The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act) is a federal statute codified at 20 U.S.C. § 1092(f), with implementing regulations in the U.S. Code of Federal Regulations at 34 C.F.R. 668.46. The Violence Against Women Act of 2013 adds additional requirements under the Campus Sexual Violence Act (SaVE Act) provision, Section 304.
The Clery Act requires all colleges and universities that participate in federal financial aid programs to keep and disclose information about crime on and near their respective campuses. Compliance is monitored by the United States Department of Education, which can impose civil penalties (up to $54,789 per violation) against institutions for each infraction and can suspend institutions from participating in federal student financial aid programs.
The law is named for Jeanne Clery, a 19-year-old Lehigh (Penn.) University freshman who was raped and murdered in her campus residence hall in 1986. 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. The CleryAct, signed in 1990, was originally known as the Crime Awareness and Campus Security Act.
All students are encouraged to report all crimes to Campus Safety: 509-682-6659 or https://wvc.edu/students/safety/safety-security.html.
For more information on the Clery Act and WVC’s annual Campus Security and Fire Report, https://wvc.edu/students/safety/safety-security.html. To view Clery Act crime statistics, visit wvc.edu/PublicDisclosure.