Clery Act

Colorado School of Mines is glad to have you as a partner in keeping our community safe and enjoyable. This page is a place to find help and resources for victims of crimes committed within campus bounds. It is also a place to educate ourselves on how Mines as a community works together to make this a safe environment to learn and grow.

Annual Safety Report

​The Campus Security and Fire Safety Report is designed to inform you of Colorado School of Mines’s campus crime and fire statistics and related safety and security information. The Mines Police and Campus Administration are committed to making the Colorado School of Mines campus the safest campus in Colorado. For a printable PDF version, download the 2023 Annual Security & Fire Safety Report.


What are the Requirements of the Clery act

This federal law requires all universities that receive Title IV student financial assistance programs to comply with a variety of different requirements regarding campus safety. Some of which are to:

  • Collect, report, and disseminate crime data for certain crimes in a specified geographical area.
  • Develop policy statements regarding campus safety.
  • Prepare and distribute an annual security report.
  • Issue timely warnings and emergency notifications to the campus community.
  • Submit crime statistics to the Department of Education.
  • Create, maintain, and make available a daily crime log.

What Types of Crimes Does the Clery Act Require Institutions to Disclose

Criminal Offenses

  • Criminal homicide: murder and non-negligent manslaughter, manslaughter by negligence
  • Sexual assault: rape, fondling, incest, statutory rape
  • Robbery
  • Aggravated assault
  • Burglary
  • Motor vehicle theft
  • Arson

Hate Crimes

  • Include the above crimes and larceny-theft, simple assault, and intimidation, that manifest evidence that the victim was intentionally selected because of the perpetrator’s bias.

VAWA Offenses

  • Domestic violence
  • Dating violence
  • Stalking

Arrests and Referrals for Disciplinary Action

  • Weapons law violations
  • Drug abuse violations
  • Liquor law violations

What is the Clery Geography of Mines

Mines Campus Map

MInes Campus Geography

Where Should I report A Crime

Anonymous Reporting

Traditional Reporting

  • For emergencies call 911
  • Mines PD at 303-273-3333 or 3333 from any campus phone
  • Golden Police Department at 303-384-8045
  • Reports can be made through Campus Security Authority

Daily Crime Log

The Clery Act requires a campus police department to create, maintain, and make available a Daily Crime Log. Crime Log incidents are those crimes reported to the Mines Police Department. They will not match statistics in the Campus Security and Fire Safety Report or annual crime statistics with the Colorado Bureau of Investigations. The purpose of the Daily Crime Log is for recording criminal and alleged criminal incidents, not criminal events that are confirmed through investigation. Additionally, a crime that is ‘unfounded’ or ‘referred to an outside agency’ may be included in the Daily Crime Log but is not included for statistical purposes. The Mines Police list crimes in chronological order by time of the report. The Crime log will list the nature of the crime; the date of the crime reported; date & time the crime occurred; a general location; and a disposition of the crime if known. All personally identifiable information is absent from the report and the campus is not alerted when the “Daily Crime Log” is updated — it is only available at the Mines Police Department, located at 1922 Jones Road. The most recent 60-day period is open to the public, free of charge, during normal business hours. Any portion older than 60-days may not be available immediately. It is currently not available electronically.

Speak Up At Mines

There are multiple mechanisms to provide reports (see “For Employees” and “For Students” pages), Mines also provides a means to make any report anonymously, should you not feel comfortable with other channels. A report can be made through our third-party provider by visiting the Speak Up website.

Campus Security Authority Reporting Information

Campus Security Authority (CSA) is a Clery term that encompasses groups of individuals and organizations associated with an institution.  Campus Security Authorities are defined as any individual who has significant contact with students or responsibility for student and campus activities including but not limited to housing, disciplinary action, or judicial proceedings. Any faculty or staff member who is an advisor to any student organization is automatically a Campus Security Authority. Any faculty or staff member who has a participatory role in the disciplinary process of a student is automatically a Campus Security Authority. The purpose of a CSA is that the Department of Education recognizes that not everyone wants to report crimes to campus or local law enforcement. They tend to feel more comfortable confiding in their Club Advisor, Coach, Counselor or their Dean, or the Human Resource Services Office, among others. Individuals who meet the criteria for being a CSA:

  • Dean of Students
  • Student housing or student extracurricular activities staff
  • Director of Athletics and team coaches
  • Employees/Staff who monitor access, e.g., Recreation Center staff
  • Faculty advisor to a student group
  • Coordinator of Greek Life
  • Public Safety/Police Department

If you are designated as a CSA, or want more information on a CSA, please review the Campus Security Authority Website.

CSA Reporting Form

The More You Know

Did you know?

  • One in 5 women and one in 16 men are sexually assaulted while in college. [1]
  • More than 90% of sexual assault victims on college campuses do not report the assault. [1]
  • September is National Campus Safety Awareness Month: In 2008, Congress formally expressed their unanimous support for the Clery Center’s partnership with colleges and universities across the country by dedicating each September to the awareness of campus safety issues. National Campus Safety Month is an initiative started through a partnership between students and the Clery Center in 2005.

State of Colorado Registered Sex Offenders

The Mines Police Department is required to notify the University community about where public information regarding registered sex offenders can be obtained (Megan’s Law). A current listing of sex offenders is available at the Colorado Bureau of Investigation website.

What is the Clery Act?

Following the murder of Jeanne Clery (pictured above) in 1986 in her residence hall, the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act or Clery Act was signed. This act, introduced in 1990, requires all institutions of higher education that receive federal funding to provide an annual report of campus crimes. In order to create an open dialog and a transparency to crimes on campus, this report must be made available to the public. The policy details what crimes are included in the report, the responsibilities of each institution, and ensures a level of consumer protection. To read the full act from the Federal Register click the button below:

“The best education in the world is useless if a student doesn’t survive with a healthy mind and body.”

Connie and Howard Clery

Campus Safety Advocates & Resources

Mines Police Department
McNeil Hall
1400 Maple Street Golden, CO 80401
FAX: 303-384-2214

Administrative office hours:

Monday – Friday
8 a.m. – noon and 1 – 4 p.m.

After hours:

On-duty Mines Police Officer can be reached by calling 303-273-3333, option 5, or by calling the City of Golden Police Dispatch at 303-384-8045 or 9-1-1

Chief of Police / Director: Dustin Olson

Commander: Dave Cillessen

Sergeant: Patrick Bahl

Office Manager: Candy Olivarri

For more information, visit the Mines PD Website.

Title IX Coordinator: Carole Goddard

Clery Compliance Officer: Kristin Moulton