Campus Security and Crime Prevention Information
American Sentinel University complies with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act). Our policy is prepared in cooperation with local law enforcement agencies. Per the Clery Act, nothing in the law shall be construed to permit a school to retaliate, intimidate, threaten, coerce or otherwise discriminate against any individual.
The university attempts to provide students and employees with a safe and secure environment in which to study and work. American Sentinel’s offices are open during posted hours and are secured during times the school is not open. American Sentinel does not have a physical campus location or residential facilities for students.
While the university attempts to provide a safe and secure environment, students, faculty, staff and office visitors are ultimately responsible for their own safety. Safety is enhanced when students and employees take the following precautions:
- Report all suspicious activities to the local police immediately.
- Never take personal safety for granted.
- Avoid walking alone at night.
- Avoid parking or walking in secluded or dimly lit areas.
- Carry only small amounts of cash.
- Never leave valuables unattended.
- Carry keys at all times and do not lend them.
- Lock car doors and close the windows when leaving the car.
Reporting a Crime
If a student or employee is aware that a crime has been, or is being committed on university property or at a school-sponsored event, the crime should be reported immediately to the local police and the president or the designated safety officer. In an emergency, the local police department can be reached at 911.
The university does not have a campus police or security department. The university works with local law enforcement agencies and refers criminal incidents to the local police department having jurisdiction over such matters.
The university does not tolerate violence or threatening conduct against any members of the university community. This includes criminal acts against people or property, as well as harassment based on sex, race, ethnicity, gender orientation or disability. The university will impose strict disciplinary actions and appropriately involve law enforcement officials should any acts of violence occur on university property or in the online environment.
In addition to any criminal sanctions, the university will impose appropriate disciplinary sanctions if the offender is a student or employee of American Sentinel. The university president should be contacted if someone wishes to file a complaint.
Upon written request, the university will disclose to the alleged victim of a crime of violence or a non-forcible sex offence the results of any disciplinary hearing conducted by the university against the student who is the alleged perpetrator. If the alleged victim is deceased as a result of the crime or offense, the university will provide the results of the disciplinary hearing to the victim’s next of kin, if so requested.
Reporting to the Community
The president will prepare an annual report of criminal offences and violations for the community. This information will be posted to the campus web. A sample report is below:
Table 1: Crime Statistics for American Sentinel for the past three years (Offenses Reported to Law Enforcement)
Data from FBI statistics