Clery Crime & Fire Safety Report
These reports are prepared in accordance with the Jeanne Clery Campus Safety and Security Act. This report is prepared in cooperation with the local law enforcement agencies surrounding our main campus and noncampus property sites, as well as administrative offices on campus.
Check the Department of Education campus safety website to look up and compare crime data from any college or university in the country. If you have any questions about anything contained in this report, please contact the Smith College Department of Campus Safety. For a printed copy, please contact the appropriate office at the phone numbers listed on this website.
Daily Crime & Fire Logs
The department maintains a Clery Crime Log and a Fire Log, updated within two business days of the department receiving a crime report, to keep the college community informed about campus crime. These logs are maintained in compliance with the Clery Act, which mandates that the college publish information about reported crimes within the campus safety department’s patrol jurisdiction and on the college’s properties that are on-campus, noncampus and public, as defined by the act. The fire log also includes fires reported within campus houses.
This online electronic log is maintained for 60 days and may also be inspected in the campus safety office Monday–Friday, 8:30 a.m.–4 p.m. To inspect logs older than 60 days, please allow two business days. The college may temporarily withhold information in some cases if there is clear and convincing evidence that the release of information would:
- jeopardize an ongoing investigation
- jeopardize the safety of an individual
- cause a suspect to flee or evade detection
- result in the destruction of evidence
Information will be disclosed once the adverse effect is no longer likely to occur.