AnnualSecurityReport

10 LEHIGH UNIVERSITY Pastoral counselors and licensed mental health professionals are not considered to be CSAs under the Clery Act. A pastoral counselor is defined as a person who is associated with a religious order or denomination, is recognized by that religious order or denomination as someone who provides confidential counseling, and, at the time of the crime report, is functioning within the scope of that recognition as a pastoral counselor. A licensed mental health professional is defined as a person whose official responsibilities include providing mental health counseling to members of the University community, and who is functioning within the scope of his or her license or certification at the time that the crime report is received. This definition also applies to professional counselors who are not employees of the University, but are under contract to provide counseling at the University. Lehigh does encourage its pastoral counselors and licensed mental health professionals, only if and when they deem it appropriate, to verbally inform persons whom they are counseling of the University’s procedures for reporting crimes on a voluntary, confidential basis for statistical inclusion in this Report. In this situation, and only with the permission of the victim, the licensed mental health professional can submit a report to the University Police, detailing the incident without revealing the identity of the victim. The purpose of this type of report is to respect an individual’s wish to keep personally identifying information confidential, while taking steps to ensure an accurate record of the number of incidents; determine where there is a pattern of crime with regard to a particular location, method or assailant; and alert the University community to potential danger. Reports filed in this manner may be counted and disclosed in the annual crime statistics for the institution, and may result in a timely warning or emergency notification. Confidential Crime Reporting Except for the referenced reports made to pastoral counselors and licensed professional counselors, all Campus Security Authorities are obligated to report all Clery Act offenses to the Lehigh University Police Department. It is also important for University CSAs to report statistical information, which may not include personal information. Confidential reports that provide sufficient detailed information for classification of the offense by law enforcement officials using FBI Uniform Crime Reporting Guidelines will be included in crime statistics. Crimes may be reported online at https:// police.lehigh.edu/content/report-crime. Timely Warnings Lehigh will issue Timely Warnings to the campus community for Clery-reportable crimes occurring on its Clery Act Geography, when such crimes are reported to Campus Security Authorities or to local police agencies and considered by the University to represent serious or continuing threats to students and employees. For definitions of Clery Act Offenses and Clery Act Geography, see the section of this report on the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics starting on page 34, with the definitions beginning on page 34. The Clery definitions can be found at: https:// police.lehigh.edu/content/clery-act-reportable-crimes. Whether an incident constitutes a serious or continuing threat to students and employees is a case-by-case determination that may take into account the following criteria: (1) a Clery-reportable crime is reported; (2) the perpetrator has not been apprehended; and (3) there is a substantial risk to the safety of other members of the campus community because of this crime. Lehigh University may issue Timely Warnings for the following: arson; aggravated assault; criminal homicide; domestic violence; dating violence; robbery; burglary; motor vehicle theft; sexual assault; hate crimes; and stalking. The University also may issue a Timely Warning for alcohol, drug, and weapon arrests or referrals that may cause a continuing threat to the campus community. Lehigh University will distribute Timely Warnings (https://police.lehigh.edu/content/clery-act-timely-warnings-and-emergency-notifications) to the entire campus community through a variety of methods, including, but not limited to: campus-wide emails, desktop notifications, classroom announcements, web postings, and social media. The University also has the ability to

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