• Jeanne Clery Act

    The law is named for Jeanne Clery, a 19-year-old Lehigh University freshman who was raped and murdered in her campus residence hall in 1986. Jeanne's parents, Connie and Howard, discovered that students hadn't been told about 38 violent crimes on the Lehigh campus in the three years before her murder. They joined with other campus crime victims and persuaded Congress to enact a series of laws in 1990, which were originally known as the "Student Right-to-Know and Campus Security Act" and "Crime Awareness and Campus Security Act".

    In 1998 "The Crime Awareness and Campus Security Act" was renamed the "The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act" in memory of Jeanne Clery.

    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.

    Link to the Annual Campus Safety Report

    Link to the Daily Crime Log

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