The “Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act“ (Clery Act), 20 USC § 1092(f), is a federal law that requires institutions of higher education in the United States to disclose campus security information including crime statistics for the campus and surrounding areas. Disclosures about crime statistics and summaries of security policies are made once a year in an Annual Security Report (ASR), and information about specific crimes and emergencies is made publicly available on an ongoing basis throughout the year.
The Clery Act requires all institutions to collect crime reports for a variety of individuals and organizations that Clery considers to be Campus Security Authorities.
Who is a Campus Security Authority?
An official of an institution who has significant responsibility for student and campus activities, including, but not limited to, student housing, student discipline and campus judicial proceedings. An official is defined by the Clery Act as any person who has the authority and the duty to take action or respond to particular issues on behalf of the institution.
A campus police department or a campus security department of an institution.
Any individual or individuals who have responsibility for campus security but who do not constitute a campus police department or a campus police department or a campus security department (e.g., an individual who is responsible for monitoring the entrance into institutional property).
Any individual or organization specified in an institution's statement of campus security policy as an individual or organization to which students and employees should report criminal offenses.
What is my responsibility as a CSA?
- Encourage crime victims and witnesses to report crimes to UAPD
- Provide resource information to the individual for help and support
- Tell the persons you must report the incident as a statistic and will not identify them in the report
- Complete the CSA Clery Crime Reporting Form within 24 hours of receiving the information.
The requirements of the Clery Act require significant coordination and organization among campus officials and administrators. Our goal is to provide a safe and secure environment for our campus community. If you have any questions regarding your reporting obligations or need assistance filling out required forms, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.