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Clery Act Information & Reports

The Clery Act

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

In 1990 the Campus Security Act became law. Its intent was to make more information available about criminal activity on America's college campuses. In 1998, Congress amended the law, officially renamed the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act). It requires schools to provide three different types of records: (1) an annual statistical report, (2) a daily campus crime log and (3) "timely warnings" regarding crimes that present an ongoing threat to the campus. For private school students, these federal laws may provide the only information about campus crime to which they are legally entitled.

The law requires schools to "prepare, publish and distribute" their security report to all current students and employees. It also requires schools to alert student applicants to the availability of the report and provide a copy on request. The reports can either be mailed (through regular or campus mail), e-mailed, or hand-delivered in the form of part of a publication that is distributed to the campus community. The 1999 regulations also allow schools to meet the distribution requirement by posting the report on the Internet or a school's Intranet provided the school properly notifies the campus community of its availability on line and offers to provide a paper copy of the report on request. (From: Student Press Law Center.)

Each year the US Department of Education publishes a comprehensive listing of crime statistics gathered from the crime reports compiled by schools across the country. The Clery Act statistics for Bard College at Simon’s Rock may be found below.

This information will be updated yearly as mandated by the government.