Clery Act (Timely Warnings and Emergency Notifications)
The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistic Act, or Clery Act, and the College and Universities Security Information Act, or Pennsylvania Act 73 of 1988, requires the dissemination of campus crime statistics, the annual safety fire report and campus security policies to all students, faculty and staff. Pursuant to both acts, Bloomsburg University Police posts its crime statistics, the annual safety fire report and security policies.
Crime and fire statistics are updated every year and are posted for the prior three-year period. Hard copies of the Annual Security Report statements can be obtained at the following locations: University Police Office, Admissions Office, and Human Resources.
Emergency Numbers and InformationClery and Hate Crime Report Form
Campus Emergencies, Warnings and Notifications
At BU, we take safety seriously and we work across the university community to prepare by participating in emergency drills and other exercises. There are a number of things that are in place to support you as students, faculty, and staff in an open campus environment.
- BU Alert System - register your cell phone to receive the first alert should an incident occur. The alert message will tell you what is going on and advise on actions to be taken.
- We encourage everyone to take an active role in assuring personal safety and the safety of others. Please review the Run, Hide, Fight video.
- Review where exits and call boxes are located in buildings and on campus. Be aware of your surroundings in offices, classrooms, residence halls, and parking lots.
Call Box LocationsAED Locations
- If you see something, say something. If you have any concern, please contact University Police at x2211 for 24/7 support. University Police is a commissioned police force and is trained in prevention and response.
While there is no level of preparedness that can guarantee 100% safety, we are committed to the safety of our students, faculty, and staff.
A safe and secure environment is the responsibility of the entire campus community.
- Report all crimes and suspicious activity to police. Bloomsburg University Police can be reached at 570-389-2211.
- Walk in well-lit, heavily travelled areas when possible.
- Familiarize yourself with what it means to "shelter in place."
- If you are inside, stay where you are. However, if it is a weather event such as a tornado or high winds, move to the basement of the building- they usually provide the best protection.
- If you are outside, go to the nearest building and locate an open room.
- Try to shelter in an interior room away from windows.
- Shut and lock all windows, close all vents and turn off air conditioners and fans.
- If available, turn on a radio, television or computer to monitor local news or weather stations.
- Stay in place until given direction by emergency personnel.