The safety and wellbeing of all members of our community is of great concern to Garrett- Evangelical Theological Seminary (“Seminary”). The Seminary is dedicated to maintaining a safe and secure environment for learning and working.

Each year, in compliance with federal laws and regulations—including the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, as amended by the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), (collectively referred to as the “Clery Act”) and the Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA)—the Seminary must complete and share its Annual Security and Fire Safety Report (“Report”). This report contains statistics for the past three years of crimes reported in certain locations on or near campus as specified by the Clery Act. This Report also contains some of Garrett-Evangelical’s policies relating to safety and security, including sexual misconduct, alcohol and drugs, and fire prevention practices and systems, as well as fire-related statistics.

While we are happy to report that the Seminary is an infrequent location for many crimes, the Seminary wants students, faculty, and staff to be aware of any crimes on campus and the area surrounding campus. We encourage all members of the Seminary community to use this document as a guide for safe practices both on and off campus.

The Seminary uses incidents reported via the methods noted in “Reporting Crimes and Other Emergencies” (a section in the report) combined with information from the Evanston Police Department and the Northwestern University Police to compile the information provided in the Seminary’s Annual Security and Fire Safety Report. This report is posted on the Seminary’s website typically by October 1 of each year; however, in 2020 all higher education institutions were granted an extension to December 31 due to COVID-19. We notify all students, staff, and faculty of the report via email. You can obtain this report easily by accessing it here in the “Campus Safety” section of myGETS or by visiting our public website:

All current or prospective faculty, staff, and students can obtain a paper copy of this Annual Security and Fire Safety Report by emailing