Clery Act Information

The Clery Act

The Clery Act is the result of a young College Student by the name of Jeanne Clery found murdered inside her Lehigh University dorm room.  This tragedy was a result of lack of reporting and under reporting crimes that happened at the University that Clery attended by campus police and security personnel.  As a result Jeanne Clery’s parents, Connie and Howard Clery, committed themselves to create enduring change on University sites mandating the published reports of crimes. In 1990, Congress approved the Crime Awareness and Campus Security Act, which was later renamed in Jeanne’s memory, the Jeanne Clery Act, which took effect in 1991. Click here learn more about the Jeanne Clery Act.  The link provides access to the Clery Handbook.

Clery Act Notification for Prospective/Current Students & Employees

The Methodist University Annual Security Report includes statistics for the previous three years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus, in certain off-campus buildings owned or controlled by the University, and on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus. This report also includes institutional policies concerning campus security, alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, the reporting of crimes, timely warning of crimes, sexual violence and policies relating to personal safety at Methodist University. The Methodist University Annual Security and Fire Report includes MU’s fire reporting statistics and policies. This link is available to the entire Methodist University community and for public viewing for potential students and employees as well.

For hard copies of this publication, please contact/visit: Methodist University Public Safety Department at the Campus Services Building located at 5400 Ramsey Street Fayetteville, NC 28311. ATTN: Lt. Janet L. Bird at (910) 630-7554 or

Campus Law Enforcement & Security

Methodist University Law Enforcement Officers have full powers of arrest under the State of North Carolina general statues they are sworn to uphold.  The Law Enforcement Jurisdiction is exclusive to property owned and controlled by Methodist University. All Methodist University sworn law enforcement officers are continuously trained throughout the year with mandated in-service training required by the North Carolina Training and Standards division in Raleigh NC.  They are additionally trained above the state mandated level of training as needs arise as incidents continue to happen around the world.

Methodist University Unarmed Security Officers have the authority to enforce school rules only.  The security officers are required to attend a mandated 16 hr. block of instruction which meets the North Carolina State certification requirements.  Each security officer receives additional training above the state mandated level that is exclusive to the issues that concern Methodist University.

In addition to notification of crimes to campus law enforcement and/or security, below is a list of Campus Security Authorities that you can also reach out to and contact in order to report Clery reportable crimes.

Campus Security Authority (CSA’s) for Clery Reportable Crimes

  • President of the University, Dr. Stanley T. Wearden
  • Provost, Dr. Suzanne Blum Malley
  • Vice President for Student Affairs, Dr. William Walker
  • Senior Associate Dean of Students, Dr. Todd Harris
  • Director of Human Resources, Mrs. Debra Yeatts
  • Director of Housing and Residence Life, Mrs. Barbara Morgan
  • Assistant Director of Housing and Residence Life, Mrs. Jananne “Nan” Fiebig
  • Title IX Coordinator, Mrs. Debra Yeatts
  • Residential Coordinators
  • Resident Assistants
  • Faculty Members
  • Staff Members

Clery Reportable Crimes

  • Murder
  • Rape
  • Fondling
  • Incest
  • Statutory Rape
  • Robbery
  • Aggravated Assault
  • Burglary
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
  • Manslaughter
  • Arson
  • Domestic Violence
  • Dating Violence
  • Stalking
  • Liquor Law Violations
  • Drug Abuse Violations
  • Weapons Possessions

The Clery Act requires all Universities to:

  • Have in place primary and ongoing prevention and awareness programs and campaigns for students and employees concerning:
  • Disclose the previous mentioned topics in our policies and procedures in the annual security report.
  • Provide the primary education programs as part of the orientation process for new students and employees whenever they start.
  • Ongoing campaigns should be visible throughout the year.

The Jeanne Clery Act requires that colleges and universities:

  • Keep a public crime log publish an annual security report that includes crime statistics and security policies.
  • Provide emergency notification to students and campus employees about an immediate threat to students and campus employees.
    • MUPAWS
    • E-Mail
    • Social Media
    • Fire Alarm
  • Provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about certain crimes that should enable people to protect themselves
  • Ensure certain basic rights for victims of sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence, and stalking.
    • Annual training for all University staff
    • New student and returning student awareness training
    • On-going seminar training and access to the most updated information.

Additional Services

Emergency Call Boxes: There are a total of 22 emergency call boxes located throughout the campus (view the map). The emergency call boxes are identified by distinctive blue signs. Call boxes located outside also have a blue light displayed above them. Each emergency call box has two call buttons. Press the BLACK button for non-emergency assistance. Press the RED button for emergency assistance only. Officers will respond to you immediately. Click here to view the location of each call box.

Silent Witness Program: The Silent Witness program provides yet another option to anonymously provide information about a crime. Simply click on the link for the Silent Witness, fill out the form and click submit. You have access to this link, 24 hrs a day, 7 days a week.

Methodist University Crime Stoppers provides monetary rewards for information resulting in the identification or arrest of persons who commit crimes on campus. Calls to Crime Stoppers are completely anonymous – you will never be asked to disclose your name!  Call (910) 630-7287 for the Crime Stoppers Hotline, you have access to this link, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Campus Services Building, Public Safety Main Office (910) 630-7149 (Monday – Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm)

This number may be used to contact the Public Safety Business Office, the Director/Chief of Police, the three Lieutenants (of Police Services, Security Services, and Safety and Support Services) and the Office Manager during regular business hours. Please use this number for information regarding

You may also ask to be connected to the Police Services Section to obtain a copy of a police report or to speak with a Police Officer concerning an investigation. The Police Office may also be reached directly by dialing (910) 630-7661 for these services.

Welcome Center (910) 630-7098 for routine assistance (24 Hours)

This number reaches the Welcome Center, which is staffed at all times. Non-emergency information and assistance may be obtained from the Welcome Center. Community members and guests may request an on-campus security escort at any time. To avoid delays, resident students who are expecting visitors should pre-register their guest(s) at the Welcome Center. (Refer to Student Handbook for Visitation Policies)

Emergency Assistance (910) 630-7557 Emergency line (24 Hours)