Crime Awareness & Public Safety

CCA complies with all aspects of the Crime Awareness and Public Safety Act of 1990 and Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) of 2013.

College public safety policies, incident reporting procedures, and the drug-free campus policy are described in full in this handbook.

Please also see Public Safety in the Residential Life section for additional policy and resource information that pertains to on-campus housing.

Sex Offenders

In accordance with the Campus Sex Crimes Prevention Act of 2000, which amends the Jacob Wetterling Crimes Against Children and Sexually Violent Offender Registration Act, the Jeanne Clery Act and the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, California College of the Arts provides a link to the California State Sex Offender Registry.

All sex offenders are required to register in the State of California and to provide notice of each institution of higher education in California at which the person is employed, carries a vocation, or is a student.

Under California Penal Code 290 (the Sex Offender Registration Act), all sex offenders are required to register with local law enforcement if they live, work, or attend school in California. Those enrolled (part-time or full-time, degree-seeking or not) in or employed (part-time or full-time, paid or unpaid) at any California college or university must also register and update information with the campus police.

Since CCA’s Public Safety office does not operate as a full-fledged law enforcement agency, sex offenders must register with the agencies that patrol the areas in which our campuses are located.

In addition, by college policy, current or potential students must deliver written notice of their status as a sex offender to the college’s vice president for student affairs no later than three (3) business days prior to their enrollment on the college or within five (5) days if their status changes while a student at CCA; they must provide regular updates of moves, name changes, etc., as they do to local law enforcement.

Current and potential employees, volunteers, and contractors must report this information to the associate vice president of human resources. Such notification may be disseminated by the college to, and for the safety and well being of, the CCA community, and may be considered by the college for enrollment, employment, and discipline purposes.

Failure to register may result in criminal action by law enforcement and enrollment/employment change or disciplinary action at CCA.

Sexual Assaults and Sexual Misconduct

In accordance with the Crime Awareness and Public Safety Act of 1990 and Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) of 2013 CCA frequently reviews our policies and procedures relating to sexual misconduct.

Please refer to the Policy Prohibiting Sexual Misconduct for further important information.

Crime Reports: Oakland & San Francisco Campuses

You may view a year-by-year comparison of crime statistics for either campus (three years back up to the previous year), one of two ways. CCA prepares this report to comply with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act.

The report is prepared in cooperation with local law enforcement agencies surrounding both our campuses and our alternate sites, the Division of Student Affairs, the Business Office and the Residential Life Department. Each entity provides updated information on their educational efforts and programs to comply with the Act.

To view the crime statistics: 

Visit U.S. Dept. of Education: Campus Safety & Security (the easiest way if you wish to compare colleges)

Note: The Crime Statistics are provided to the U.S. Department of Education during the month of October for the prior year ending December 31.

Visit CCA Annual Fire Safety & Security Report for the full text of the report for California College of the Arts.

CCA also maintains a Daily Crime Log (for the current year of incidents that occur within our reporting area).