Clery Act Compliance

The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act) is a federal mandate requiring institutions of higher education that participate in the federal financial aid program to compile and publish statistics on certain criminal offenses that occur on or adjacent to Ithaca College properties. On October 1st of each year, the Office of Public Safety and Emergency Management publishes the Annual Security and Fire Safety Report (ASFSR). The report includes crime and fire statistics for the most recent three years to provide transparency to students, parents, staff, faculty and community members. While the report is developed within the Office of Public Safety and Emergency Management, Clery Act compliance would not be possible without an institutional-wide effort. The Clery Act is about more than transparency for reporting and compliance purposes, it is about creating a learning environment free from violence of any nature as well as providing information and referrals to those affected by crime.

Clery Act Requirements:

  • Collect, classify, and count crime reports and statistics related to crime.

  • Disclose crime statistics for reported Clery Act crimes that occur (1) on campus, (2) on public property within or immediately adjacent to the campus, and (3) in or on non-campus buildings or property that the College owns or controls.

  • Identify Clery Geography.

  • Maintain a daily crime and fire log made available to the public.

  • Issuance of timely warnings and emergency notifications to the campus community for Clery crimes. Alerts may include non-Clery Act crimes that may pose a serious or continuing threat to the campus community.

  • Publish and disseminate the Annual Security and Fire Safety Report containing safety and security-related policy statements and crime statistics and distribute it to all current students and employees.

  • Submit crime statistics to the U.S. Department of Education.

  • Disclose missing student notification procedures that pertain to students residing in on-campus student housing facilities.

  • Disclose fire safety information related to on-campus student housing facilities.

  • Facilitate crime prevention and sexual assault prevention programs.

  • Identify and train individuals that have significant responsibility for student and campus activities, also known as Campus Security Authorities (CSAs).

You can read the full text of the Clery Act at the Federal Register here.