Clery Geography Definitions

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Clery Geography can be confusing and is very important when it comes to reporting and collecting statistics. This information is intended to be a resource when filing a report. If you have specific questions please contact Sgt. Chad Beights, Clery Compliance Coordinator, at 618-453-3771 or chadb@dps.siu.edu. Clery statistics are reported in four categories as listed below. Campus buildings have been listed below as they fall into these categories. 

On-Campus Property
Any building or property owned or controlled by the campus within the same reasonably contiguous geographic area and used by the campus in direct support of, or in a manner related to, the campus’ educational purposes, including residence halls; and any building or property that is within or reasonably contiguous campus that is owned by the campus but controlled by another person, is frequently used by students, and supports campus purposes (e.g., a food or retail vendor).

On-Campus Student Housing
Any student housing facility that is owned or controlled by the institution, or is located on property that is owned or controlled by the institution, and is within the reasonably contiguous geographic area that makes up the campus is considered an on-campus student housing facility. This definition includes the following types of housing:
  • Undergraduate, graduate and married student housing.
  • Single family houses that are used for student housing.
  • Summer school student housing.
  • Buildings that are used for student housing but also have faculty, staff or other individuals living there. 

Public Property
All public property, including thoroughfares, streets, sidewalks, and parking facilities, that is within the campus or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus.

Noncampus Property
Any building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the campus, or any building or property owned or controlled by the campus that is used in direct support of, or in relation to, the campus’ educational purposes, is frequently used by students, and is not within the same reasonably contiguous geographic area of the campus.