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The Clery Act

In the early morning of April 5, 1986, Jeanne Clery, a 19-year-old freshman at Lehigh University was sexually assaulted and murdered in her dormitory room. The subject responsible was a Lehigh student unknown to her. He entered the building by proceeding, unopposed, through three propped-open doors, and made it to her room, even though such a disaster was preventable had each of the doors been locked.

The aftermath of this crime became a learning experience for her parents that changed their lives. They began efforts to enact laws requiring colleges and universities nationwide to make available complete information about violent campus crimes, drug and alcohol offenses and to provide information about current security procedures.

In 1990, President George Bush signed the Crime Awareness and Campus Security Act of 1990, which has become the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act.

Annual Security and Fire Safety Report

View Andrews University's Annual Security and Fire Safety Report.

Clery Act Summary

Under the Clery Act, schools must complete the following:

  • Publish an annual report disclosing campus security policies and three years' worth of selected criminal and fire statistics.
  • Make timely warnings to the campus community about crimes that pose an ongoing threat to students and employees. Andrews University may use AU Alert or broad cast emails to send timely warnings based on the severity of the issue.
  • Maintain a publically available crime log. 
  • Report specific criminal and fire statistics to the U.S. Department of Education (DOE)
  • Ensure that campus sexual assault victims are given basic rights.

To learn more, go to the Clery Act web page at Clery Act.
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