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K-State Today

October 1, 2019

Annual campus security and fire safety reports available

Submitted by K-State Clery Compliance

Dear K-State students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends,

Kansas State University is dedicated to helping all members of the K-State community have a positive educational experience and is fully committed to providing a safe and inclusive environment for all. As part of that commitment, the annual security and fire safety report (Clery Report) is published each year to inform the public of information about crime on and around campus, efforts to improve campus safety, and university policies.

Its purpose is to provide individuals with relevant information that will help them make informed decisions relating to their own safety and the safety of others. The reports are updated every year and contain fire and campus crime statistics for the previous three years on campus, in certain off-campus buildings or properties that are owned or controlled by K-State, and public property as required by law.

The 2019 Campus Security and Fire Safety Reports for the Manhattan, Polytechnic, and Olathe campuses contain statistics for calendar years 2016, 2017 and 2018 and are available at k-state.edu/report/clery/.

If you feel as though something can be done to improve the K-State experience in regards to safety, please do not hesitate to let us know. Kansas State University cares for its community and strives to ensure that all members of the community have the opportunity to be safe, respected, and supported.

Developing and maintaining a safe and secure campus environment is the responsibility of the entire K-State community — security personnel, faculty, staff, students and visitors — not just individuals with distinct reporting obligations. While all members of the K-State community are encouraged to accurately and promptly report crimes and other emergencies to the appropriate law enforcement agencies, we know not all crime is directly reported to the police. Instead, many individuals may decide to first tell a colleague, friend, mentor or advisor. As such, the K-State Clery Act federal compliance program continues to sponsor various initiatives to increase awareness, educate and provide opportunities for community members to report crimes and other concerns.

As a reminder, K-State continues to sponsor various initiatives to increase awareness, educate and provide resources relating to individual and university obligations under the Clery Act. One of these initiatives is the REPORT It webpage at k-state.edu/report, a convenient global reporting website where reports related to Clery Act crimes; academic violations; code of conduct violations; students of concern; discrimination, harassment, including sexual harassment. New for fall 2019: Work-related incidents, access barriers, and incidents involving a minor may be submitted.

The Report It webpage also includes the Here to Help Guide, a resource for individuals who have experienced sexual violence, dating and domestic violence, and stalking. Information on counseling or therapeutic services, medical services, victim advocacy, legal assistance, visa and immigration assistance, and student financial aid assistance is available, in addition to options for reasonably available changes to academic, living, transportation or working situations.

Sexual violence, dating and domestic violence, and stalking are significant experiences and can be traumatizing. Each person's experience is unique and numerous options are available for support and reporting at the Manhattan, Olathe and Polytechnic campuses. It is important to note there is no one correct response — simply different options to access support and different reporting options.

Anyone, including prospective students and employees may obtain paper copies of the reports upon request at the following offices for each respective campus.

  • Manhattan campus: The Office of the Vice President for Administration and Finance, 105 Anderson Hall, 785-532-6226.
  • Polytechnic campus: Office of Student Life, 102 Student Life Center, 785-826-2971.
  • Olathe campus: Reception desk in main lobby, 22201 W. Innovation Drive, Olathe, KS, 913-541-1220.

In compliance with the Higher Education Amendments of 1965, as amended, Kansas State University campuses prepare and distribute annual security reports that contain important information concerning crime and fire prevention, crime reporting and policy statements.