Reporting an incident
Please print the form out and once completed, mail it to the campus safety office.
- Bias Incident Report Form
- Form for Reporting Criminal Offenses (.pdf)
- Title IX Reporting Form (Sexual Violence)
- Campus Security Authority (CSA) Reporting Form (.pdf)
Procedures for Reporting a Crime or Emergency
The Moravian College Police Department is staffed 24 hours a day, located at 119 W. Greenwich Street Bethlehem PA, 18018 and can be reached by phoning 610-861-1421. There are 68 emergency phones located throughout the campus on the exterior of buildings and in various parking lots. These phones are connected directly to Campus Police Headquarters that are activated by pushing a button. Elevators on campus are equipped with an emergency call button and audio communication capability that are connected directly to Campus Police. When dialing 911 from an external phone or cellphone the Bethlehem Police 911 Communication Center, Northampton County or the Lehigh County 911 Emergency Centers will be contacted, who will immediately communicate with Moravian College Police Department.
Individuals who wish to anonymously report suspicious activity, hate crime, or incident involving bias and remain anonymous when providing information, can do so by dialing the Anonymous Tip Line at 610-861-1539. This Tip Line is for information gathering purposes only and is not intended for use to report crimes in progress or emergency situations. It is not monitored 24 hours a day.
Reporting Sexual Assault
Reports of and/or questions regarding any unwanted sexual experience should be direct to the Advocates for Survivors of Sexual Assault at 484-764-9242. More information can be found at moravian.edu/takecare. The advocates are trained and available to provide 24 hour confidential assistance, including information regarding reporting and judicial options. Those interested in immediately pursuing judicial options and reporting a crime, should contact Campus Police at 610-861-1421.
Clery Reporting Requirements
In 1990, Congress passed the Campus Awareness and Campus Security Act. This legislation was followed by the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act in 1998.
Regulations associated with these acts require institutions such as Moravian College to report specific information about certain on-campus crimes that have been reported to local police agencies or to any official of the institution with significant responsibility for student and campus activities (Campus Security Authority).
The law defines “Campus Security Authority” as: “An official of an institution who has significant responsibility for student and campus activities, including, but not limited to, student housing, student discipline, and campus judicial proceedings.” An example would be a dean of students who oversees student housing, a student center, or student extra-curricular activities and has significant responsibility for student and campus activities. Similarly, a director of athletics, team coach, and faculty advisor to a student group also has significant responsibility for student and campus activities. A single teaching faculty member is unlikely to have significant responsibility for student and campus activities, except when serving as an advisor to a student group. Clerical staff, as well, is unlikely to have significant responsibility for student and campus activities.
The following College employees and students have a reporting obligation as a Campus Security Authority:
- The President
- All Members of President's Staff
- All Student Affairs Administrators
(Those associated with the Offices of Counseling, Religious Life, and the Health Center will seek to maintain confidentiality to the extent permitted by law, but are still required to complete the form maintaining the anonymity of the victim.)
- All Campus Police Officers
- All Coaches
- The Athletic Director
- All Faculty/Administration Advisors to Student Organizations
- All Student Members of the Residence Hall Staff
The following criminal offenses must be reported with incident details and the names of those known or alleged to be involved: murder/non-negligent manslaughter, negligent manslaughter, sex offenses (forcible and non-forcible), robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, motor vehicle theft, arson, domestic violence, dating violence, stalking, liquor law violations, drug abuse violations and weapons: carrying, possessing etc. Note: Sex Offenses may be described in such a way as to protect victims' anonymity (e.g., "Jane or John Doe").
The Campus Police are also required to report statistics for bias-related (hate) crimes for the following offenses: murder/non-negligent manslaughter, sex offenses (forcible and non-forcible), robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, motor vehicle theft, arson, larceny-theft, domestic violence, dating violence, stalking, vandalism, intimidation, simple assault, and damage/destruction/vandalism of property.
The Campus Police are required to disclose statistics for offenses that occur on campus, in or on non-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by our school, and public property within or immediately adjacent to our campus.
Members of the College community who do not have a reporting obligation are nonetheless encouraged to provide information to the Campus Police in an effort to make the campus as safe as possible.
There are a several ways to report crimes. The first and simplest means is to call Campus Police directly and immediately. A second option is to click on the following link: CSA Reporting Form and print and complete the form provided for the above categories of offenses, and send it to:
ATTN: Richard W. Blake
Chief of Police
Moravian College Police Department
119 W. Greenwich Street
Bethlehem, PA 18018