The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act
The Clery Act is a federal consumer protection law that requires colleges and universities receiving federal funds to publicly disclose certain institutional policy, procedure, program and crime information that relates to the safety and security of the institution. The purpose of the Clery Act is to ensure that current and prospective students, employees and community members are provided with important information that helps them make informed decisions about their safety. The Clery Compliance Program at SJSU manages institutional compliance with the Clery Act as well as the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act (DFSCA).
Clery Crimes and Clery Geography
Clery statistics reflect a portion of the criminal activity and alleged criminal activity reported to have occurred on, or immediately near the university. An incident needs to meet three standards in order to be disclosed under Clery:
- Contain necessary elements to qualify as a Clery crime
- Occur at a qualifying location that SJSU has established ownership or control of
- Be brought to the direct attention of a Campus Security Authority
Campus Security Authority (CSA) is a term specific to the Clery Act that's used to describe individuals that, due to the function of their role associated with SJSU, are required to provide the university with Clery crime information that is brought to their attention directly.
Stay informed about SJSU's Clery and other safety-related information including:
- Annual Campus Safety Plan Report
- Annual Fire Safety Report
- Annual Security Report
- Daily Crime Log
The systemwide Clery policy guides all 23 CSU campuses with their institutional compliance with the Clery Act.
California State University System Safety and Security
Each of the 23 CSU campuses have their own unique organizational and environmental factors that can influence their policies, programs and statistics related to campus safety.
Clery and DFSCA Compliance Nationwide
Approximately 6,000 colleges and universities across the country are required to comply with the Clery Act and DFSCA. Both of these federal regulations are enforced by the Clery Compliance Division of the U.S. Department of Education. The Department publicly discloses information that they gather on Clery crime statistics and compliance reviews.