(Crime Awareness and Campus Security Act of 1990)

Campus security and safety is an important factor of postsecondary education. The Crime Awareness and Campus Security Act of 1990 is a federal law that requires colleges and universities to disclose information about campus crime and security policies. Colleges and universities that are eligible to receive Title IV funding must publish an annual report by October 1. The report must contain three years of crime statistics in various categories:

Background Information about the Jeanne Clery Act

  • The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (commonly referred to as the “Clery Act”), named after a 19-year old freshman at Lehigh University;
  • Jeanne Clery was raped and murdered April 5, 1986 in her residence hall;
  • Perpetrator another student she did not know;
  • Death led to national awareness of campus crime Federal Jeanne Clery Act.

Jeanne Clery Act Colleges/universities must comply with  the following:

  • Annual Security Report;
  • Statements of policy;
  • Campus crime statistics;
  • Campus Sexual Assault Victim Bill of Rights
  • SaVE Act Statistics;
  • Ongoing Disclosures;
  • Emergency notifications;
  • Timely warnings;
  • Public Crime Log;

    The U.S Department of Education enforces the Clery Act.
last published: 8/30/16