Campus Security Authority
The Clery Act: Working Together to Create Safer Campuses.
The Clery Act is a federal law that requires colleges and universities to disclose annual information about campus crime. Each year the university files a report of campus crime statistics with the United States Department of Education.
The Clery statistics include crimes reported directly to Campus Safety Department, local law enforcement agencies, and “campus security authorities.” As stated above, “campus security authorities” are defined by the Clery Act as university officials who have “significant responsibility for student and campus activities, including, but not limited to, student housing, student discipline, and campus judicial proceedings.” Professional mental health and religious counselors are exempt from reporting requirements.
- If someone tells you about a crime or an incident that might be a crime, you must report it to your institution's designated office or an official responsible for collecting Clery report information.
- Share the information as related by the person.
- When in doubt, report.
- Tell the person who disclosed the crime to you that you must share the information
- Help connect the person to available options and resources within the institution
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