Timely Warning Notices (Safety Alerts)
USU provides “timely warning notices” to students, staff and faculty through Code Blue when there is a threat from a dangerous situation or significant emergency so you can take precautions.
The federal Clery Act – a consumer protection law that aims to provide transparency around campus crime policy and statistics – requires universities to send out a timely warning notice as soon as possible for specific crimes that:
- are reported to the campus police,
- occur on campus property and
- might pose a serious or continuing threat to students and employees
Crimes covered by the Clery Act and requiring a timely warning notice include, but are not limited to:
- murder/non-negligent manslaughter
- sex offenses
- aggravated assault
- major incidents of arson
USU will work to send a timely warning as soon as possible, and sometimes this may be before all the facts surrounding a criminal incident have been collected or verified.
USU Police decides if or when a crime alert should be sent on a case-by-case basis.