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Campus Safety Analysis

In reviewing information related to a report of sexual misconduct, the University of South Dakota determines if interim measures are warranted to stop, prevent, and remedy the effects of any alleged misconduct and evaluates, with campus partners, whether there is a broader threat to campus safety.

In conducting this assessment, the information reported (including the name of the alleged respondent(s), location of the incident, and the nature of the incident itself) will be reviewed to determine if there is a reported pattern of behavior; to determine if information has been reported to other officials and whether the report includes individuals who have been respondents in any previous disciplinary process; and evaluates whether the incident as reported itself could constitute a campus safety threat.

Any Clery Act crime that occurred on or within Clery Act locations must be reviewed for timely security alerts. Decisions regarding whether to issue a timely security alert are made on a case-by-case basis, taking into account the nature and location of the crime, and whether there is a continuing threat to the campus community.