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Jeanne Clery Act

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Jeanne Clery Act

Jeanne Clery Act 

Jeanne Clery Act:

The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act is the landmark federal law that requires colleges and universities across the United States to disclose information about crime on and around their campuses.

The Southern University Law Center (SULC) is dedicated to maintaining a safe and secure environment for learning and working. Like many campuses, we experience some crime.  SULC and Southern University Police Department (SUPD) wants students, faculty, and staff to be aware of crime on campus. The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, is a federal law that requires colleges and universities to disclose annual information about campus crime. Each year the University files a report with the United States Department of Education stating the incidences of crime on campus.

The following tables reflect the number of incidents for the crimes of homicide, manslaughter, forcible and non-forcible sex offenses, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, motor vehicle theft, and arson that occur on or near campus for the previous three calendar years. The tables also include:  arrests/disciplinary referrals for drug law violations, liquor violations, and weapon violations and bias-related crimes. The statistics include crimes reported directly to the Southern University Police Department, to local law enforcement agencies, and to “campus security authorities.” “Campus security authorities” are defined by the Clery Act as university officials who have “significant responsibility for student and campus activities, including, but not limited to, student housing, student discipline, and campus judicial proceedings.” Professional mental health and religious counselors are exempt from reporting requirements.

For further information please see:  U.S. Department of Education Campus Safety