JAMESTOWN, N.D. — The University of Jamestown is facing $210,000 in fines for allegedly violating federal law relating to annual security reports.
The Clery Act requires colleges and universities that receive federal funding to disseminate an annual security report to employees and students. It must include information on campus crime and efforts to improve campus safety.
KQDJ radio reports that the federal Education Department has notified the university of violations dating to 2010.
The school said many of the department’s findings were “procedural or clerical in nature.” University spokeswoman Tena Lawrence says the safety of students is of the utmost importance to the school. The university has until Oct. 20 to decide if it will appeal the fine.
Information from: KQDJ, http://www.newsdakota.com/kqdj-1400am/