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Clery Act

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The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act is the landmark federal law, originally known as the Campus Security Act that requires colleges and universities across the United States to disclose information about crime on and around their campuses. Because the law is tied to participation in federal student financial aid programs, it applies to most public and private institutions of higher education. It is enforced by the U.S. Department of Education. According to this law:

  • Schools must publish an annual report disclosing campus security policies and three years’ worth of selected crime 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 victims are assured of certain basic rights; and
  • Schools that fail to comply can be fined by the Department of Education.

The Campus Safety & Security Department will provide upon request all campus crime statistics as reported to the United States Department of Education.  All reportable crime statistics can be found and printed from the Department of Education web site located here @

Clarkson University Capital Region Campus will, without delay, and taking into account the safety of the CUCRC community, determine the content of an emergency notification and initiate the notification system, unless issuing a notification will compromise efforts to assist a victim or the effort to contain, respond to, or otherwise mitigate the emergency.