Clery Act

The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act or Clery Act is a federal statute codified at 20 U.S.C. § 1092 (f).  The Clery Act requires all public and private postsecondary institutions participating in HEA’s Title IV student financial assistance programs to disclose campus crime statistics and security information.  The Act is enforced by the United States Department of Education.

2020 Drury University Clery Act Report

The Clery Act requires that schools:

Publish an annual report every year by October 1st, which contains three years of campus crime statistics and certain campus security policy statements.  Publish crime statistics for the campus, public areas immediately adjacent to or running through the campus, and certain non-campus facilities and remote classrooms. (The statistics must be gathered from campus police, security, local law enforcement, and other University officials who have “significant responsibility for student and campus activities.”)

The Clery Act requires Drury University to disclose three general categories of crime statistics, some with significant subcategories and conditions:

  1. Criminal Offenses
    • Criminal Homicide, including:
    • Murder and Non-negligent Manslaughter, and
    • Negligent Manslaughter;
    • Sex Offenses including:
    • Forcible, and
    • Non-forcible;
    • Domestic Violence;
    • Dating Violence;
    • Stalking
    • Robbery;
    • Aggravated Assault;
    • Burglary, where:
      • There is evidence of unlawful entry (trespass), which may be either forcible or not involve force.
      • Unlawful entry must be of a structure - having four walls, a roof, and a door.
      • There is evidence that the entry was made in order to commit a felony or theft.
    • Motor Vehicle Theft;
    • Arson

  2. Hate Crimes

    Any of the above-mentioned offenses, and any incidents of Larceny-Theft, Simple Assault, Intimidation, or Destruction/Damage/Vandalism of Property that were motivated by bias; and

  3. Arrests and Referrals for Disciplinary Action for Weapons: Carrying, Possessing, Etc., Drug Abuse Violations and Liquor Law Violations.
    • Publish “timely warning” notices where a crime has occurred on or near campus that, in the judgment of Safety and Security and/or local law enforcement, constitutes an ongoing or continuing threat to members of the University community.
    • Make available for public inspection a daily public crime log of “any crime that occurred on campus ... or within the patrol jurisdiction of the campus police ... and is reported to the campus police.”

Campus Security Authorities (CSAs) are defined by the Clery Act as individuals who have responsibility for campus security or officials who have significant responsibility for student and campus activities, including, but not limited to: student activities, student discipline, and campus judicial proceedings.

Drury University Director of Safety and Security collects these reports from the University’s reporting organizations including Student Affairs and Enrollment Management, Human Resources. Each of these reports is reviewed by the University authorities to ensure the requirements for reporting under the Clery Act are met.

As a CSA, you have responsibility to report allegations or crimes made in good faith to the Safety and Security Office by using Campus Security Authority Form.