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The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act of 1998. Formally known as the Campus Security Act and commonly called the Clery Act, this Act requires higher education institutions to disclose information about crime on and around their campuses, and is enforced by the United States Department of Education.

The law amended in 1992 to add a requirement that schools afford the victims of campus sexual assault certain basic rights, amended again in 1998 to expand the reporting requirements and formally name the law in memory ofJeanne Clery , with subsequent amendments in 2000 and 2008 adding provisions dealing with registered sex offender notification and campus emergency response. The 2008 amendments also added a provision to protect crime victims, informers, and others from retaliation.

The Clery Act requires colleges and universities to publish an annual security report by October 1, which documents three calendar years of select campus crime statistics including security policies and procedures and information on the basic rights guaranteed to victims of sexual assault. The law requires schools make the report available to all current students and employees. Prospective students and employees must be notified of its existence and given a copy upon request in order to assist them in making an informed decision on whether to attend an institution. The Act further requires that institutions have a public crime log, disclose crime statistics that occur on campus, in unobstructed public areas immediately adjacent to or running through the campus and at certain non-campus facilities, in addition to issue timely warnings about Clery Act crimes that pose a serious or ongoing threat to students and employees. Institutions of higher learning are mandated to devise an emergency response notification and testing policy, compile and report fire data to the federal government and publish an annual fire safety report. The Clery Act also reserves mandates for institutions to enact policies and procedures to handle reports of missing students.

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The document below links to my information on the Jeanne Clery Act

The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act


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