2016 Annual Security Report and Fire Safety Report

DeSales University is committed to assisting all members of the DeSales community in providing for their own safety and security. The DeSales University 2016 Annual Security Report and the 2016 Annual Fire Report is now available on the DeSales website:


In addition to the above website, printed copies may be obtained by contacting the Office of University Police located in the Lawless Center (610.282.1100, ext. 1740) or the Safety Office located in the McShea Student Center (610.282.1100, ext. 1513).

The Annual Security Report includes statistics for the previous three calendar years – 2015, 2014, 2013 – on crimes reported to campus security authorities that occurred on campus, in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by DeSales University; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus. The statistics are prepared in accordance with the standards and guidelines used by the Federal Bureau of Investigation Uniform Crime Reporting Handbook and the Clery Act in accordance with state laws (The College and University Security Information Act/Act 73 of 1988) and federal law. The report also includes information on campus security and personal safety, including crime prevention, crime reporting policies, sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence, stalking, and other important matters. The Annual Security Report is published in compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy & Campus Crime Statistics Act and PA Act 73 of 1988.

The Annual Fire Report includes information about fire safety policies, on-campus housing fire safety systems, fire safety education programs, supervised fire drills, plans for future improvements in fire safety, and other important matters. Additionally, the report includes statistics for the previous three calendar years – 2015, 2014, 2013 – on fires reported in on-campus student housing that occurred on the campus of DeSales University. The Annual Fire Report is published in compliance with section 485(i) of the Higher Education Opportunity Act, otherwise known as the Campus Fire Safety Right-To-Know Act.

Enrolled students and current employees are entitled to request and receive a copy of these reports.

Questions may be directed to:

Police Chief Steven Marshall, 610.282.1100 ext. 1837,

Clery Coordinator Susan Anthony, 610.282.1100 ext. 1740,