Dept of Education
FBI Universal Crime Reporting
The Clery Act
The law is named for Jeanne Clery, a 19-year-old Lehigh University freshman who was raped and murdered in her campus residence hall in 1986. Jeanne's parents, Connie and Howard, 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 a series of laws in 1990, which were originally known as the "Student Right-to-Know and Campus Security Act" and "Crime Awareness and Campus Security Act".
In 1998 "The Crime Awareness and Campus Security Act" was renamed the "The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act" in memory of Jeanne Clery.
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 $35,000 per violation, against institutions for each infraction and can suspend institutions from participating in federal student financial aid programs.
Laws & Regulations
LUPD's Involvement in Clery Compliance
The Lincoln University Police Department (LUPD) is the office on campus responsible for the publication and distribution of this report in accordance with the Jean Clery Disclosure Act.
Here are the main requirements that Lincoln University must fulfill to maintain compliance with this act:
Lincoln University Police Department works closely with Residential Life, Student Health, University Relations, and other various University groups, as well as other law enforcement agencies to compile the data necessary to meet compliance with Clery.
Clery Updates and the "Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act (VAWA) of 2013"
On Thursday, March 7, 2013, the President signed into law: S. 47, the "Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013," which reauthorizes several Violence Against Women Act grant programs through FY 2018; and the Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000 through FY 2017.
Effective date.—The amendments made by this section shall take effect with respect to the annual security report under section 485(f)(1) of the Higher Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 1092(f)(1)) prepared by an institution of higher education 1 calendar year after the date of enactment of this Act, and each subsequent calendar year.
Summary of the Major VAWA Components that Impact Clery:
For more information: