Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (Clery)
What Is The Clery Act?
In 1990, Congress enacted the Crime Awareness and Campus Security Act (Title II of Public Law 101-542), which amended the Higher Education Act of 1965 (HEA). This act required all postsecondary institutions participating in Title IV student financial aid programs to disclose campus crime statistics and security information. This act was amended in 1992, 1998, and 2000. The 1998 amendments renamed the law the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act. In memory of a student who was slain in her dorm room in 1986.
What Does This Mean?
The Clery Act requires all higher education institutions to give timely warnings of crimes that represent a threat to the safety of students or employees and to make public their campus security policies. It also requires that crime data are to be collected, reported, and disseminated to the campus community and are also submitted to ED. This act is intended to provide students and their families, as higher education consumers, with accurate, complete, and timely information about safety on campus so that they can make informed decisions.
What Lee University Is obligated to Do?
To be in compliance with Clery Act regulations, Lee University has several obligations. These fall into three main categories:
- Policy disclosure
- Records collection and retention
- Information dissemination
All Crime Statistics associated with Clery can be found under the Crime Statistics tab.