the Office of Postsecondary Education released an electronic announcement of regulatory flexibilities due to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic that provide deadline extensions for the distribution of Annual Security Reports (ASRs) and Annual Fire Safety Reports (AFSRs) to December 31, 2020. Additionally, the annual crime and fire statistics survey will now be open from November 18, 2020 through January 14, 2021.