The Clery Act requires institutions of higher learning to prepare, publish, and distribute a report concerning campus crime statistics and security policies on an annual basis. This report complies with the provisions as codified in 1.) United States Code, Title 20, Section 1092 (f) and amended in 1992 and 1998 as part of the Higher Education Act of 1965.

Copies of the report may be obtained, in person, from the Department of Campus Safety and Security, 500 Galliher Drive, Fairmont, WV 26554.

Crime Statistics

The statistics include reported statistics from the following sources:

  • Pierpont Department of Campus Safety and Security
  • Fairmont State University Department of Public Safety
  • Reports from local, and state police agencies
  • Institutional officials with responsibility for campus and student activities (Vice Presidents, Deans, Directors, and Department Heads.)
  • 2020 – 2022 Crime Statistics

Shared Campus with Fairmont State University

As of June 30, 2021, Pierpont Community & Technical College ceased to share the 1201 Locust Avenue Campus with Fairmont State University.

With this change, Pierpont’s main campus moved to 500 Galliher Drive in Fairmont, WV, and added two branch campuses: the Gaston Caperton Center (Clarksburg Campus) at 501 West Main Street, Clarksburg, WV, and the National Aerospace Education Center at 1050 Industrial Road East in Bridgeport, WV.

Therefore, crime statistics for 2022 include Pierpont’s 500 Galliher Drive Campus in Fairmont, WV, the Clarksburg Campus in Clarksburg, WV, and the National Aerospace Education Center in Bridgeport, WV, and no longer includes crime statistics for Pierpont’s previously shared campus at 1201 Locust Avenue, Fairmont, WV.

In addition to this change, Pierpont ceased having campus student housing in 2022. Campus student housing was exclusively associated with the previously shared campus at 1201 Locust Avenue, Fairmont, WV.

Reportable Crimes

  • Murder
  • Sex offenses (forcible or non-forcible)
  • Aggravated assault
  • Robbery
  • Burglary
  • Motor vehicle theft
  • Manslaughter
  • Arson
  • Hate crimes
  • Arrest of persons required for campus disciplinary action for liquor law violations, drug-related violations, and weapons possession.

Policy Statements

  • Regarding Monitoring and recording through local police agencies of criminal activity at off-campus sites.
  • Regarding possession and use and sale of alcoholic beverages and enforcement of State underage drinking laws.
  • Regarding possession, use, and sale of illegal drugs and enforcement of Federal and State drug laws.
  • Indicating where law enforcement agency information concerning registered sex offenders may be obtained. West Virginia sex offender information is available at the West Virginia State Police Sex Offender Registry online.