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CLERY Act and Security Report

CLERY Act

The OSU Center for Health Sciences Security Department produces an Annual Crime Report that discloses information about crimes on and around the OSU-CHS Tulsa campus and OSU College of Osteopathic Medicine at the Cherokee Nation in Tahlequah and describes programs and policies designed to make the OSU-CHS community safer. This publication is required of all colleges and universities and is often referred to as the “Campus Crime Security Act,” “Clery Act” or “Student Right to Know.”

 

The following is a summary of topics and information contained in the guide: 

  • CHS Security Officers are an important part of the educational experience at OSU. Although they do not have full authority to enforce laws and make arrests, they go to extraordinary lengths to provide a safe, protected and orderly environment on the campus.  Because of that effort, academic goals at CHS are rarely interrupted by crime or fear for personal safety. 
  • The CHS Security department provides responses and preventative patrols to the campus 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.  The security staffs an office and monitors numerous “emergency buttons” located throughout the campus and satellite clinics. The push of a button immediately contacts security.  For non-emergency information, call 918-625-8592 from any phone. 
  • Campus crime statistics for the past three years, including arrests for drug, alcohol and weapons violations, are contained in the guide.  Policies and statistics about sexual assaults are included along with details of the support services available for victims. The guide provides crime prevention tips, web sites for sex offender lists and clear instructions about getting help or reporting a crime. 

You may review and/or download the information from the guide on the OSU Campus Safety website at https://medicine.okstate.edu/site-files/documents/2019-annual-security-report.pdf

 

 If you do not have access to a computer and would like a printed copy of the report, you can pick up a copy at the OSU Security Department located in the C.A.M.E. building at 1111 West 17th Street, Tulsa, OK, 74107.

 

Definitions of Criminal Offenses

The following definitions are those used in the Uniform Crime Reporting System of the United States Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Investigation:The following definitions are those used in the Uniform Crime Reporting System of the United States Department of Justice’s Federal Bureau of Investigation.

 

Offense Description
Aggravated Assault An unlawful attack of one person by another for the purpose of inflicting severe or aggravated bodily injury. This type of assault usually is accompanied by the use of a weapon or means likely to produce death or great bodily harm. It is not necessary that injury result from an aggravated assault when a gun, knife, or other weapon is used that could and probably would result in serious personal injury if the crime were successfully completed.
Arson Any willful or malicious attempt to burn, with or without intent to defraud, a dwelling house, public building, motor vehicle, or aircraft, personal property of another. Only fires determined to have been willfully or maliciously set are classified as arson.
Burglary The unlawful entry of a structure to commit a felony or theft. For reporting purposes this definition includes: unlawful entry with the intent to commit a larceny or felony; breaking and entering with the intent to commit a larceny; housebreaking; safecracking; and all attempts to commit any of the aforementioned.
Criminal Homicide The willful (negligent or non-negligent) killing of one human being by another.
Dating Violence Dating violence is committed by a person who is or has been in a social relationship of a romantic or intimate nature with another person. The existence of such relationship shall be determined based on the reporting party’s statement and with consideration of the length of the relationship, the type of relationship, and the frequency of interaction between the persons involved in the relationship. Dating violence includes but is not limited to sexual or physical abuse or the threat of such abuse. Dating violence does not include acts that meet the definition of domestic violence.
Domestic Violence

Domestic violence is a felony or misdemeanor crime of violence committed by a:

  • current or former spouse or intimate partner of the victim,
  • person with whom the victim shares a child in common,
  • person who is cohabitating with or has cohabited with the victim as a spouse or intimate partner,
  • person similarly situated to a spouse of the victim under the domestic or family violence laws of Oklahoma; or
  • any other person against an adult or youth victim who is protected from that person’s acts under the domestic of family violence laws of Oklahoma.

Domestic violence is a pattern of abusive behavior in any relationship that is used by one partner to gain or maintain power and control over another intimate partner. Domestic violence can be physical, sexual, emotional, economic or psychological actions or threats of actions that influence another person.

Drug Law Violations

Violations of state and local laws relating to the unlawful possession, sale, use, growing, manufacturing and making of narcotic drugs. The relevant substances include: opium or cocaine and their derivatives (morphine, heroin codeine); marijuana; synthetic narcotics (Demerol, Methadone); and dangerous nonnarcotic drugs (barbiturates, Benzedrine). 

Hate Crimes A crime reported to local police agencies or to a campus security authority that manifests evidence that the victim was intentionally selected because of the perpetrator’s bias against the victim. For the purposes of this definition, the categories of bias include the victim’s actual or perceived race, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, ethnicity, national original, and disability.
Larceny  The unlawful taking, carrying, leading or riding away of property from the possession or constructive possession of another without use of force or violence. It includes shoplifting, picking pockets, purse snatching, thefts from motor vehicles including parts and accessories, bicycle and computer thefts.
Liquor Law Violations The violation of laws or ordinances prohibiting the manufacture, sale, transporting, furnishing, possessing of intoxicating liquor; maintaining unlawful drinking places; bootlegging; operating a still; furnishing liquor to a minor or intemperate person; using a vehicle for illegal transportation of liquor; drinking on a train or public conveyance; and all attempts to commit any of the aforementioned. Drunkenness and driving under the influence are not included in this definition. 
Motor Vehicle Theft The theft or attempted theft of a motor vehicle by someone other than the registered owner.
Robbery The taking or attempting to take anything of value from the care, custody, or control of a person or persons by force or threat of force or violence and/or by putting the victim in fear.
Sex Offenses Any sexual act directed against another person without the consent of the victim, including instances where the victim is incapable of giving consent.
Sexual Assault

An offense that meets the definition of rape, fondling, incest, or statutory rape, defined as follows:

Rape means the penetration, no matter how slight, of the vagina or anus with any body part or object, or oral penetration by a sex organ of another person, without the consent of the victim.

Fondling means the touching of the private body parts of another person for the purpose of sexual gratification, without the consent of the victim, including instances where the victim is incapable of giving consent because of his/her age or because of his/her temporary or permanent mental incapacity.

Incest means non-forcible sexual intercourse between persons who are related to each other within the degrees wherein marriage is prohibited by law.

Statutory Rape means non-forcible sexual intercourse with a person who is under the statutory age of consent (age 16).

Stalking

Stalking refers to one who engages in a course of conduct directed at a specific person that would cause a reasonable person to fear for his or her safety or the safety of others or suffer substantial emotional distress.

Course of conduct means two or more acts, including, but not limited to, acts in which the stalker directly , indirectly, or through third parties, by any action, method, device, or means, follows, monitors, observes, surveils, threatens, or communicates to or about a person, or interferes with a person’s property.
Reasonable person means a reasonable person under similar circumstances and with similar identities to the victim.

Substantial emotional distress means significant mental suffering or anguish that may, but does not necessarily, require medical or other professional treatment or counseling.

Weapon Law Violations The violation of laws or ordinances dealing with weapon offenses, regulatory in nature, such as manufacture, sale, or possession of deadly weapons; carrying deadly weapons, concealed or openly; furnishing deadly weapons to minors; and all attempts to commit any of the aforementioned. OSU-CHS policy prohibits deadly weapons on campus with limited exceptions. Firearms on campus must be stored at the OSU-CHS Security Department.
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