KNOXVILLE—Each year Johnson University is required by law to release an annual campus security and fire safety report in compliance with the Clery and Higher Education Acts.

This report includes campus security policies, safety and reporting procedures and Clery disclosure information, including crime and fire statistics from the last three calendar years.

The statistics covered in the report are categorized by general crimes, bias crimes, total arrests on campus property, disciplinary actions and unfounded crimes.

Within the three year period at JUTN, there has been a slight increase in liquor law violations. Legg said terms like “liquor law violations” are technical terms defined by the government.

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“This is not the same as the Johnson University handbook,” Dave Legg, dean of students, said. “What you’re looking at here are definitions that come from the Department of Education—They are defined in the Clery Act.

“The liquor law violation would be things that happen on our property that would violate state law. Typically what you’re looking at here on campus is underage drinking.”

No other crimes were reported on campus during the 2016-17 school year.

The annual security and fire safety compliance document is available on the University website under Clery Act and Campus Safety for the Tennessee campus.

In addition to the compliance document, there is a daily campus log that documents crime and fire reports. This campus log is available to the public at the receptionist desk in the Phillips-Welshimer building.

“We put a lot of time and effort into developing the [safety] policies,” Legg said.

He said that even if the federal government didn’t mandate reporting, he would still want to keep the campus community up to date. “The email that I sent, that’s a mandatory email the Department of Education mandates, but I would do that anyway because I think you need to know—safety and security is important,” he said.

Campus and security statistical data is also available through the U.S. Department of Education at Campus and Security Data Tool.

Legg noted that students and faculty can also refer to emergency procedure posters posted at various locations around campus.

Johnson residents are advised to sign up for the Nixle community information service to receive emergency notifications. Through this service, residents receive messages via mobile phone or email notifying them of campus emergency situations or system tests. Standard text messaging rates apply.

To register by phone – text JUTN to 888777 or register online by visiting Nixle.com Steps to register online are listed below.

  1. Go to Nixle.com
  2. Click the orange banner.
  3. Fill out your information and click “I accept, sign me up!”
  4. Enter 7900 Johnson Drive, Knoxville TN 37998 as your home address
  5. Skip referral/ complete optional and finish

Posted by Chastedy Johnson

Chastedy Johnson is a journalism student at Johnson University. She has some experience in linear, non-linear, and live video editing. She is from Memphis,TN. She has always found journalism to be an interesting field and hopes to have a positive impact on the media industry. She is currently the senior editor of the Royal Scribe. contact information: chastedy.johnson@johnsonu.edu

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