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Jeanne Clery Act


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The Jeanne Clery Act is a consumer protection law passed in 1990. The Clery Act requires 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 campus. This information is made publicly accessible through the university's annual security report.


Under the Clery Act, institutions must provide survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking with options such as changes to academic, transportation, or living, or working situations, and assistance in notifying local law enforcement, if the student or employee chooses to do so. It also provides both parties in a campus disciplinary process certain rights.


Colleges and universities must outline specific policies and procedures within their annual security reports, including those related to disseminating timely warnings and emergency notifications, options for survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking, and campus crime reporting processes.


The crime statistics reported in compliance with the Clery Act are obtained from reports to the ULM Police Department, local law enforcement agencies, and Campus Security Authorities (CSAs.) Reports made to CSAs may also provide the basis for the issuance of Timely Warnings or emergency notifications.

The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (the "Clery Act"), found at 20 U.S.C. 1092(f), imposes reporting obligations on certain institutions of higher education with respect to certain crime statistics, arrests, and campus disciplinary actions. Campus Security Authorities (CSA) is defined by the Clery Act.

Requirements of the Clery Act include policy disclosures, records collection and retention (e.g. daily crime log), and information dissemination (e.g. timely warnings, annual security report).