Clery Act

Clery Compliance

Safety at Green River College campuses are a concern for all members of the community including students, faculty, staff, and visitors. The college mission can only be carried out in an environment where each person feels safe. Recognizing this Green River leadership has made safety a top priority.

In compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act of 1998, the college reports the mandated information about current campus policies concerning safety and security issues, and the required statistics.

Most current policies and geographies updated August 2016.

Update (Dec. 6, 2018): Clery Resolution / Message from the President

Dear Green River College Community, 

I write to you today to bring closure to the November 2015 on-site program review conducted by the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) to evaluate Green River’s compliance with the Clery Act and the Drug Free Schools and Communities Act. 

On October 3,, 2018 I wrote to you and shared that the college received notification that the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) intended to impose a fine against the College totaling $574,500 “based on the violations of statutory and regulatory requirements”. While we did not dispute the majority of the findings of the Campus Crime Program Review Report, we were concerned by the total amount and method of determining the fine, and notified the DOE that we intended to appeal the decision. 

I am pleased to report that following our appeal filing, the DOE notified the College it will be reducing the fine substantially for a total fine of $250,000.  This is a reduction of $324,500.  This significant reduction is a testament to the hard work from faculty and staff across campus to provide a safe and welcoming space for all who visit, work, and study on campus. This dedication and commitment has resulted in a better Green River College. 

As I indicated in my October 3rd Clery communication, College operations will not be impacted nor will there be any negative affects to students or staff in paying this fine.  We are moving forward and will continue to work to ensure that we have policies, procedures and resources in place to serve our students and community. 

If you would like to learn more about the Clery Act, review our FAQ and previous communications, or learn about the steps Green River has taken to improve the reporting of campus crime statistics, please visit our Clery Act page.



Suzanne M. Johnson, Ph.D.
President, Green River College
12401 SE 320th St. Auburn, WA 98092-3622
253-288-3340 (office)

Reporting & Geography

Annual Security and Fire Report

Clery Geography & Maps

Crime Data


Daily Logs

Daily Incident and Crime Logs are kept separately for each of the four Green River College campus locations. Since the Main Campus is the only one that has residential housing, it is the only log that also contains a fire log. If no log is listed, there have been no reports in the past 60 days.

Immigrant & Refugee Resources

For the latest news and updates regarding U.S. immigration policy, please visit the Holman Library's guide on Immigrant and Refugee Resources.

Contact Campus Safety

Emergency: 911

Non-Emergency: From any campus phone, dial 3350. All other phones 253-288-3350.

Safety Requests:

Director of Campus Safety & TransportationDerek Ronnfeldt

Alerts & Notifications

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Clery Review Updates

To view previous updates regarding Green River College's Clery Act review, please visit Clery Review Updates.

Clery Review FAQ

For a list of frequantly asked questions and answers, please visit our Clery Review FAQ page.