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Safety & Security Information

All educational institutions are required to provide an annual report on safety and security to their students under the U.S. Department of Education's Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act), and the Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA). The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report for Michigan State University College of Law (Law College) is available here http://www.law.msu.edu/news/crime-safety.html.

The Law College and Michigan State University (MSU) have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding which, among other things, integrates the Law College faculty and students more completely into the academic life of MSU. Although the Law College remains an independent nonprofit educational institution, the integration means that the Law College has adopted and follows MSU administrative and academic policies, procedures and practices.

As a result of this integration, this report is almost identical to the report distributed to the entire MSU community. However, the MSU College of Law Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is limited to the campus of Michigan State University (where the Law College resides) and the MSU College of Law Legal Clinic located at 610 Abbot Road, East Lansing, Michigan. As required by Federal law, this report contains policy statements and crime statistics for the Law College. The policy statements address the Law College’s policies, procedures and programs concerning safety and security; for example, policies for responding to emergency situations and sexual offenses.

This report contains valuable information concerning safety and security at the Law College. The report also provides important information on the University Policy on Sexual Harassment and the MSU Drug and Alcohol Policy. The report includes statistics for the past three years for certain crimes that were reported to have occurred on campus, in off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by the Law College and on public property adjacent to the campus.

The report describes the MSU Police Department’s resources and campus law enforcement policies, and explains where and how to report crimes, fires, and medical emergencies on and off campus. It includes information on crime prevention and victim support services, as well as on campus and residence hall security. The report also provides access to the University’s emergency response and evacuation procedures in the event a significant emergency or dangerous situation occurs on campus. All members of the MSU community must report to the MSU Police any event or incident that involves a significant emergency or dangerous situation that may pose an immediate or ongoing threat to the health or safety of students or employees on campus.

A hard copy of this document may be obtained by contacting Teresa Eldred, Campus Security Authority, at 517-432-6819, or email HR-Operations@law.msu.edu. Please contact her with any questions concerning this report.


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