What is the Clery Act?
Signed into law in 1990, the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus
Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act) is a federal law that requires colleges and universities to
disclose certain timely and annual information about campus crime and security policies. All
post-secondary public and private institutions participating in federal student aid programs
must adhere to these regulations. The Clery Act was championed by Howard & Connie Clery
after their daughter Jeanne was murdered at Lehigh University in 1986.
History of Jeanne Clery Act
In April 1986, Jeanne Clery’s life ended tragically when another student raped and murdered her in her residence hall room. Alarmed at the lack of transparency around crime and violence on college campuses, Jeanne’s parents, Connie and Howard, committed themselves to create enduring change.
What is the University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS) obligated to do?
To ensure compliance with the Clery Act, UCCS PD must meet obligations in the following
three broad categories: (1) policy disclosure; (2) records collection and retention; and (3)