In order to comply with the Jeanne Clery Act (see Clery Center, a non-profit organization “dedicated to the prevention of criminal violence at colleges and universities nationwide through educational, awareness, and policy initiatives”), institutions of higher education “must prepare an annual security report that contains, at a minimum, the following information:
(1) The crime statistics described in paragraph (c) of this section.
(2) A statement of current campus policies regarding procedures for students and others to report criminal actions or other emergencies ocurring on campus. This statement must include the institution’s policies concerning its response to these reports, including –
(i) Policies for making timely warning reports to members of the campus community regarding the occurrence of crimes described in paragraph (c)(1) of this section;
(ii) Policies for preparing the annual disclosure of crime statistics; and
(iii) A list of the titles of each person or organization to whom students and employees should report the criminal offenses described in paragraph (c)(1) of this section for the purpose of making timely warning reports and the annual statistical disclosure.
This statement must also disclose whether the institution has any policies or procedures that allow victims or witnesses to report crimes on a voluntary, confidential basis [i.e. Ethics Hotline] for inclusion in the annual disclosure of crime statistics, and, if so, a description of those policies and procedures.
MYECCHO provides a hotline with a comprehensive case management system that is affordable, quick to setup, and has an easy to use interface for students and administrators. Further, your ethics hotline is customized so it links to, for example, emergency and suicide helplines.