Annual Fire Safety & Security Report:
Message from the Director of Public Safety
California College of the Arts (“CCA”) is pleased to publish its 2019-20 Annual Security and Fire Safety Report.
In this report, you will find important information about college policies, personal safety and crime prevention, and where students, employees and visitors should go to report crimes. The annual security report also includes crime statistics as required under the Clery Act for the last three calendar years. The annual fire report contains information about campus fire safety policies and fire statistics at the College.
I encourage you to read this important information and to use it to enhance your experiences at the College.
If you have any questions about this report, or if you wish to obtain a paper copy of this report, please visit us in the Public Safety Office.
Director of Public Safety
Information About the Clery Act
California College of the Arts is committed to providing and enhancing safety and security services while partnering with all members of the CCA community to take an active role in their own safety, the safety of our campus, and the safety of college community. The goal of the Department of Public Safety is to support the CCA learning environment by continually and consistently working to improve safety and security and to prevent disruptions to the instruction and creative expression of our students, faculty and staff.
The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, codified at 20 U.S.C. § 1092(f), is a federal law that requires all colleges and universities that receive federal financial aid to annually report crime data and to disclose important campus safety and security policies and information to their campus communities. This law is commonly known as the Clery Act.
The Clery Act, originally enacted by the Congress and signed into law by President George Bush in 1990 as the Crime Awareness and Campus Security Act of 1990, was initiated by the parents of Jeanne Clery, a college student at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, who was raped and murdered. Amendments to the Act in 1998 renamed it in memory of Jeanne.
Text of the Clery Act can be found in the U.S. Code of Federal Regulations at 34 C.F.R.668.46. The Clery Act was amended in 1998 and updated in 2013 through the Violence Against Women Act (“VAWA”). CCA complies with the Clery Act and VAWA.