Jeanne Clery Act

Originally known as the Campus Security Act, the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (20 USC § 1092(f)) is the landmark federal law that requires colleges and universities across the United States to disclose information about crime on and around their campuses. The law is tied to an institution's participation in federal student financial aid programs and it applies to most institutions of higher education both public and private. The Clery Act is enforced by the United States Department of Education.

Annual Security and Fire Safety Report (ASR)
The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report contains information regarding campus security and personal safety including topics such as:  crime prevention, fire safety, college public safety authority, crime reporting policies, disciplinary procedures and other matters of importance related to security and safety on campus.  They also contain information on crime statistics for the previous three calendar years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus; in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by HCC; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campuses.  This report contains information on statistics for all HCC campuses and properties.

Hillsborough Community College is committed to assisting all members of the HCC community in providing for their own safety and security.  If you would like to receive a paper copy of the combined Annual Security and Fire Safety Report which contains this information, you can stop by the Hillsborough Community College Public Safety Office at 1602 N. 15th St., Room 331, Tampa, Florida, 33605 or you can call the Department of Public Safety at 813.253.7911 and request that a copy be mailed to you.

A full Annual Report including the statistics can be accessed at the following link:

• 2018 Annual Security and Fire Safety Report 

Crime statistics for all public property surrounding the campuses; including thoroughfares, streets, sidewalks, and parking facilities, that are within the campuses, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campuses, can be obtained by accessing the following Law Enforcement Agencies websites:

The City of Tampa Police Department 
• Collaboration Studios
• Dale Mabry Campus
• Ybor City Campus
• Ybor City Training Center
• Dr. Gwendolyn W. Stephenson/District Administrative Center

Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office 
• Brandon Campus
• Cockroach Bay Environmental Site
• English Creek Environmental Site
• The Regent
• SouthShore Campus
• Ybor City Training Center

Plant City Police Department 
• Plant City Campus

Hawk Alert Text Messaging System
Hillsborough Community College offers a text messaging service to students, faculty and staff.  There is no cost to sign up. College Alerts, Emergencies and Closings: The College will notify you via text messages and e-mails of alerts (sent as needed).  Voice messages will be used in extreme emergencies as determined by HCC. 

Emergency Notification
In the event of a confirmed emergency involving an imminent threat on any College property, a Supervisor in the Department of Public Safety will immediately notify the Director of Marketing and Public Relations, who shall immediately implement the appropriate components of the College’s mass notification system.  The mass notification system includes HCC email, Emergency BlueLight loud speakers (controlled by the Office of Information Technology) a Hawk Alert notification (which consists of voice and text message), HCC Social Media, Blackboard Connect, HawkNet, and/or posting of messages on billboards and on the HCC website.

The message will notify the affected campus community of the emergency in an effort to mitigate the effects of the emergency.  The content of the notification will be determined by a Public Safety Supervisor, a member of the Emergency Management Team or the Director of Marketing and Public Relations.  These messages are transmitted only during emergencies and are an additional real-time avenue of communication.

Emergency messages will be issued without delay unless in the judgment of the Public Safety Supervisor, it will compromise the efforts to assist victims or to contain, respond to, or otherwise mitigate an emergency.  Emergency notifications often address health and safety emergencies and may be limited to the population believed to be affected by the emergency.  Possible emergency situations include, but are not limited to, severe weather such as hurricane or tornado, a fire or chemical spill on or near campus, bomb threats on campus, or shooters or terrorist attacks on campus.

Time Warnings
Hillsborough Community College issues Timely Warnings to the campus community on Clery related crimes that are reported to its Department of Public Safety or local Law Enforcement Agencies posing an ongoing threat to the College Community.

Sex Offenders
Information on registered sex offenders may be obtained from the Florida Department of Law Enforcement.

Crime & Fire Log
The Department of Public Safety maintains a log of reported criminal incidents and fires that occur on college-owned properties.  An individual may obtain a copy of this log by contacting the Department of Public Safety at 1602 N. 15th St., Tampa, FL, 33605.