The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act


This report provides information regarding our compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act.

The "Clery Bill" (H.R.3344, S.1925, and S.1930) was introduced in Congress on September 6, 1989, and was signed into law on November 8, 1990 by President George Bush as Title 2 of the "Student Right-To-Know and Campus Security Act." The bill was named for Jeanne Clery who was raped and murdered in her dorm room at Lehigh University in 1986. It took effect September 1, 1991 and the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) was charged with enforcing the law. The law requires all institutions of higher education to release campus crime statistics and security policies to their current and prospective students and employees.

 

The law was amended in 1992 to add a requirement that schools afford the victims of campus sexual assault certain basic rights. Amendments in 1998 added new categories to the crime statistics, an obligation to report statistics for public property in and immediately adjacent to the campus, a geographic breakdown of statistics, and a daily public crime log for schools with a police or security department. The law was also amended to require the DOE to centrally collect the crime statistics and make them publicly available. The 1998 amendments also formally named the law in memory of Jeanne Clery. 

On March 7, 2014, President Obama signed a bill that reauthorized the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA).  Included in the bill was the Campus Sexual Violence Elimination Act (Campus SaVE) which amends the Clery Act and affords additional rights to campus victims of sexual violence, dating and domestic violence, and stalking.


Clery Act Requirements


Annual Security Report

Schools covered by the Clery Act are required to publish an Annual Security Report (ASR), disclosing their campus’ security policies and crime statistics for the previous three years. The Annual Security Report is available on the UPD website.  A paper copy is available on request.


Daily Crime Log

Each institution with a police or security department must have a public crime log. The UPD posts the public crime log in the lobby of the Martin P. Garris Police Building (Building 41).

The UPD completes a log which contains information on all criminal incidents occurring daily on campus. The log is available for inspection in the UPD lobby 24 hours a day.


Campus Security Authorities

Campus Security Authorities (CSAs) are individuals mandated by the Clery Act and those individuals designated by the University of North Florida as having a significant responsibility for students and campus activities.  All sworn officers of the UPD are also designated as CSAs.  CSAs are required to report any of the above Clery reportable crimes that are brought to their attention to law enforcement.  All CSAs are required to receive training regarding their duties.  The University of North Florida has designated the following positions as CSAs:

Athletic Coaches

Athletic Director

Disability Resource Center - Director, Assistant Director, and Coordinator

English Language Program - Director, Assistant Director, and Coordinator

Environmental Health and Safety - Director, Assistant Director, and Coordinator

Fraternity and Sorority Life - Coordinator

Health Promotions - Director, Assistant Director, and Coordinator

Housing and Residence Life - Director, Associate Directors, Resident Assistants, Area Coordinators, and staff who monitor the entrances to residence halls

Information Technology Security – Director

Institute for Values, Community and Leadership - Director

Internal Auditing - Director

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transition Center – Coordinator

Military Veterans Resource Center - Director and Coordinator

On Campus Transition Program - Coordinator

Student Club Advisors

Student Conduct - University Conduct Officer and Assistant Director

Student Government - Director and Coordinator

Student Ombudsman

Title IX Coordinator

Women's Center - Director


Timely Warnings

Schools must make timely warnings to the community about crimes considered to be a threat to other students and employees.  Notices with the "Crime Alert" heading may be posted on bulletin boards in the area of concern.  Along with bulletin board postings, Crime Alerts will be distributed via email to all students, staff, and faculty, as well as posted on the Department of Public Safety web site.  The Clery Act mandates universities must annually distribute statistics on the reported occurrences of the following offenses:

  1. Criminal Homicide
  2. Manslaughter - by Negligence
  3. Forcible Sex Offenses
  4. Non-Forcible Sex Offenses
  5. Robbery
  6. Aggravated Assault
  7. Burglary
  8. Arson
  9. Motor Vehicle Theft 
  10. Dating Violence
  11. Domestic Violence
  12. Stalking
  13. Hate Crimes - Race
  14. Hate Crimes - Gender*
  15. Hate Crimes - Gender Identity
  16. Hate Crimes - Religion*
  17. Hate Crimes - Sex Orientation*
  18. Hate Crimes -Ethnicity*
  19. Hate Crimes - National Origin
  20. Hate Crimes -Disability*
  21. Liquor Violations/Arrests
  22. Drug Abuse Violations/Arrests
  23. Weapon Law Violations/Arrests

Collection of Statistics

The U.S. Department of Education collects and publishes the crime statistics. For more information, the Office of Postsecondary Education (OPE) of the U.S. Department of Education Campus Security Statistics Website is ope.ed.gov/security

The OPE Campus Security Statistics Website is your direct link to reported criminal offenses for over 6000 colleges and universities in the United States. If you are thinking of attending college in a large urban city, a small liberal arts college, a specialized college, or a community college you can find their security statistics on their website.

 

The Department of Education is committed to assisting schools in providing students with a safe environment in which to learn and to keep parents and students well informed about campus security.

 

By October 1 of each year, a school that is Title IV eligible is required to publish and distribute an annual campus security report to all current students and employees.

 

The OPE Campus Security Statistics Website is also linked to the National Center for Education Statistics IPEDS COOL (Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System-College Opportunities On-Line) website. The IPEDS COOL website is your way of researching the differences between colleges and how much it costs to attend college.

 

If you are not sure what colleges you want to see, the OPE Campus Security Statistics Website has the tools to help you search for a college. You can search for a college based on its location, program, size or degree offerings either alone or in combination. The more criteria you specify, the smaller the number of colleges that will fit your criteria. Once you've found some colleges of interest, you can obtain important and understandable security information on all of them.

If a crime has been reported to you but not reported to the University Police Department (UPD); regardless of the location of the incident; please complete the Crime Statistics Report form and return it to the UPD via fax or mail. The form may ask for more detail than you have available; if this is the case, please complete the questionnaire to the best of your ability and if you have questions, a member of the UPD will be glad to assist you.

Your cooperation is appreciated and we thank you in advance for your efforts. If you have any questions, please contact Sergeant Andy Joiner at (904) 620-2382 or a.joiner@unf.edu.