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About the Clery Act

What is the Clery Act?

The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, or Clery Act, is a federal law that requires all U.S. colleges and universities (including foreign campuses of U.S. institutions), both public and private, participating in federal student aid programs to maintain and disclose certain crime statistics and campus security/fire information. The Clery Act mandates requirements for incidents of sexual violence and emergency situations.

Why is the Clery Act important?

The Clery Act is named in memory of Jeanne Clery, a LeHigh University student who was raped and murdered by a student she did not know in her campus dorm room in 1986. In the spirit of the law enacted in Jeanne’s memory, the Clery Act is designed to offer transparency to keep our campus community safe and to assist students, parents and members of the campus community in making informed decisions regarding their safety and the safety of others. 

This website serves as a source of information and provides resources to help our campus community understand the Clery Act, and provide campus crime information, statistics and to support the safety initiatives at UCF.

Institutional Requirements

The Clery Act requires institutions:

  • Identify reportable locations​;
  • Identify individuals/organizations as Campus Security Authorities;
  • Implement prevention programs for crime; illegal drug use/​abuse and distribution; alcohol ​abuse; and sexual assault and interpersonal violence​
  • Compile and distribute campus crime statistics;
  • Issue Emergency Notifications and Timely Warnings when there is an immediate or ongoing threat ​to the campus community;
  • Maintain daily crime and fire logs; and
  • Publish Annual Security and Fire Safety Reports.

Contact the Clery Compliance Analyst

For additional information about the Clery Act, or to address any questions or concerns, please contact:
Deborah Pope
Phone: 407.799.8095