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The Clery Act

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What is the Clery Act

The Clery Act includes new regulations related to emergency response, emergency notification, timely warnings, missing student notification, fire safety reporting, and hate crime reporting.

Consequences of Not Meeting Clery Act Requirements

In 2016, a major institution was hit with a $2.4 million dollar fine for not meeting one of the requirements.

History of the Clery Act

The Clery Act had its origin in 1990 when the Crime Awareness and Campus Security Act of 1990 was established, amending the Higher Education Act of 1965. The Crime Awareness and Campus Security Act was created after a student named Jeanne Clery was raped and murdered in a residence hall at Lehigh University in 1986. The Act required higher education institutions that received federal funding to report crime statistics, notify the campus community of threats, and compile and distribute an annual campus security report to the campus community, prospective students, and employees. In 1998, the Act was further amended and renamed the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (the “Clery Act”) in her memory. In 2008, following the Virginia Tech shootings in 2007, the Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA) of 2008 reauthorized the Higher Education Act of 1965, and included the Clery Act requirements, which were amended based on lessons learned from the Virginia Tech incident. This amended version of the Clery Act includes new regulations related to emergency response, emergency notification, timely warnings, missing student notification, fire safety reporting, and hate crime reporting.

Clery Act Communication Requirements

Criterion

Timely Warning

Emergency Notification

What

Crimes that continue to pose a threat Any significant emergency or dangerous situation that poses an immediate threat to the health or safety of students or employees

Where

On-campus or non-campus (including “public property” that falls in your Clery Act Geography) On-campus only (including oncampus “public property” that falls in your Clery Act Geography)

Who

The entire campus community Can be tailored to the segment of the community that is threatened

When

Sent when enough information is available to adequately describe the threat Sent immediately upon confirmation of the threat

5 Steps to Clery Act Communication Requirement Compliance

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The Clery Act’s Emergency Communications Requirements: Five Steps to Compliance