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 from all HCC campuses and properties 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. It also contains 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.
For a paper copy of the combined Annual Security and Fire Safety Report, stop by the HCC Public Safety Office at 1602 N. 15th St., Room 331, Tampa, Florida 33605, or call 813.253.7911 to request a mailed copy.
Crime statistics for all HCC campuses and public property surrounding them are available at the following Law Enforcement Agencies websites:
The City of Tampa Police Department
- Collaboration Studio
- 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 Campus
Hawk Alert Text Messaging System
HCC offers a free text messaging service for students, faculty and staff to receive notifications about college alerts, emergencies and closings. Voice alerts may be used in certain circumstances.
In the event of a confirmed emergency involving an imminent threat on any HCC 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 HCC’s mass notification system. This includes HCC email, Emergency BlueLight loudspeakers (controlled by the Office of Information Technology) Hawk Alert notifications (which consists of voice and text messages), 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.
HCC issues timely warnings to each campus community about Clery-related crimes that are reported to its Department of Public Safety or local law enforcement agencies posing an ongoing threat to the HCC community.
Information on registered sex offenders may be obtained from the Florida Department of Law Enforcement.
Crime and Fire Log
The Department of Public Safety maintains a log of reported criminal incidents and fires that occur on HCC 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.