Jeanne Clery Campus Security Act
Campus Security Act Overview
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Jeanne Clery, a 19-year-old Lehigh University freshman, was assaulted and murdered in her dorm room in April 1986. The Jeanne Clery Act was enacted in the belief that crime awareness can prevent campus victimization. The law requires colleges and universities receiving federal funding to prepare, publish, and distribute, by October 1 of each year, campus security policies and crime statistics. These campus security policies and crime statistics must be distributed through appropriate publications or mailings, to all current students and employees, and made available to any applicant for enrollment or employment upon request. The annual Clery Act Campus Security Report may be found here.
What this means is the University of California, Santa Cruz must publish a Campus Security Report each year that contains a number of policies related to campus security as well as crime statistics from the University of California, Santa Cruz Police Department, local law enforcement, and from "Campus Security Authorities." The Jeanne Clery Act defines a Campus Security Authority (CSA) as: a campus police department, individuals with campus security responsibility, individuals designated by the campus, and officials with significant responsibility for student and campus activities. For detailed descriptions please see the CSA definitions below.
It is important that the identified CSAs comply with the Jeanne Clery Act reporting requirements. Each Clery Act compliance violation or misrepresentation could result in $27,500 fines and the Department of Education could suspend any or all federal financial aid for the University.
All CSAs are responsible for collecting and reporting certain crimes that are reported to them by students and employees. The UC Santa Cruz Police Department will be collecting this information on an annual basis and a statistical report must be forwarded by each CSA (or designated CSA liaisons for large departments) to the University Police Department. This web site has been prepared to assist UC Santa Cruz CSAs in complying with the Clery Act reporting requirements. The Police Department will be responsible for compiling the statistics. For more information please call (831) 459-2231 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Campus Security Act Definitions
Terms as defined by the Jeanne Clery Act.
Campus Security Authorities
Crime Class Definitions
Campus Security Authority Training Sessions
A Powerpoint presentation to help Campus Security Authorities understand the Clery Act, why they have been designated as a CSA, and what is required of them as CSAs. To assist you in better understanding the requirements, definitions and procedures involved with compliance to the Clery Act, the UC Santa Cruz Police Department will meet with CSAs to hold training sessions. Please contact Elisabet Hiatt at (831) 459-2231 or email@example.com to schedule training.
You can also download the Clery Act Campus Security Authority Powerpoint Presentation (Microsoft PowerPoint, 4.03MB)