RWU’s 2021 Clery Report


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RWU released their Annual Fire & Safety Report, in accordance with the Clery Act.

Luke Brennan, Managing Editor

Content Warning: This article contains information regarding crimes committed on campus.


RWU’s annual Clery Report was released via email by Vice President of Student Life John King on Oct. 1, and the results are mixed.


RWU releases a Clery Report every year due to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, which is a mandate enforced by the U.S. Department of Education that requires universities who participate in the financial aid program to disclose crime statistics on campus and the surrounding communities. 


The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report showed that fires in residential facilities have remained at zero for the past three years.


The Crime Statistics Report has varying results. It should be noted that these are only offenses that have been reported by hierarchy, not necessarily all the offenses that have taken place.


The amount of reported rapes has gone down considerably in the last year, going from seven to one from 2019 to 2020. The same can be said for reported burglaries, motor vehicle theft, liquor law arrests and weapons law violations, with each dropping to zero in 2020. Reports of murder/non-negligent manslaughter, manslaughter by negligence, incest, statuatory rape, robbery, aggrevated assault and weapons law arrests have remaind at zero for the past three years.


Reports of fondling have increased from two to three in the last year, and reports of drug law arrests and drug law violations have each increased from one to two.


Reports of liquor law violations increased from 251 to 310, adding 59 more violations in one year.


Offenses not reported by hierarchy were also mixed. While arson and domestic violence remained at zero, dating violence went down by one and stalking went up from zero to four in the last year.


The following are resources to report an incident in the community:


  •  Bristol Police Department: (401) 253-6900 (24/7)
  • Day One Sexual Assault and Trauma Resource Center: (401) 421-4100 


RWU Title IX Coordinator

Dr. Jen Stanley, Title IX Coordinator and Associate Dean | Contact: [email protected] or (401) 254-3123

Health Services: (401) 254-3156 | Hours: Mon.-Fri. 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Counseling Center: (401) 254-3124 | Hours: Mon.-Fri. 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

Public Safety: (401) 254-3333 (24/7)