In 1990 the United States Congress passed legislation commonly known as the Campus Security Act. It is now known as the Clery Act. It directed campuses to compile and publish statistics about campus crime, and publish campus policies and practices related to safety and security issues. This report, as well as information in the Student Handbook, is published in compliance with that legislation. Since the original legislation, there have been changes in regulation and interpretation; the most notable is the Higher Education Amendments of 1998. The regulations are complicated and sometimes confusing. The first section of numbered statements in this report is organized to be somewhat parallel with the order of legislated requirements. Following the statistics, there are some clarifications that will help interpret the statistics; readers are encouraged to inquire about this report and the federal regulations.
Although the Luther crime statistics give the impression of a relatively safe environment, there are certain precautions and advice to which any college student should pay attention. The following are not only general safety and security issues, but are based on Luther experiences.
Security is available 24 hours a day. A daily security log (including Security response to criminal activity) is posted in the Centennial Union, outside the Security Office.
Please report any crime to Campus Security or your residence hall staff as soon as possible! (Written reports should be completed for all incidents.)
Questions may be directed to
Student Life Office
Decorah, Iowa 52101