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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 in buildings/on 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.

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