Office of Title IX & Clery Compliance

Reporting Requirements

The following university officials or members of designated offices, by virtue of their title and position, are required to notify University Police of Clery crimes, as further described herein:

  1. University Police 
    • All personnel
  2. Office of Housing and Residence Life
    • All professional staff
    • Resident Assistants
    • Desk Receptionists, including contracted security guards
  3. Office of the Dean of Students
    • All professional staff
  4. Athletic Department
    • Athletic Director and other administrators
    • Trainers
    • Coaching staff
  5. Campus Recreation
    • All professional staff
  6. Campus Life
    • All professional staff
  7. UNCW faculty/staff advisors to registered student organizations
  8. Director of the Student Health Center
  9. Victim advocates
  10. UNCW Title IX Coordinator
  11. DC Virgo
    • Student Resource Officer
    • Principal
    • Assistant Principal
    • Lab School Implementation Coordinator 
Upon receipt of such information, the above-referenced individuals should notify the University Police as soon as possible so that the appropriate analysis for timely warning or emergency notification can occur and to ensure the information is included in the Crime Log and in the Annual Security Report. Notification should include the date and time of occurrence, nature of the occurrence, and location. 

Clery Reportable Crimes

The following offenses are referred to as Clery crimes:

Primary Crimes include:
  • Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 
  • Manslaughter by negligence
  • Rape
  • Fondling
  • Statutory Rape
  • Incest
  • Robbery
  • Aggravated Assault
  • Burglary
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
  • Arson

Hate Crimes are crimes committed against a person or property and the offense is motivated, in whole or in part, by the offender’s bias against the victim. Bias categories include race, religion, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, ethnicity, national origin, and disability.

The following hate crimes are included:
  • All primary crimes
  • Larceny
  • Simple assault
  • Intimidation
  • Destruction/damage/vandalism of property 
Arrests and Referrals for Disciplinary Action are included in the Annual Security Report for the following law violations:
  • Liquor law violations
  • Drug law violations
  • Weapons law violations
VAWA Crimes are also included in the Annual Security Report and include the following:
  • Dating Violence
  • Domestic Violence
  • Stalking 

The locations associated with UNCW which are required to be included in the Campus Crime and Security Report fall within one of three categories of properties: On-Campus Property, Non-Campus Property, or Public Property. The definitions for these categories are adopted from the 2016 edition of The Handbook for Campus Safety and Crime Reporting published by the U.S. Department of Education and are as follows:

  1. On-Campus Property includes “[a]ny building or property owned or controlled by an institution within the same reasonably contiguous geographic area and used by the institution in direct support of, or in a manner related to, the institution’s educational purposes, including residence halls; and [a]ny building or property that is within or reasonably contiguous to the area identified in [part] (1) of this definition that is owned by the institution but controlled by another person, is frequently used by students, and supports institutional purposes.” 
    • Examples of properties that may fall within this category include, but are not limited to, Alderman Hall, the Amphitheater, Bear Hall, Fisher University Union, and Friday Annex.
  2. On-Campus Property also includes a subset for Residential Facilities. All residence halls on campus fall into this category.
  3. Non-Campus Property includes “[a]ny building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or any building or property that is owned or controlled by an institution that is used in direct support of, or in relation to, the institution’s educational purposes, is frequently used by students, and is not within the same reasonably contiguous geographic area of the institution.”
    • Examples of properties that may fall within this category include, but are not limited to, 6150 Rock Creek Road, Town Creek, NC (Nature Preserve) and research vessels owned by UNCW when carrying students participating in university programs.
  4. Public Property includes “[a]ll public property, including thoroughfares, streets, sidewalks, and parking facilities, that is within the campus, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus.”
    • Examples of properties that may fall within this category include, but are not limited to, the 600 block of South College Road and the Cross City Trail.