Campus Safety

Clery Act/Crime Statistics

In accordance with the Federal Student Right-To-Know and Campus Security/Clery Act (S.580) of 1990 as amended in 1998, each institution of higher education is required to annually prepare a Uniform Campus Crime Report (UCR) consistent with FBI's Uniform Crime Reporting System. The report reflects the crime statistics on the property of the institution for the proceeding calendar year. The statistical crime categories to be reported are listed below, along with the number of incidents that occurred on Castleton's campus in the given year.

The following statistics and more information on campus safety are available as a PDF.

Reported Offenses 2011 2012 2013
1. Murder 0 0 0
2. Manslaughter 0 0 0
3. Arson 0 0 0
4. Sex Offenses      
Forcible 4 5 3
Non-Forcible 0 0 0
5. Robbery 0 0 0
6. Assault 2 1 1
7. Burglary 10 13 7
8. Motor Vehicle Theft 0 2 0
9. Alcohol Violation 122 221 143
10. Drug Violation 29 46 86
11. Weapons Possession 1 1 2

There were no reported hate crimes in 2011 and 2012.  In 2013 there was one report of simple assault occurring off campus on public property adjacent to the College for sexual orientation.

Beginning in 1998, new reporting requirements mandated the inclusion of reportable campus disciplinary actions involving alcohol/drugs plus campus alcohol/drug arrests by police authorities.

Fire Safety Awareness

Observing the Fire Code is a given at Castleton. Not only does our Facilities Staff conduct routine inspections, our Public Safety Office does also. This check-and-balance system ensures that our fire alarms, sprinklers, smoke detectors, horns, and strobes are operating properly.

Fire drills are conducted the first week of classes of the fall, spring, and summer semesters; and after the October Break. If we observe a problem with a residence hall not following proper evacuation procedures, we conduct - after passing the information to the students through the Resident Life Staff - an additional drill or drills until the students evacuate properly.

Any time a fire alarm activates, a report is generated addressing the date, time, building, cause, who responded, and any equipment failures or malfunctions. This pertains to drills, tests, as well as false activations.

Please be aware that tampering with any fire equipment is not only hazardous to the occupants of a building but a federal offense as well.