Responsible Office – Department:
Effective Date of Policy:
August 17, 2022
The Jeanne Clery (Clery Act) Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act of 1990 requires the distribution of an annual security report to all current faculty, staff, and students, and notice of its availability to prospective students, faculty, and staff. The annual security report includes statistics for the previous three years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus, in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by Daemen University. The report also includes institutional policies concerning campus security, such as policies concerning alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, the reporting of crimes, and sexual assault. You can obtain a printed copy of this report in the Office of Student Affairs located in the Wick Student Center. It may also be viewed and printed on the University’s website at daemen.edu/ASR.
Timely Warning and Emergency Notifications
In an effort to provide timely notice to the Daemen University community, and in the event of a serious incident which may pose an ongoing threat to members of the Daemen University community, a Safety and Security Alert is sent to all students and employees on campus. The alerts are generally written and distributed to the Daemen University community by the Vice President forStrategic Initiatives (VPSI), or a designee, and they are approved and distributed to the community by members of the President’s Cabinet. Any necessary updates to the Daemen University community about any particular case resulting in a Safety and Security Alert will be made to the campus community through the Daemen University website (“What’s Happening” page), email to the faculty-staff-announce and students-announce listservs, and the mass communication notification system via means selected by students, faculty, staff, and administrators. Other forms may include information posters in key campus locations, including the Wick Student Center lobby, Canavan Hall lobby, Business Building center lobby, west, east and center doors of Duns Scotus Hall, Campus Village Apartments and Collegiate Village, and other locations. Incidents of aggravated assault and sex offenses are considered on a case-by-case basis, depending on the facts of the case and whether there is a continuing danger to the campus community. For example, if an assault occurs between two students who have a disagreement, there may be no ongoing threat to other Daemen University community members and a Safety and Security Alert would not be distributed. The VPSI, or designee, in consultation with appropriate campus personnel, reviews all reports to determine if there is an ongoing threat to the community and if the distribution of a Safety and Security Alert is warranted. Safety and Security Alerts may also be issued for other crime classifications, as deemed necessary.
Annual Security Report
Each year in mid-October, an e-mail notification is made to all enrolled students that provides the website to access the annual security report. Faculty and staff receive similar notification. Copies of the report may also be obtained in the Office of Campus Safety on the first floor of Wick Student Center. It may also be printed from the website.
How to Report Criminal Offenses
In an emergency, dial 911. After the emergency is reported, call Campus Safety so they can support emergency responders to best address the situation. Community members can contact the Office of Campus Safety at 716-839-SAFE (7233), 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Please report to Campus Safety any suspicious activity or person(s) seen loitering in parking lots, around vehicles, in/around campus buildings, or in/around residence halls.
In addition, a crime may be reported to the following:
- Campus Safety
- 716-839-SAFE (7233)
- Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs & Dean of Students
- Director of Community Standards & Student Advocacy
To contact Amherst Police Department call 716-689-1311 or, in an emergency, dial 911.
Office of Campus Safety—Arrest Authority
Daemen University Campus Safety Officers have the authority to ask persons for identification and to determine whether individuals have lawful business at Daemen University. They do not possess arrest power. Criminal incidents are referred to the Amherst Police Department. Daemen University Campus Safety and Amherst Police maintain a highly professional working relationship. All crime victims and witnesses are strongly encouraged to immediately report the crime to the Office of Campus Safety as well as to Amherst Police. Prompt reporting will assure timely warning notices of on-campus incidents and timely disclosure of crime statistics.
 Please note that based on where the call is made, students may need to alert 9-1-1 that they are in Amherst.
This policy pertains to:
The understanding of Daemen University’s legal obligation to reporting the university’s statistics regarding a variety of different criminal offenses.
Purpose of this Policy
To create and maintain an equitable environment where students have the optimal opportunity to succeed academically, personally, and professionally and where any and all Daemen University Community members feel safe, valued, and respected.
This policy’s virtual location is https://www.daemen.edu/student-life/student-affairs/student-handbook/section-5-general-university-policies
Scope and Applicability of this Policy:
Student Affairs adapts the idea of community standards – through our General Policies, Residential Policies, and the Student Code of Conduct – and attempts to enlighten, not only the student body, but the entire Daemen community, on the value and vision of the university to ensure that we achieve our mission and commitment to education.