THE JEANNE CLERY DISCLOSURE OF CAMPUS SECURITY POLICY AND CAMPUS CRIME STATISTICS ACT (CLERY ACT)
Jeanne Clery, a 19 year old freshman, was raped and murdered in her residence hall room in 1986. In 1990 the United States Congress enacted The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act).
The Clery Act requires all colleges and universities participating in the Higher Education Act’s Title IV financial assistance programs to maintain and disclose selected crime statistics. The selected crimes are listed below.
- Criminal Homicide
- Sexual Offenses
- Aggravated Assault
- Motor Vehicle Theft
- Hate Crimes
- Arrest/Disciplinary Referrals for:
- Domestic Violence
- Dating Violence
Also, Clery requires these crimes to be reported based on specific geographies. These geographies are:
- On Campus
- On Campus Residence
- Non Campus Property
- Public Property (adjacent to campus)
The Clery Act also requires these colleges and universities to maintain Security Related Policies and promote programs in specific areas.
To ensure compliance with the Clery Act the University of North Carolina at Charlotte Police and Public Safety Department has assigned a Clery Compliance/Crime Analysis Officer, Captain Sarah Smyre, to track and compile crimes statistics, report the University’s security policies, and develop and conduct training for the University’s Campus Security Authorities.
Please contact Capt. Smyre for any additional information.
9151 Cameron Blvd
Charlotte, NC 28223