Jeanne Clery Act - Annual Security Report (ASR)

The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, codified at 20 USC 1092 (f) as a part of the Higher Education Act of 1965, is a federal law that requires colleges and universities to disclose certain timely and annual information about campus crime and security policies. All public and private institutions of postsecondary education participating in federal student aid programs are subject to it. Can be "fined" up to $54,789 by the U.S. Department of Education, the agency charged with enforcement of the Act and where complaints of alleged violations should be made, or face other enforcement action.

The Clery Act, originally enacted by the Congress and signed into law by President George Bush in 1990 as the Crime Awareness and Campus Security Act of 1990, stemmed from Howard & Connie Clery after their daughter Jeanne was raped and murdered at Lehigh University in 1986. They also founded the non-profit Security On Campus, Inc. in 1987. Amendments to the Act in 1998 renamed it in memory of Jeanne Clery. On March 07, 2013, President Obama signed the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013 (VAWA) which amended the Higher Education Act of 1965, the Clery Act. All higher education institutions are now required to compile statistics for incidents of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking. VAWA also requires higher education institutions to include policies, procedures, and programs pertaining to these incidents in the annual security report.  The Clery Act and U.S. Department of Education regulations are available in the Clery Handbook.

The published Annual Security Report must be completed and updated every year by October 1st and contain 3 years’ worth of campus crime statistics and certain security policy statements. The Chabot College Department of Campus Safety publishes this report in compliance with this requirement.


Clery Reports