Crime Statistics

In an effort to provide members of the campus community with information about campus crime and crime-related problems, Sterling College reports crimes using the definitions as described in the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Uniform Crime Reporting program. Additionally, officials of the College with significant responsibility for students and campus activities are required by federal law to notify the Department of Public Safety of crimes that are defined under the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act.

  • Criminal Offenses—Criminal Homicide, including: a) Murder and Non-negligent Manslaughter, and b) Negligent Manslaughter; Sex Offenses including: a) Forcible, and b) Non-forcible; Robbery; Aggravated Assault; Burglary; Motor Vehicle Theft; and Arson.
  • Hate Crimes—Any of the above-mentioned offenses, and any incidents of Larceny-Theft, Simple Assault, Intimidation, or Destruction/Damage/Vandalism of Property that were motivated by bias; and
  • Arrests and Referrals for Disciplinary Action for Weapons—Carrying, Possessing, etc., Drug Abuse Violations and Liquor Law Violations.

The Dean of Community and Risk Management Committee review all crimes for manifest evidence that the victim was intentionally selected because of the victim’s actual or perceived race, religion, sexual orientation, gender, gender presentation, ethnicity, or disability. Any student, faculty member or employee who is the victim of a bias-motivated incident or hate crime is encouraged to file a report immediately. The College takes all reports seriously and will thoroughly investigate every incident and work with local law enforcement agencies whenever necessary.

The following statistics are provided in accordance with Title II of the Federal Student Right to Know and Campus Security Act. The listed criminal offenses were reported to the Dean of Community, the President of the College, and local police.

Clery Act and VAWA Reporting, 2015

6/14-6/15 6/13-6/14 6/12-6/13 6/11-6/12 6/10-6/11 6/09-6/10 6/08-6/09 6/07-6/08
Murder 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Burglary 0 1 3 3 1 0 0 0
Motor vehicle theft 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Liquor law violation 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Drug abuse violation 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Weapons possession 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Rape 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Sexual harassment 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Other sex offenses (sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Hate crimes 0 0 0 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Domestic violence 0 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Dating violence 0 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Stalking 0 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A



Title IX Coordinators:

To report a crime or any suspicious activity or person seen loitering uninvited on campus, notify a Community Advisor, staff or faculty on-site, or:

Favor Ellis, Dean of Community

Dial 911 in an emergency.