Clery Act

Clery Compliance

Safety at Green River College campuses are a concern for all members of the community including students, faculty, staff, and visitors. The college mission can only be carried out in an environment where each person feels safe. Recognizing this Green River leadership has made safety a top priority.

In compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act of 1998, the college reports the mandated information about current campus policies concerning safety and security issues, and the required statistics.

Most current policies and geographies updated August 2016.

Update (June 12, 2018): Final Clery Program Review Determination

Dear College Community:

During the fall quarter, I shared with you the preliminary Program Review Report received by the college along with the response to that report prepared by the college. On May 25th, the college received a Campus Crime Final Program Review Determination from the Department of Education (DOE). The report may be read in its entirety: Final Clery Program Review Determination.

The final report identifies the College’s corrective action plan for each finding and the DOE’s acceptance of the responses. The report acknowledges there was a period of time we failed to fully meet the obligations.  The next step in the process is a review by the Administrative Actions and Appeals Service Group. 

The safety of our Green River community is a priority and compliance with the Clery Act is one aspect of creating a safe environment for all individuals. Although Green River College was not in full compliance with its obligations under the Clery Act from 2009 to 2014, the College has worked diligently to address the shortcomings and is reflected in the acceptance of the responses by the Department of Education.

I will continue to share updates with you as the college receives information.

Sincerely,
Suzanne

View Final Clery Program Review Determination

Reporting & Geography

Annual Safety Reports
Clery Geography & Maps
Crime Data
Policies
Daily Logs

Daily Incident and Crime Logs are kept separately for each of the four Green River College campus locations. Since the Main Campus is the only one that has residential housing, it is the only log that also contains a fire log. If no log is listed, there have been no reports in the past 60 days.

Contact Campus Safety

Emergency: 911

Non-Emergency: From any campus phone, dial 3350. All other phones 253-288-3350.

Safety Requests: safetydispatch@greenriver.edu

Director of Campus Safety & TransportationDerek Ronnfeldt

Update: Findings of Clery Investigation

December 15, 2017

Dear Green River College Community:

As I announced in October, the Department of Education provided a preliminary Program Review Report of the Green River College’s compliance with the Clery Act from 2008 to 2014. The College's response to this report was submitted to the Department of Education prior to the required deadline and provided to the Board of Trustees at their December meeting.

Although Green River College was not in full compliance with its obligations under the Clery Act from 2009 to 2014, the College has worked diligently to address the shortcomings. The safety of our Green River community is a priority.

The College is currently waiting for information from the Department of Education regarding their final report and any fines associated with the findings. I will continue to share updates as we receive them.

Sincerely,
Suzanne

Program Review Report Cover Letter

Green River Response to Program Review Report

Table of Attachments

Attachments A-X

Statement of Certification (Finding 13)

Updated Information

October 19, 2017

As many of you know, on November 16, 2015, the U.S. Department of Education formally initiated an on-site program review to evaluate Green River College’s compliance with the Clery Act and the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act (DFSCA). Passed in 1990, the Clery Act is a federal consumer protection law that mandates the reporting of campus crime statistics and dictates the manner in which those statistics are reported to the public.

Below you will find the Preliminary Campus Crime Program Review Report from the Department of Education, as well as the email sent to the Green River College community, regarding the findings in the report.

Email from President Johnson to Green River College regarding Clery findings

Department of Education Preliminary Campus Crime Program Review Report