The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (commonly known as the Clery Act) is federal legislation designed to provide students, prospective students, and the public with uniform information from universities throughout the country on criminal problems and police and security issues. This information meets all reporting requirements as set forth in the Clery Act. Criminal statistics are updated by October 1 of each year and include data from the three previous calendar years.
Reporting Sexual Assault
As soon as possible, the victim should report incidents of sexual assault, including date or acquaintance rape to the District Police Department at (408) 270-6468, the local police at 9-1-1. If the victim is unable to make contact with the District Police a College faculty or staff member can aid in contacting the proper authorities.
The Counseling Department and Health Services can also help in contacting the proper authorities.
The victim should make every attempt to preserve any physical evidence of the assault. This may include not showering or bathing, not cleaning the scene of the incident, and not disposing of any damaged clothing or other items.
The District Police will immediately initiate a criminal investigation into on-campus sexual assaults.
The District Police will contact the San José Police Department if highly specialized resources are needed to complete a criminal investigation.
The victim will be given information on counseling and support groups. If the victim wishes to change an academic schedule, the appropriate steps will be taken to accommodate the victim to the full extent possible. The Colleges also encourage victims to seek the support and assistance of friends or family when needed, in presenting their concerns. Santa Clara County offers 24 hour counseling for victims of crimes. The Santa Clara County Valley Rape Crisis Center may
be reached at (408) 287-3000. The Victim/Witness Assistance Center in San José also provides off-campus services.