The Clery Act

The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act or Clery Act, signed in 1990, is a federal statute codified at 20 U.S.C. § 1092(f), with implementing regulations in the U.S. Code of Federal Regulations at 34 C.F.R. 668.46.

The Clery Act requires all colleges and universities that participate in federal financial aid programs to keep and disclose information about crime on and near their respective campuses. Compliance is monitored by the United States Department of Education, which can impose civil penalties, up to $35,000 per violation, against institutions for each infraction and can suspend institutions from participating in federal student financial aid programs.

The law is named after Jeanne Clery, a 19-year-old Lehigh University student who was raped and murdered in her campus hall of residence in 1986. Her murder triggered a backlash against unreported crime on campuses across the country. (From Wikipedia)

UConn and the Clery Act

Clery Handbook

Nationally 1/3 of rape to college students occur on campus and 2/3 occur off campus*.  For crime statistic reporting under the Clery Act, location is critical.

Crimes occurring in off campus houses – even if both perpetrator and victim are UConn students – need NOT be included in the Annual Crime Statistics Report. Locations are broken down into 4 categories:

  1. ON-Campus: always reportable
  2. NON-Campus: sometimes reportable
  3. PUBLIC: sometimes reportable
  4. OFF-Campus: not reportable