Clery Geography and Clery Crimes
Clery Geography Categories
Incident location is an important factor in determining SJSU's responsibilities under the Clery Act. It also matters whether or not SJSU has ownership or control of that location, and how it functions in relation to SJSU's overall operations. There are three Clery geography categories: On Campus, Noncampus and Public Property.
On Campus Category
On campus Clery geography consists of any building or property owned or controlled by SJSU within the same reasonably contiguous geographic area and used by the university in direct support of, or in a manner related to our educational purposes. This includes academic, administrative and residence hall buildings.
On Campus locations controlled by another entity but still owned by SJSU are included in this category. They are frequently used by students and support SJSU's institutional purposes, such as food or other retail vendors.
Residence Halls are a Subset of On Campus Geography
This means that Clery crimes reported for our residence halls are represented in both the "On Campus" and "Campus Residential" geography categories of the Annual Security Report.
Ownership or Control by Student Organizations
The first type of noncampus location is any building or property that is owned (or controlled) by a student organization that is officially recognized by SJSU.
Not Reasonably Contiguous to the Campus and Doesn't Qualify as a "Separate Campus"
The second type of noncampus location is any building or property that is owned or controlled by SJSU, used in direct support of (or in relation to) our educational purposes, is frequently used by students, is not within the same reasonably contiguous geographic area of the campus and does not meet the standard to be considered a “Separate Campus” for Clery Act purposes.
Public Property Category
Clery-reportable public property consists of two limited areas. The first is public property within the campus boundary. The second is public property that's immediately adjacent to, and accessible from the campus boundary. Noncampus locations do not have a public property reporting requirement.
Clery Crime Categories
The four Clery crime categories listed below each have unique definitions, counting rules and exceptions that apply to them.
Criminal Offenses (Primary Crimes)
- Criminal Homicide
- Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter
- Manslaughter by Negligence
- Sexual Assault (Sex Offenses)
- Statutory Rape
- Aggravated Assault
- Motor Vehicle Theft
- Crimes Within Criminal Offenses Category
- Simple Assault
- Destruction/Damage/Vandalism of Property
Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) Offenses
- Dating Violence
- Domestic Violence
Arrests and Referrals for Disciplinary Action
- Drug Law Violations
- Liquor Law Violations
- Weapon Law Violations