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Annual Security and Fire Safety Report

Annual Security and Fire Safety Report

The Annual Security Report is provided in accordance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (20 USC 1092).  

2023 Annual Security and Fire Safety Report.


In this report you will find important information about:

  • Chestnut Hill College Campus Safety and Security
  • Dissemination of crime information
  • College policies that aid in creating a safe environment for all
  • Drug and Alcohol Policies
  • Sex Offender Inquiries
  • College-wide crime statistics for 2020, 2021, and 2022
  • Fire Safety Report for 2020, 2021, and 2022

To request a printed copy please visit the Office of Campus Safety & Security, Undergraduate Admissions or Human Resources. You may also request a copy by contacting Krista Bailey Murphy, Dean of Student Life, at 215-248-7142 or e-mail murphyk@chc.edu.

Additional information about the Clery Act

The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act is the landmark federal law, originally known as the Campus Security Act, which requires colleges and universities across the United States to disclose information about crime on and around their campuses.
Because the law is tied to participation in federal student financial aid programs, it applies to most institutions of higher education - both public and private. It is enforced by the U.S. Department of Education.
The “Clery Act” is named in memory of 19-year-old Lehigh University freshman Jeanne Ann Clery, who was raped and murdered while asleep in her residence hall room on April 5, 1986.
Each school must disclose crime statistics for the campus, unobstructed public areas immediately adjacent to or running through the campus, and certain non-campus facilities. The statistics must be gathered from campus police or security, local law enforcement, and other school officials who have “significant responsibility for student and campus activities,” such as student judicial affairs directors. Professional mental health and religious counselors are exempt from reporting obligations but may refer patients to a confidential reporting system which the school has to indicate whether or not it has. 
Crimes are reported in the following 7 major categories, with several sub-categories: 1.) Criminal Homicide broken down by a.) Murder and Non-negligent Manslaughter and b.) Negligent Manslaughter; 2.) Sex Offenses broken down by a.) Forcible Sex Offenses (includes rape) and b.) Non-forcible Sex Offenses; 3.) Robbery; 4.) Aggravated Assault; 5.) Burglary; 6.) Motor Vehicle Theft; and 7.) Arson.

Schools are also required to report the following types of incidents if they result in either an arrest or disciplinary referral: 1.) Liquor Law Violations; 2.) Drug Law Violations; and 3.) Illegal Weapons Possession. If both an arrest and referral are made, only the arrest is counted. 

If both an arrest and referral are made, only the arrest is counted.
The Clery Act also mandates the reporting of Hate Crimes (motivated by bias or prejudice). The statistics are also broken down geographically into “on campus,” “residential facilities for students on campus,” “non-campus buildings,” or “on public property,” such as streets and sidewalks.
For more information on the Clery Act please visit https://clerycenter.org/.

In addition to the Clery Report, Chestnut Hill College provides a Drug-Free Schools and Campuses Regulations Biennial Review, a summary of the programming and data that monitors substance abuse prevention, education, intervention and treatment through the Division of Student Life.
Questions or concerns about campus safety and security at Chestnut Hill College may be directed to:
Krista Bailey Murphy, Ph.D.
Vice President for Strategic Innovation
TItle IX Coordinator
215.248.7142 or e-mail


Polly Teti
Director of Safety Campus Security
215.753.3637 or e-mail tetip@chc.edu 

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