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Clery Act

The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act requires the distribution of an annual security report to all current faculty, staff, and students and notice of its availability to prospective students, faculty, and staff. The report includes institutional policies concerning campus security, such as policies concerning alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, the reporting of crimes, sexual assault, and other matters.

The Jeanne Clery Act is named in memory of 19-year-old Lehigh University freshman Jeanne Ann Clery who was raped and murdered while asleep in her residence hall room on April 5, 1986.

Who must report crimes?

Campus security and any official of an institution who has significant responsibility for student and campus activities (including residence hall directors, coaches, faculty advisers, student life coordinators, etc) report acts of campus crime for inclusion in the annual report.  Schools must also make a good faith effort to obtain information from local police for both on-campus and off-campus public property crime.

How to Report

If a student has disclosed that s/he is a victim of on-campus abuse (sexual, physical, hate-crime), you have a responsibility to submit that information for the Clery report. You do not have to disclose the student's identity to make a report if s/he wishes to remain annonymous. In addition, submitting to the Clery report does not require an official police report or investigation.


  1. Download Clery report form here. 
  2. Complete throughly and accurately. Before completing the form you may need to gather additional information from the student.  
  3. Send report to the University Police Department, attn: Clery Coordinator. Fax: 760.750.3046. Email: 

Any questions concerning this form should be directed to the Clery Coordinator at the University Police Department, (760) 750-4568

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CSUSM Clery Report

Clery Report Form

Handbook for Reporting