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Clery Act & Reporting

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 Authorities (CSA’s) are responsible for reporting Clery Act crimes for inclusion in the Annual Security Report.

Campus Security Authorities include: campus police or security departments; individuals responsible for security; individuals/offices designated to receive crime reports; and any other official with significant responsibility for student and campus activities (including residence hall directors, coaches, faculty advisers, student life coordinators, etc).

CSA’S are required to report certain criminal offenses that have occurred on-campus, in student housing, on public property immediately adjacent to campus and at other university owned/controlled buildings that are separate from the main campus. Schools must also make a good faith effort to obtain statistics from local police for the same reportable locations.


How to Report

If a student has disclosed that s/he is a victim of a Clery reportable crime (see Clery report form for full list), as a CSA you have a responsibility to submit that information to the University Police Department to be evaluated for inclusion in the Clery report.

You do not have to disclose the student's identity to make a report if s/he wishes to remain anonymous. In addition, submitting to the Clery report does not require an official police report or investigation.

Process:

  1. If the reporter does not request anonymity then make a direct report to the University Police Department by calling 760-750-4567
  2. If the reporter requests anonymity then the CSA can honor this request by completing the Clery Incident Report form Download Clery report form here.  Complete the form as thoroughly as possible and then immediately send to the University Police Department, attn: Clery Coordinator. Fax: 760-750-3046. Email cdunn@csusm.edu.


To request a training or for any questions concerning the Clery Act and reporting   please contact the Clery Coordinator at the University Police Department: Courtney Dunn, 760-750-4506 or cdunn@csusm.edu.