Public Safety Compliance

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Annual Safety Reports

F&M is in compliance with the Pennsylvania College and University Security Act of 1988. This act governs the responsibility of Pennsylvania institutions of higher education to report crime statistics and rates and to provide descriptions of security policies and procedures to applicants, matriculated students and employees.

One of our highest priorities is providing a safe environment for the entire campus community. The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act requires us and all institutional officials with significant responsibility for campus and student affairs to publicly disclose campus crime statistics. By October 1 each year, this publication is developed and is intended to make you aware of the safety and security policies that have been instituted at Franklin & Marshall College to provide a safe academic environment.

Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention Program Report

The Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act of 1989 and The Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988, require that an institution of higher education that receives Federal funding, such as Franklin & Marshall College, certify to the Secretary of Education that it has adopted and implemented a drug and alcohol abuse prevention program (DAAPP) to prevent the unlawful possession, use, or distribution of illicit drugs and alcohol by all students and employees on school premises or as part of any of its activities. This information is contained in the following Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevent Program Report and provided annually to all students and employees. 

Megan’s Law

Pennsylvania’s Megan’s Law, 42 Pa.C.S. 9799.1, requires the State Police to create and maintain a registry of persons who reside, work, carry on a vocation, or attend school in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and who have either been convicted of, entered a plea of guilty to, or adjudicated delinquent of certain sexual offenses in Pennsylvania or another jurisdiction.  Additionally, the Pennsylvania State Police is required to make certain information on registered sex offenders available to the public. View the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania information site regarding sexual offenders .

Title IX

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 prohibits sex-based discrimination in any school or any other education program that receives funding from the federal government. F&M’s Title IX office works to ensure the College’s compliance with this fundamental law and fosters a living, learning and working environment free of discrimination and harassment.

Learn more about how Title IX is instituted at F&M

Suzanne’s Law

Suzanne’s Law is a federal law concerning missing persons signed into law as part of the national Amber Alert. It provides that there shall be no waiting period before a law enforcement agency initiates an investigation of a missing person under the age of twenty one and reports the missing person to the National Crime Information Center of the Department of Justice (NCIC) . To do so, it amends Section 3701 (a) of the Crime Control Act of 1990. It requires local authorities to notify the National Crime Information Center immediately if someone between the ages of 18 and 21 goes missing. 

Suzanne’s Law is named after Suzanne Lyall, a student at State University of New York at Albany, who has been missing since 1998.  F&M Public Safety Department complies with this law and will immediately report such missing persons to the NCIC.

See F&M’s missing student policy