Crime Records, Reporting of Statistics and Log
In accordance with Pennsylvania’s Uniform Crime Reporting Act and College and University Security Regulations, crime on the seminary’s campus property or at the Bookstore’s leased location is reported to the Pennsylvania State Police. These statistics will be shared, upon request, with the Pennsylvania Department of Education and the Office of the Attorney General. Also, in accordance with the United States Campus Security Act of 1990 (Clery Act), the seminary collects crime statistics for the United States Department of Education.
All crimes should be reported to Physical Plant, which has primary responsibility for the recording of crimes and providing updated information on crime statistics for this annual report.
State law requires that crime statistics be determined by dividing the number of crimes by full-time-equivalent students and non-student employees. The following is a statement of all crime at the seminary’s campus property or the Bookstore’s leased location for the most recent three-year period:
Federal law (specifically, the Higher Education Opportunity and Clery Acts) requires reporting of crime by type of crime and location of crime.
Crimes reported to campus security or local police: Murder and nonnegligent manslaughter, negligent manslaughter, forcible and nonforcible sex offenses, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, motor vehicle theft, and arson:
Crimes listed above and larceny-theft, simple assault, intimidation, and destruction, damage, or vandalism of property, and any other crimes reported to campus security or local police involving bodily injury to any person in which the victim was intentionally selected because of the victim’s actual or perceived race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, ethnicity, or disability:
Category of prejudice will be noted here for any crime data reported in table above.
The number of arrests and persons referred for campus disciplinary action, for liquor law violations, drug law violations, and illegal weapons possession:
Westminster does not have policies or procedures regarding confidential crime reporting. In compliance with HEOA requirements, the seminary will, upon written request, disclose to the alleged victim of any crime of violence or a non-forcible sex offense the results of any disciplinary proceeding conducted by the seminary against a student who is the alleged perpetrator of such crime or offense. If the alleged victim is deceased as a result of the crime or offense, the information shall be provided, upon request, to the next of kin of the alleged victim.
Westminster does not dictate procedures that encourage licensed professional counselors and practicing pastoral counselors to inform persons that they are counseling about procedures for confidential crime reporting (for inclusion in statistics). Westminster defers to counselor-client privilege and counselor responsibility to report crimes that legally must be reported.
Westminster does not have off-campus locations of student organizations officially recognized by the institution and so does not have policy concerning the monitoring and recording through local policy agencies of criminal activity.
In addition to the security report, the seminary’s “Sexual Harassment, Assault and Rape” policy informs students and employees about the prevention of crimes.
Westminster does not maintain a police or security department of any kind and so is exempt from the daily crime log maintenance requirement.