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Public Safety and Transportation

Clery Act

Learn about the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act.

Jeanne Clery, a 19-year-old Lehigh University freshman, was raped and murdered in her campus residence hall in 1986. There were other incidents that occurred on campus that were not reported to the community. It is believed that if students knew of previous incidents they would be more cautious. The backlash against unreported crimes on numerous campuses across the country led to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act. After the suspect of Jeanne’s rape and murder was arrested, Jeanne’s family started to fight for reform to improve college and university safety. In 1990, Congress approved the Crime Awareness and Campus Security Act. Later renamed in Jeanne’s memory, the federal Jeanne Clery Act took effect in 1991.

This act requires colleges and universities, who receive federal financial aid, to keep their campus communities informed by sharing select crime statistics required under the Clery Act, which are included in the Annual Security and Fire Safety Report every October 1.

The goal of the Clery Act is to ensure students, prospective students, parents, employees, and prospective employees have access to accurate information about crimes committed on campus and campus security procedures, which will assist them in making decisions that can affect their personal safety.

» View more information about the Clery Act

Reportable Crimes and Locations 

See the definitions of specific crimes and how they are classified.

» View reportable crimes and locations 

Campus Security Authorities

There are many individuals on-campus who you can report crimes to.  

» Learn about reporting information to a CSA

Crime and Fire Log

We keep track of all crime and fire incidents on- and off-campus.

» Get more details about these logs

Emergency Notifications and Alerts

We let you know of any safety threats.

» See what we notify you about

Annual Security and Fire Safety Report

View statistics from previous years concerning reported crimes.

» Get more details and see the report.

Rights, Options, and Resources

Be aware of important information on how to protect yourself.

» Know how to protect yourself, and next steps


For further information, please contact:

Public Safety and Transportation
Levermore Hall, Suite 113
p – 516.877.3500 or dial "5" from any on-campus phone

Regular Office Hours
Monday–Thursday: 8:30 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
Friday: 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

After hours calls will be received by the 24-hour Public Safety Command Center in Levermore Hall, Suite 113.

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