Clery Act

Clery Act

Clery Act Overview

The Jeanne Clery Act, is a consumer protection law, requiring 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 university facilities. This information is made publicly accessible through the University's website, Daily Crime and Fire Logs and the Annual Security and Fire Safety Report.
 
The Clery Act was named in memory of a student, Jeanne Clery, who was murdered and raped in her dorm room at Lehigh University in 1986. Her attacker was also a student at the University whom Jeanne did not know prior to the attack. Her parents championed laws requiring the disclosure of campus crime information, and the federal law that now bears their daughter's name was enacted in 1990.
 
The Act is intended to provide current and future students, their families and staff, as higher education consumers, with accurate, complete and timely information about safety on campus, so they can make informed decisions. The issue of campus safety is a vital concern, which drives this nationwide law. In essence, the law requires colleges and universities to collect report and disseminate crime information to the campus community with the goal of maintaining a safe environment for students to learn, faculty to teach and staff and administrators to work by increasing the awareness of crimes committed on campus.
 

Keys to the Clery Act

Providing “Information on Campus Safety,” “Support for Victims” and “Policies and Procedures”
 
“It is in your interest!” This is because our effectiveness in maintaining a safe campus environment depends on you. The Department of Public Safety, Clery Compliance Office can assist you with any questions you may have : 856-256-4562 or
cleryact@rowan.edu