Clery Compliance

The federal “Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act of 1998”, commonly referred to as the “Clery Act”, requires colleges and universities, both public and private, participating in federal financial aid programs to disclose campus safety information, and imposes certain requirements for handling incidents of sexual violence and emergency situations.

The Clery Act requires colleges and universities to collect and report annual crime statistics that reflect reports of specific crimes that occur on and adjacent to, a university campus and certain properties associated with the campus.  This statistical compilation must be broken down by the types of crimes and campus disciplinary referrals, and must indicate if a specified crime is a hate crime.  Campuses must also provide a geographic breakdown of the crime statistics reported according to the following defined geographic areas: “on campus” (including further breakdown of the number of crimes that occurred in campus student residential facilities), “in or on a non-campus building or property,” and “on public property.”