The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report will be published and distributed by October 1st of each year. The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report will include policy statements, general crime statistics, arrest, and disciplinary referral statistics, and hate crime statistics.
The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report must be distributed to all currently enrolled students and all employees by October 1st of each year. The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report must be distributed to all enrolled students and current employees in one of two ways: 1. Directly by publications and mailings via the US Postal Service; campus mail, email, or a combination of these methods or 2. Posting the Annual Security and Fire Safety Report on an Internet or Intranet website that is reasonably accessible to enrolled students and to current employees. This method may be used only if individual notices about the Annual Security and Fire Safety Report are distributed to each student and employee by October 1. The notice should include: statement of the report's availability; a list and brief description of the information contained in the report; the exact address (URL) of the Internet or Intranet website at which the report is posted (a direct link to the annual security report must be provided); and a statement that the school will provide a paper copy of the annual security report upon request. This request does not have to be made in writing. Individuals may not be charged fees for copies of the Annual Security and Fire Safety Report, nor can the University include the annual security report in any publication for which a fee is charged.
The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report must also be provided to prospective students and prospective employees upon request.
Submitting Crime Statistics to the Department of Education:
Saint Louis University is not required to send the Annual Security and Fire Safety Report to the Department of Education (DOE). The University, however, is required to submit the crime statistics from the report. During late summer, DOE conducts the annual Campus Safety and Security Survey. This Web-based survey is used to collect the statistical data from the Annual Security and Fire Safety Report. The data is then posted on the DOE public website for use by higher education consumers. The site is located at http://www.ope.ed.gov/security. Each year a few weeks prior to the collection, DOE sends a letter and a registration certificate to the Chief Executive Officer of Saint Louis University. The certificate contains information necessary to access the survey and enter data.