Bridgewater State University complies with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, a federal law that requires colleges and universities throughout the United States to disclose information about crime on and around their campuses.
Universities are required to publish an annual report every year that contains three years of campus crime statistics and also certain security policy statements including sexual assault policies, the law enforcement authority of university police, and where students should go to report crimes. These statistics and policy statements are published on our Campus Safety Page.
Universities must disclose crime statistics for the campus, public areas immediately adjacent to the campus, and certain noncampus facilities including Greek housing and remote housing. The statistics must be gathered from campus and local police, and college officials that have "significant responsibility for student and campus activities."
Universities are also required to provide "timely warnings" and a separate but more extensive public crime log. The University issues "Community Safety Alert Bulletins" whenever a major crime or other significant incident may potentially affect the safety or security of the campus community. The Bridgewater State University Police Department also maintains a daily police log that is accessible to the public.