Safety and Security – Cleary Act

The Jeanne Clery Act (summary)

  • Schools must publish an annual report disclosing campus security policies and three years worth of selected crimes statistics.
  • Schools must make timely warnings to the campus community about crimes that pose an ongoing threat to students and employees.
  • Each institution with a police or security department must have a public crime log.
  • The U.S. Department of Education centrally collects and disseminates the crime statistics.
  • Campus sexual assault victims are assured of certain basic rights.
  • Schools that fail to comply can be fined by the Department of Education.


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