Margaret E. Martin serves as the Clery Act Coordinator for Tulane University. As the Clery Act Coordinator, Margaret is the designated official with responsibility for coordinating the University's compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act and other federal and state laws such as the Violence Against Women Act and Title IX. Margaret is an alumna of Tulane University where she earned both her Juris Doctorate and Bachelor of Arts. Prior to returning to campus in 2021, Margaret worked as a federal and state prosecutor in Louisiana.
Margaret E. Martin, JD - Clery Act Coordinator
Phone: 504.988.9898 | E: firstname.lastname@example.org
6823 Saint Charles Ave., 113 Diboll Complex, New Orleans, LA 70118
At Tulane, all faculty, staff, and employees are considered Campus Security Authorities (CSAs). The Clery Act mandates that all Campus Security Authorities (CSAs) receive training annually on their reporting obligations Each year, CSAs will receive notification of their role as a CSA, training, and a request for crimes reported to them. Trainings are provided in-person and online depending on the needs of the department.
Only crimes that occur on Clery Geography are included in the Annual Security Report. Clery Geography is comprised of:
Campus Property: Any building or property owned or controlled by Tulane that is within the reasonably contiguous geographic area of the University, including private food or retail vendors. Examples include:
Public Property: All public property including throughfares, streets, sidewalks, and parking facilities that is within the Tulane University campus, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus. This includes the sidewalk, street, and opposite sidewalk immediately adjacent to Tualne Property. Examples inlcude:
Non-Campus Property: Any building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by Tulane University, or any University owned or controlled property that is used for educational purposes, frequented by students and not reasonably contiguous to the main campus. Examples include:
The University is obligated under the Clery Act, to identify and train Campus Security Authorities (CSAs). CSAs are required to report any Clery qualifying crimes that they become aware of to the Tulane University Police Department for inclusion in the annual disclosure and daily crime log. It is Tulane's institutional policy that all faculy, staff and employees are designated as CSAs. The following 4 categories of employees are statutorily mandated as CSAs:
If there is an immediate risk to life, safety or property, please call 911. CSAs may report a non-emergency incident by calling the Tulane University Police Department at 504.865.5381 or, by using the Tulane University Campus Reporting Form.
No. Crimes are counted when they are reported regardless of investigation or prosecution.
Not necessarily. Although we strongly encourage vicitms of any crime to seek assistance from law enforcement whenever possible, a report from a CSA will not necessarily result in a police investigation. There are many reasons why a report might not result in law enforcement action. For example, in many cases the Tulane University Police Department cannot initiate an investigation without victim assistance. As another example, if a report is about an incident that occurred outside of TUPD jurisdiction, the matter would be referred to the appropriate authority (New Orleans Police Department, Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office, etc.).
Emergency Notifications are used to notify the campus community when a significant emergency or dangerous situation involving an immediate threat to the health or safety of students, faculty, staff or visitors is ocurring on or near any of our campuses. However if in the professional judgment of responsible authorities, issuing an emergency notification would compromise efforts to assist a victim or to contain, respond to or otherwise mitiegate the emergency, the notification may be delayed. In those cases an emergency notification will be issued immediately once the potentially compromising situation has been addressed.
Timely Warning or 'Crime Alerts' are used to notify the campus community of any Clery Act crime that poses a serious or continuing threat to the campus community, except in those cases where issuing the crime alert would compromise law enforcement's efforts to address the crime. These warnings will be sent as soon as the information is available to enable the community to make informed decisions regarding their personal safety.
All available information, both public and confidential, will be taken into consideration when determining if a serious or continuing threat exists. Those cosiderations include, but are not limited to:
TUPD may not necessarily issue a crime alert for every Clery Act criminal incident that is reported since that specific incident may not pose a continuing threat to the community.
The United States Department of Education (ED) is tasked with enforcing the Clery Act and may level fines and other civil penalties such as restriction from participating in federal student aid programs.