Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act
Congress enacted the Crime Awareness and Campus Security Act of 1990 (Title II of Public Law 101-542), which amended the Higher Education Act of 1965 (HEA). This act required all postsecondary institutions participating in HEA’s Title IV student financial assistance programs to disclose campus crime statistics and security information. The act was amended in 1992, 1998 and 2000. The 1998 amendments renamed the law the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act in memory of a student who was slain in her dorm room in 1986. It is generally referred to as the Clery Act.
On Aug. 14, 2008, the Higher Education Opportunity Act or HEOA (Public Law 110-315) reauthorized and expanded the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended. HEOA amended the Clery Act and created additional safety- and security-related requirements for institutions. Specifically, it added:
• New categories to the list of hate crimes all institutions must disclose (Clery amendment);
• A new disclosure regarding the relationship of campus security personnel with state and local law enforcement agencies (Clery amendment);
• Implementation and disclosure of emergency notification and evacuation procedures for all institutions (Clery amendment);
• Implementation and disclosure of missing student notification procedures for institutions with on-campus student housing facilities (HEOA);
• Fire safety reporting requirements for institutions with on-campus student housing facilities (HEOA);student housing facility (Clery and HEOA); and
• A Program Participation Agreement (PPA) requirement concerning disclosure of the results of disciplinary proceedings to the alleged victim of any crime of violence or a non-forcible sex offense (HEOA).
The Clery Act requires higher education institutions to:
- Collect, classify and count crime reports and crime statistics that occur within its geographic area
- Issue campus alerts
- Disclose fire safety information related to their facilities
For more information about the Clery Act at Hendrix, including the latest crime statistics, visit the Clery Statistics report.
If you have questions about Clery at Hendrix, you may contact the Dean of Students Office at 501-450-1222 or the Director of Public Safety at 501-450-1348.