The Jeanne Clery Act

The Jeanne Clery Act


Clery Center for Security on Campus

The Clery Act

The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, more commonly known as the Clery Act, requires colleges and universities to publish an annual report by October 1st of each year that contains the previous three years of campus crime and fire safety statistics along with certain policies pertaining to campus safety and security.

Campus Crime Date

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.

Support for Victims

Under the Act, institutions must provide survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking with options such as changes to academic, transportation, or living, or working situations, and assistance in notifying local law enforcement, if the student or employees choose to do so.  It also provides both parties in a campus disciplinary process certain rights.

Policies & Procedures

Colleges and universities must online specific policies and procedures within their annual security reports, including those related to disseminating timely warning and emergency notifications, options for survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking, and campus crime reporting processes.