The Clery Act is a consumer protection law that aims to provide transparency around campus crime policy and statistics. Schools should inform students, parents, potential students, employees and potential employees of the crimes that are occurring on and around campus.
About the Clery Act
What is the Clery Act?
The Clery Act is a federal statute codified at 20 U.S.C. § 1092 (f). As a public institution, the Clery Act enforces disclosure of campus crime statistics and security information.
We must publish an annual report each year by October 1. Statistics are gathered from campus police, security, local law enforcement and other university officials.
Clery Act requirements
The Clery Act requires colleges and universities to:
- Publish an Annual Security Report (ASR) by October 1, documenting three calendar years of select campus crime statistics, policies and procedures, and information on the rights guaranteed victims of sexual assault.
- Maintain a daily crime log with the nature, date, time and general location of each crime.
- Disclose crime statistics for incidents that occur on campus, public areas adjacent to or running through campus and certain non-campus facilities.
- Issue timely warnings about Clery Act crimes which pose a serious or ongoing threat to students and employees.
- Devise an emergency response, notification and testing policy.
- Compile and report fire data to the federal government and publish an annual fire safety report.
- Enact policies and procedures to handle reports of missing students.
- Prevention programming that aim to stop sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence and stalking.
What crimes are reportable under the Clery Act?
The Clery Act covers a wide scope of reportable crimes and geography. Access the reportable crime definitions and locations.