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The Jeanne Clery Act, a consumer protection law passed in 1990, requires all colleges and universities who receive federal funding to share information about crime on campus and their efforts to improve campus safety as well as inform the public of crime in or around campus. This information is made publicly accessible through the university's annual security report.

 

The Clery Act requires colleges and universities to:

  • Publish an annual security report by October 1, containing safety and security related policy statements and crime statistics and distribute it to all current students and employees. Schools also must inform prospective students and employees about the availability of the report.

  • Publish an annual fire safety report by October 1, containing policy statements as well as fire statistics associated with each on-campus student housing facility, including the number of fires, cause of fires, injuries, deaths and property damage. Schools must inform prospective students and employees about the availability of the report.

  • Collect, classify and count crime reports and crime statistics and submit statistics to the Department of Education.
  • Issue campus alerts that provide the campus community with information necessary to make informed decisions about their health and safety. Timely warnings are issued for any Clery Act crime that represents an ongoing threat to the safety of students or employees. Emergency notifications are issued upon the confirmation of a significant emergency or dangerous situation involving an immediate threat to the health or safety of students or employees occurring on the campus
  • Institutions with a police or security department are required keep a daily crime log of alleged criminal incidents that is open to public inspection.

  • Institutions with on-campus student housing facilities are required to keep a daily fire log that records all fires occurring in on-campus housing facilities.

  • Institutions must provide educational programs and campaigns that promote the awareness of dating violence, domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking. All incoming students and new employees must be provided primary prevention and awareness programs and ongoing prevention and awareness campaigns must be provided for students and employees.

  •  Procedures are required for institutional disciplinary action in cases of dating violence, domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking.
     
  • Disclose missing student notification procedures that pertain to students residing in on campus housingwhich will aid in determining if a student is missing and in notifying law enforcement personnel. 

 

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