Institutions are required to assess crime reports and distribute a Timely Warning Notification for any Clery Act crime occurring within the institution’s Clery Geography that is considered to represent a serious or continuing threat to students and employees. While it is customary for institutions to issue Timely Warning Notices in cases involving stranger rape, it is considerably less common for institutions to issue notifications in cases of non-stranger rape.

This white paper draws on relevant Department of Education guidance, Final Program Review Determinations and informal interviews with campus police chiefs/public safety directors and urges campuses to revisit their approach to this important issue.

A condensed version of this Whitepaper appeared in a recent issue of Campus Safety Magazine. You can download the extended electronic version here.