The Clery Act



In April 1986,  Jeanne Clery’s life tragically ended when another student raped and murdered her in her campus residence hall room. Alarmed at the lack of transparency around crime and violence on college campuses, Jeanne Clery's parents, committed themselves to creating a legacy of enduring change. In 1990, Congress approved the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act).

Requirements & Resources


The Clery Act requires that colleges and universities:

  • Collect, classify, count crime reports and/or statistics from Campus Security Authorities (CSAs) and law enforcement agencies
  • Identify and maintain an accurate list of Clery geography
  • Issue campus alerts (Emergency Notifications and Timely Warnings)
  • Publish a Daily Crime Log of incidents
  • Publish Annual Security and Fire Safety Report
  • Submit aggregate crime statistics to the Department of Education

The U.S. Department of Education enforces the Clery Act and is responsible for collecting and disseminating crime statistics from colleges and universities each year.




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