The Clery Act

The Clery Act is a consumer protection law designed to keep campus community members, parents/guardians, and prospective community members informed on safety and security policies and procedures and crime statistic disclosure. Most importantly, the Clery Act is designed to ensure the health and safety of our community remains at the forefront of our minds. The requirements to meet the Department of Education's expectations of compliance are complex and require significant coordination among campus officials and local law enforcement agencies. 

Below you will find a brief description of the three primary compliance categories:

1. Policy and Procedure Statement Disclosure  

2. Collect, Classify, and Compile Crime and Incident Statistics

3. Information Dissemination 

Annual Security and Fire Safety Report (ASFSR)

Ithaca College publishes a joint report for the Annual Security Report and Annual Fire Safety Report. The combined report is titled the Annual Security and Fire Safety Report.

The ASFSR is where all points of Clery Act compliance intersect: policy statement disclosure, crime, incident and fire statistics disclosure, and information dissemination.  The report is made available to all community members on October 1st of each year electronically. You may obtain a hard copy of this report via phone or by walking into the Office of Public Safety located in the Public Safety and General Services building on Farm Pond Road.

The report contains over 100 policies and procedures related to campus safety, including but not limited to, information on Public Safety Alerts, emergency procedures, sexual misconduct procedures and Title IX investigations, information on alcohol and illicit drug use, and fire safety education. 

Additionally, the report includes statistics from the previous three years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus, in certain off-campus buildings and/or property owned or controlled by Ithaca College, and public property immediately adjacent to the campus. Statistics for fires reported in residential housing are recorded in a separate chart in the fire safety section of this report.  

Daily Crime and Fire Log

Public Safety maintains a daily crime and fire log listing all crimes and fires reported to Public Safety that occur on campus, in or on non-campus buildings or property, or on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus or within the patrol jurisdiction of Public Safety.

The daily log is available to the public during normal business hours at Public Safety or anytime online.