Clery Act

The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, or Clery Act, as part of the Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA), is a federal law that requires colleges and universities to disclose certain timely and annual information about campus crime and security policies. These records are available for public review.

The Clery Act is named in memory of 19-year-old Lehigh University freshman Jeanne Ann Clery, who was raped and murdered on April 5, 1986, while asleep in her residence hall room. Her parents, Connie and Howard Clery, later discovered that students hadn’t been told about 38 violent crimes on the Lehigh campus in the three years before her murder. They joined with other campus crime victims and persuaded Congress to enact this law, which was originally known as the “Crime Awareness and Campus Security Act of 1990.” A 1998 amendment formally named the law in memory of Jeanne Clery.

The Clery Act requires colleges and universities to:

  • Publish an annual report disclosing campus security policies and documenting three calendar years of select campus crime statistics (Annual Security Report)
  • Provide crime statistics to the U.S. Department of Education
  • Issue timely warnings about Clery Act crimes that pose a serious or ongoing threat to students and employees
  • Keep a public crime log accessible to the public
  • Uphold basic rights for survivors of sexual assault

Campus crime, arrest and referral statistics include those reported to the UH West Oʻahu Security Department, those designated as campus security authorities (CSA), and law enforcement agencies who provide services to UH West Oʻahu owned and leased properties.

Note: Under the Clery Act, crimes are reflected in the crime statistics in the year they are reported, whether or not they occurred in that year.

Following are the topics relevant to the Clery Act:

  1. Introduction
  2. UH West Oʻahu Campus Security
  3. Campus Security Jurisdiction and Authority
  4. Campus Security and Security Awareness
  5. Reporting a Crime on Campus
  6. Daily Crime Log
  7. Clery Crime Statistics
  8. Emergency Response and Evacuation Procedures
  9. Drug and Alcohol Abuse – Programs and Standards of Conduct
  10. Nondiscrimination Policy
  11. Sex/Gender Based Discrimination (Title IX)