|Submitted||Feb. 4, 2019|
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To Whom It May Concern:
Pursuant to the Nebraska Public Records Act, I hereby request the following records:
1. The total number of forcible sexual offenses that occurred on each of the 4 University of Nebraska campuses (i.e., Lincoln, Omaha, Kearney, and Medical Center) in each year from 1990-2000 inclusive. Also requested are: (1) the date of each offense, and (2) whether the offense occurred on-campus or off-campus. A forcible sexual offense is defined by the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Postsecondary Education as: "any sexual act directed against another person, forcibly and/or against that person’s will; or not forcibly or against the person’s will where the victim is incapable of giving consent" (https://www2.ed.gov/campus-crime/HTML/pdf/cs_forcible.pdf). The Office notes further: "Please count one offense per victim. In cases where several offenders commit a Forcible Sex Offense against one person, count one Forcible Sex Offense. Do not count the number of offenders."
2. The total number of nonforcible sexual offenses that occurred on each of the 4 University of Nebraska campuses in each year from 1990-2000 inclusive. Also requested are: (1) the date of each offense, and (2) whether the offense occurred on-campus or off-campus. A nonforcible sexual offense is defined by the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Postsecondary Education as "as unlawful, non-forcible sexual intercourse" (https://www2.ed.gov/campus-crime/HTML/pdf/cs_non-forcible.pdf).
The total number of forcible and of nonforcible sexual offenses is not available on the U.S. Campus Safety and Security website (https://ope.ed.gov/campussafety/#/), which covers only the years 2001-2016. However, this information should have been documented by the University of Nebraska System, as the Clery Act was passed in 1990.
The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.
In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.
Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 4 business days, as the statute requires.
I received a copy of the attached public records request. It is my understanding that the four University of Nebraska campuses also received this request and it is my assumption that all campuses have now responded to you. In the event you have not received a response from all campuses, the University has no records responsive to this request because the records are beyond the records retention period. Thank you.
Erin E. Busch
Director University Records/Associate General Counsel
University of Nebraska
Phone (402) 472-1232
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