Clery Act Annual Report Information
The Campus Safety Office prepares this annual report to comply with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act, in accordance with Department of Education Federal Regulations: Title 34, Part 668, Section 668.46 (Institutional security policies and crime statistics.)
This annual report is prepared in cooperation with the local law enforcement agencies surrounding our main campus, Residence Life, the Student Development Office, and the Dean of Student Life. Each entity provides updated information on their educational efforts and programs to comply with the Act.
(May be printed out and mailed or sent via e-mail attachment to all new students, or staff members.)
The Reauthorized Violence Against Women
and Campus Sexual Violence Elimination (Campus SaVE) Act
Recently, President Obama signed a bill that strengthened and reauthorized the Violence Against Women Act. Included in the bill was the Campus Sexual Violence Elimination Act (Campus SaVE), which amends the Jeanne Clery Act and affords additional rights to campus victims of sexual violence, dating violence, domestic violence, and stalking.
As a result of the new requirements, which will take effect in 2014, institutions must:
- compile statistics of incidents of sexual violence, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking that occur within the Clery geography and are reported to campus security authorities
- include within its Annual Security Report a statement of policy regarding prevention education, the institution's response to reports of sex offenses, dating violence, domestic violence, and stalking, and a victim's rights on campus
Clery Act annual crime reporting requirements
The "Clery Act" is named in memory of 19 year old university freshman Jeanne Ann Clery (pictured right) who was raped and murdered while asleep in her residence hall room at Lehigh University on April 5, 1986. Jeanne's parents, Connie and Howard, discovered that students hadn't been told about 38 violent crimes on their daughter's campus in the three years before her murder.
The Clerys joined with other campus crime victims and persuaded Congress to enact this law, which was originally known as the "Crime Awareness and Campus Security Act of 1990." The law was amended in 1992 to add a requirement that schools afford the victims of campus sexual assault certain basic rights, and was amended again in 1998 to expand the reporting requirements. The 1998 amendments also formally named the law in memory of Jeanne Clery. Subsequent amendments in 2000 and 2008 added provisions dealing with registered sex offender notification and campus emergency response, respectively. The 2008 amendments also added a provision to protect crime victims, "whistleblowers", and others from retaliation.