Clery Act Information

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Clery Act

What is the Clery Act? expanding section

In 1990, Congress enacted the Crime Awareness and Campus Security Act of 1990 which amended the Higher Education Act of 1965 to require all postsecondary institutions participating in student financial aid programs to disclose campus crime statistics and security information.  In 1998, Congress renamed the law the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act in memory of a student who was slain in her residence hall room in 1986.

What are Clery reportable crimes? expanding section

The Clery Act requires institutions who participate in Federal Financial Aid programs to disclose the following crime statistics annually:

Criminal Offenses

  • Murder and non-negligent manslaughter
  • Negligent manslaughter
  • Sexual Assault
    • Rape
    • Fondling
    • Incest
    • Statutory Rape
    • Robbery
    • Aggravated Assault
    • Burglary
    • Motor Vehicle Theft
    • Arson

Hate Crimes

  • Any of the above-mentioned offenses, and any following incidents that were motivated by bias:
    • Larceny-Theft
    • Simple Assault
    • Intimidation
    • Destruction/Damage/Vandalism of Property 

VAWA Offenses

  • Domestic Violence
  • Dating Violence
  • Stalking

Arrests and Referrals for Disciplinary Action

  • Weapons - carrying, possessing, etc. law violations
  • Drug Abuse violations
  • Liquor Law violations
Campus Security Authority (CSA) Training

The purpose of this training is to inform Campus Security Authorities (CSAs) of their responsibilities under the Clery Act to report crimes for which they become aware in a timely manner.  This training begins with a PowerPoint from UWL's Clery Compliance Committee.  Once viewed, CSAs are directed to take a short quiz to complete the course, found in the links below.

Estimated Length: 30 minutes total
PowerPoint - 15-20 minutes
Quiz - 5-10 minutes

Recurrence:  Annually for Campus Security Authorities (CSAs)

Audience:  Employees identified as Campus Security Authorities, and those with position responsibilities that fit into the definition of a Campus Security Authority.