The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (the Clery Act) is a federal consumer protection law that requires institutions of higher education participating in the federal student financial aid program to disclose information about certain crime on campus, on buildings/property owned or controlled by the university, and on publicly owned property within or immediately adjacent to the campus.
Clery Act Requirements
- Collect, classify, and count Clery Act crime reports and statistics
- Issue campus alerts- Timely Warnings and Emergency Notifications
- Timely warnings alert the campus community of Clery Act Crimes that pose a serious or continuing threat to the campus community.
- Emergency Notifications inform the campus community upon confirmation of a significant emergency or dangerous situation occurring on the campus that involves an immediate threat to the health or safety of students or employees.
- Publish an Annual Security Report containing Clery Act crime statistics and safety and security related policy statements and inform all current and prospective students and employees of its availability.
- Disclose policy and procedures for institutional disciplinary action in cases of dating violence, domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking in the Annual Security Report.
- Disclose fire safety information related to on-campus student housing facilities, which includes a fire log that is open to public inspection, publish an annual fire safety report containing policy statements as well as fire statistics associated with each on-campus housing facility.
- Disclose missing student notification procedures that pertain to students residing in on-campus student housing
- Submit Clery Act crime statistics (and fire statistics related to on-campus student housing facilities) to the U.S. Department of Education each fall through web-based data collection.
- Maintain a Daily Crime Log of reported criminal incidents that is open to public inspections.
- Provide educational programs and campaigns to promote the awareness of dating violence, domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking.
- The U.S. Department of Education created The Handbook for Campus Safety and Security Reporting as a reference guide for higher education institutions to follow in meeting the campus safety and security requirements of the amended Higher Education Act of 1965.
- For more information on how the Clery Act is helping to make campus communities safer, please visit the Clery Center.