Chatham University

Crime Statistics & Prevention

Crime Statistics

The Chatham University Public Safety Department prepares this annual Crime Report to comply with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act. This report contains policies, procedures, and crime-related statistical information.

The full text of this report is published and available for download on this site. Printed copies are available at the Public Safety Department in the Rea Garage or by request to the Assistant Director, Public Safety & Transportation.

Download the 2017 Annual Security & Fire Safety Report

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Chatham University's Public Safety Department receives statistical reports from the Pittsburgh and Gibsonia/Richland Township Police Departments for crimes in or near the campus boundaries. Police statistics are combined with information from Chatham's Public Safety Department, the Office of Student Affairs and other designated campus officials (including, but not limited, to residence life staff, advisors to students and student organizations, and athletic coaches) to provide the total record of reported crimes, arrests and disciplinary referrals within a calendar year.

The Clery Act requires colleges and universities to:

  • Publish an annual report every year by October 1 that contains three years of campus crime statistics and certain campus security policy statements;
  • Disclose crime statistics for the campus, public areas immediately adjacent to or running through the campus, and certain non-campus facilities. The statistics must be gathered from campus or police security, local law enforcement, and other University officials who have "significant responsibility for student and campus activities";
  • Provide "emergency warning" notices of those crimes that have occurred and post an ongoing "threat to students and employees"; and
  • Disclose in a public crime log "any crime that occurred on campus or within the patrol jurisdiction of the campus police or the campus security department and is reported to the campus police or security department."

Crime Prevention

Your safety and security is extremely important to us at Chatham University. The following information is provided to share with you our commitment to the safety and security of the University.

Sexual Harrassment, Assault, Rape Prevention (SHARPS) Programs:
The Public Safety Department has certified SHARPS instructors and offers SHARPS training free of charge to community members.

Crime Prevention Programs:
The Public Safety Department has certified crime prevention officers. We provide training, distribute information, and provide other crime prevention services to community members.

For information on SHARPS or other crime prevention programs, contact the Chief of Police, (412) 365-1231.