The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act) and its amendments is a federal law which requires institutions of higher learning that receive Title II funding to publish annually a report which outlines policies related to campus security and emergency response and that discloses prevalence statistics for crimes reported to the institution’s Security/Public Safety Department and other campus authorities designated as Campus Security Authorities (CSAs).The reported statistics must cover the most recent 3-year period and include those crimes occurring on any campus, any public property immediately adjacent and accessible to a campus and any non-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by the institution. The HACC Safety and Security Department's Annual Security Report is published in compliance with this act.
This publication is also compiled in compliance with the College and University Security Information Act and the Uniform Crime Reporting Act. It contains Uniform Crime Report statistics and crime rates as submitted to the Pennsylvania State Police for the most recent 3-year period as well as the policy disclosures mandated under these acts.
If you feel that HACC has failed to comply with the requirements of these acts, please file a complaint with:
Director of Safety and Security
Whitaker Hall 131
One HACC Drive
Harrisburg, PA 17110
From campus phones, ext. 212455
If, after submitting a complaint with the above, you do not feel your complaint has been resolved, you may contact the Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General which will investigate the alleged violation. Contact information for the Office of Attorney General is available upon request.
This report is published annually no later than October 1st of the calendar year and made available free-of-charge to all HACC students, prospective students, employees and prospective employees via printed media and electronic distribution. This report is available via the Web here: Current Annual Security Report (pdf) .To obtain a free print copy, visit your campus public safety office or welcome center.
Clery Act Statistics
In compliance with the Clery Act, all known Clery Act reportable crimes must be submitted annually to the U.S. Department of Education via its Web-based reporting system. HACC is required to publish in the HACC Annual Security Report statistics of Clery crimes for the last three years that occurred on campus property, college-owned or controlled non-campus property at which educational programs or support are conducted and any public property within or immediately adjacent to and accessible from a campus property. The Clery Act further requires that violations of drug, alcohol and weapons laws be disclosed as having been referred to student judicial affairs for college disciplinary action or to a law enforcement agency which results in the arrest of the offender. In cases where both a referral and an arrest have been made, only the arrest is reported. This section provides crime statistics in Clery Act required format for each HACC Campus.
Pennsylvania UCR Statistics
The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania requires that violations of the law known to the HACC Safety and Security which have occurred within its jurisdictional boundaries be reported to the Pennsylvania State Police’s Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) system on an annual basis and that the Annual Security Report disclose the last three years of UCR statistics and crime rates.
The jurisdictional boundaries are the areas on and around HACC’s campuses where public safety officers are authorized to patrol and respond to incidents.
Crime rates are calculated as required by Commonwealth law on a campus-by-campus basis for each crime category and are expressed based on a theoretical population of 100,000 full-time equivalent (FTE) students and employees.
This section is presented by campus in the format required by the Pennsylvania State Police and includes crimes not reportable under the Clery Act.