The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act is a federal law that requires colleges and universities to disclose information about campus crime activity and security policies in an annual report.
The Clery Act also requires that campuses make “timely warnings” to campus community members about specific types of criminal activity when an ongoing threat to persons is believed to exist.
Information disseminated in accordance with Clery Act requirements serves to inform the personal safety and college selection decisions of current and prospective campus community members. All post-secondary public and private institutions participating in federal student aid programs must adhere to Clery regulations.
Clery Act 101:
- Collects crime reports from Campus Security Authorities (CSAs) and local law enforcement agencies with jurisdiction over Mason’s properties.
- Prepares and disseminates required campus safety-related information for public viewing, including:
- Maintains programs designed to inform students and employees about campus security procedures and practices and the prevention of crimes.
- Maintains educational programs and campaigns related to the prevention of sexual violence and drug and alcohol abuse.
- Offers confidential and non-confidential support resources for students and employees.