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East Tennessee State University

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a safety notice? The purpose of an ETSU safety notice is to increase awareness of criminal activity, to provide safety tips that might prevent similar crimes, and to assist you in making informed decisions about personal safety.  This is not the same as a Gold Alert, which is designed to inform the campus community about a potentially imminent situation and could affect immediate safety.

What is the Clery Act? The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Acts require ETSU and all universities to notify the campus community of certain criminal activity that occurs on ETSU owned or controlled properties.  Here is more information on the Clery Act.

Where can I find campus crime statistics and the annual Campus Security Report?  The full report and statistics are available to the public.

What is a Campus Security Authority (CSA)? The term CSA is used in the Clery Act to describe someone who has significant responsibility for student and campus activities including but not limited to the campus police department, campus security, housing, conduct, club advisors, etc.

Are there other resources about campus emergencies or personal safety?   The ETSU Safety website contains additional resources.

What if I am concerned about a student’s behavior or a student who has been impacted by an incident? You should submit an Incident or CARE report online. The Dean of Students Office will follow up with the student about the situation.

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