MIDDLEBURY, Vt. – Middlebury’s Department of Public Safety released the 2017 Annual Security and Fire Safety Reports on Sunday, October 1. In a community-wide email, Director of Public Safety Lisa Burchard shared the report, which includes campus crime and fire statistics for its Vermont campus over the past three years (2014 – 2016), as well as a handbook of safety information and procedures.
Statistics for the Middlebury campus are for the full calendar year and include summer use of the campus by the Middlebury Language Schools and School of the Environment.
The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act) requires that colleges and universities receiving federal funding maintain and publicly disclose campus crime statistics for the preceding three years, as well as security information and policies. The definitions in the Clery Act are used by all institutions in the United States to classify and report crimes under the Act.
As required by the Clery Act, this year’s report documents the numerous education efforts that Middlebury has instituted for incoming and current students. Programs for faculty and staff are described as well, including online sexual violence prevention for all incoming students, response training for all faculty and staff, and the Green Dot Violence Prevention Strategy that was put in place campus-wide in the fall of 2015. Many of Middlebury’s programs aimed at preventing sexual violence are funded by a 2013 grant from the Department of Justice.
Middlebury also filed reports on Sunday for its Bread Loaf Campus in Vermont and for its summer Language Schools program at Mills College in Oakland, California. All three reports are available on the website of Middlebury’s Department of Public Safety, and include data from the Middlebury College Department of Public Safety, the Middlebury Police Department, and law enforcement agencies in locations where Middlebury has a presence.
Middlebury issues a separate report for its campus in Monterey, California, which is home to the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey.