What is the Clery Act?

Knowledge is Power.

  • The Clery Act is a Federal Law designed to ensure that people are properly informed about campus crimes.
  • The goal of the Clery Act is to ensure that students, prospective students, parents, and employees have access to accurate information about crimes committed on campus and campus security procedures.
  • What are the requirements of the Clery Act?

Institutions of higher education receiving federal financial aid must:

  • Report specific crime statistics and provide safety and security information to current and prospective members of the campus community.
  • Issue Timely Warnings and Emergency Notifications, and Publish Daily Fire and Crime Logs and submit an Annual Security Report, which details campus crime statistics and security policies, to the Department of Education.

What are the Clery Act Requirements?

The more information community members have, the safer they are. Information is shared immediately, daily, and annually.

  • Immediate
    • Timely Warnings
    • Emergency Notifications
  • Ongoing
    • Daily Crime Log – Available at the Security Office
  • Annual
    • Annual Security Report (ASR)

Campus Security Authorities

The Security Department offers and tracks training for Campus Security Authorities (CSAs).

  • Individuals in certain positions throughout campus are designated as Campus Security Authorities and they are required to promptly report crimes, as defined by Clery, of which they are aware so that the incidents can be included in campus crime reports in accordance with the Clery Act.
  • CSAs also help promote campus safety because timely reports allow campus security to issue alerts when others on campus may be in danger.