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Campus Safety and Security (CSS) Survey
The U.S. Department of Education is committed to assisting schools in providing a safe environment for students to learn and staff to work and to keeping parents and students well informed about campus safety and security. Data collected in this survey will be published by the Office of Postsecondary Education on the Campus Safety and Security Statistics website located at The survey was authorized by Congress with the 1998 amendment to the Higher Education Act of 1965 (HEA) to help potential college students and their parents research criminal offenses on college campuses. It was reauthorized by the 2008 Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA), Public Law 110-315, in accordance with paragraphs 668.46 and 668.49 of the Federal Register/Vol. 74, No. 208/Thursday, October 29, 2009/Rules and Regulations. HEOA also authorized the collection of fire statistics to help potential college students and their families research fires in on-campus student housing facilities. Click here to view our Privacy Statement.

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This is a mandatory data collection.
Institutional Burden
According to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, no persons are required to respond to a collection of information unless it displays a valid OMB control number. The OMB control numbers for this information collection are 1845-0022 and 1845-0097. The time required to complete this information collection is estimated to average 20 minutes per response, including the time to review instructions, search existing data resources, gather the data needed and complete and review the information collected.