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Clery Act

Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act)

The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (20 USC § 1092(f)), originally known as the Campus Security Act, is a federal law enacted in 1990 that requires colleges and universities who participate in federal financial aid programs, including SUNY, to document and disclose information about crime on and around their campuses. The law was amended in 1992 to add a requirement that schools afford the victims of campus sexual assault certain basic rights, and was amended again in 1998 to expand the reporting requirements. Amendments in 2000 and 2008 added provisions dealing with registered sex offender notification and campus emergency response. The 2008 amendments also added a provision to protect crime victims, "whistleblowers", and others from retaliation.

The Office of Civil Rights of the United States Department of Education has oversight authority regarding compliance with the Clery Act.

Clery 2016 Updates

Laws and Regulations

20 U.S.C. § 1092(f) and § 1092(a)  - Title 20--Education; Chapter 28--Higher Education Resources and Student Assistance; Subchapter IV--Student Assistance; Section 1092.
See Section 1092(a) and Section 1092(f)

U.S. Code of Federal Regulations at 34 C.F.R. 668.46

SUNY Policies and Procedures

SUNY Information and Resources

SUNY Guidance Documents

Clery Act, VAWA and Title IX in study abroad resources:

SUNY Websites

SUNY Compliance Website Related pages

References to Best Practices and Supplemental Material

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