Campus Security and ReportingJeanne Clery Act

Clery Compliance

The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act) is a federal mandate requiring all institutions of higher education that participate in the federal student financial aid program to disclose information about crime on their campuses and in the surrounding communities. The Clery Act affects virtually all public and private IHEs and is enforced by the U.S. Department of Education (ED). Campuses that fail to comply with the act can be penalized with large fines and may be suspended from participating in the federal financial aid program.

Clery Act Requirements

Concordia University, St. Paul is mandated to:

  • Collect, classify, and count crime reports and statistics related to crime.
  • Issue timely warnings and campus alerts for Clery crimes that represent an ongoing threat to the safety of students or employees, or emergency notifications upon confirmation of a significant emergency or dangerous situation involving an immediate threat to the health or safety of students or employees.
  • Publish an annual security report containing safety and security-related policy statements and crime statistics and distribute it to all current students and employees.
  • Submit crime statistics to the US Department of Education each fall via a web-based data collection.
    Maintain a daily crime log of alleged criminal incidents which is open to public inspection.
  • Disclose missing student notification procedures that pertain to students residing in on-campus student housing facilities.
  • Disclose fire safety information related to on-campus student housing facilities. This includes a fire log that is open to public inspection and publishing an annual safety report containing policy statements, as well as fire statistics associated each on-campus housing facility.

Violence Against Women Act

On March 7, 2013, President Obama signed The Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act (“VAWA”), which focuses of improving the criminal justice response to violence against women.  VAWA enhanced accountability for Colleges to educate students and prevent gender based violence. Additional rights were afforded to campus victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking.