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 an Annual Security Report (ASR) 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.

There were no reported hate crimes in 2012 or 2014. In 2013, there was one report of simple assault, based upon the victim’s actual or perceived sexual orientation, which occurred off campus on public property adjacent to the University.

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.

More information on campus fire safety is available as a PDF.