Campus Security

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) and the 2013 Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act which amended the Jeanne Clery Act to afford additional rights to campus victims of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. 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.

Personal Safety

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, gender identity, genetic information 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.

Disciplinary Proceedings

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 director, compliance 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)

City: AURORA
Year Population Violent Crime Murder and non- negligent man- slaughter Rape Rape (legacy definition) Robbery Aggravated Assault Property Crime Burglary Larceny – theft Motor Vehicle Theft Arson
2012 336,952 1,433 29 179 483 742 10,059 1,791 7,370 898 72
2013 343,484 712 10 224 243 343 5,339 953 3,926 460 44
2014 350,948 698 5 129 191 373 4,832 905 3,430 497 41
2015* 734 3 171 197 363 4,961 781 3,589 591 34

Data from FBI statistics
*Data from FBI statistics is preliminary semiannual uniform crime report, January-June, 2015

DOWNLOAD: 2016 Annual Security Report

Timely Warning Policy

The purpose for this policy is to establish a prompt alert to potentially dangerous criminal situations at or near our campus/workplace so that students and employees have the time and information necessary to take appropriate precautions. The Clery Act requires a timely warning be issued for any Clery Act crime that occurs within our Clery geography that is:

  • Reported to the Safety Committee Lead, Director Compliance, Vice President Human Resources or local police agencies; and
  • Is considered by the institution to represent a serious or continuing threat to students and employees.

Timely warnings can be issued for threats to persons or property.

Clery geography for American Sentinel campus located 2260 South Xanadu Way, Aurora, CO 80014:

  • Third Floor
  • Elevators
  • Stairwells (both)
  • Parking lot
  • Public property includes the public sidewalk and public street (Xanadu Way) adjacent to the campus building as well as the public sidewalk adjacent to the public street.

Notification of a timely warning will be decided on a case-by-case based on the facts surrounding a crime, including such factors:

  • The nature of the crime.
  • The continuing danger to the campus community.
  • The possible risk of compromising law enforcement efforts.

When a crime notification is received and verified that the crime(s) may pose a threat to the safety or welfare of the campus community, American Sentinel will release a Timely Warning Notice. The timely warning notices will be distributed electronically.

If a student or employee has questions pertaining to the Timely Warning Policy they may contact:

Natalie Hunter – Director, Financial Aid and Compliance (Natalie.Hunter@americansentinel.edu)
Kristine Zewe – Vice President, People and Culture (Kristine.Zewe@americansentinel.edu)