2016-2017 Catalog

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

The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, codified at 20 USC 1092 (f) as a part of the Higher Education Act of 1965, is a federal law that requires colleges and universities to disclose certain timely and annual information about campus crime and security policies. All public and private institutions of postsecondary education participating in federal student aid programs are subject to the act.

The Clery Act, originally enacted by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President George Bush in 1990 as the Crime Awareness and Campus Security Act of 1990, was championed by Howard and Connie Clery after their daughter Jeanne was murdered at Lehigh University in 1986. Amendments to the Act in 1998 renamed it in memory of Jeanne Clery.

Annual Report Requirement

The College of Central Florida publishes an annual report every year by October 1 that contains three years’ worth of campus crime statistics and certain security policy statements including sexual assault policies that assure basic victims' rights, the law enforcement authority of campus police and where students should go to report crimes. The report is made available to all current students and employees while prospective students and employees are notified of its existence and afforded an opportunity to request a copy.  A copy of the Campus Crime Report may be obtained in person at Public Safety Headquarters, or by accessing the electronic version at www.cf.edu/publicsafety. Campus crime data and disclosures are also provided to the U.S. Department of Education as required by law.

Crime Statistics

The College of Central Florida must disclose crime statistics for the campus, unobstructed public areas immediately adjacent to or running through the campus, and certain non-campus facilities including but not limited to college owned property and remote classrooms. The statistics must be gathered from campus police or security, local law enforcement, and other school officials who have "significant responsibility for student and campus activities," such as student judicial affairs directors. Professional mental health and religious counselors are exempt from reporting obligations but may refer patients to a confidential reporting system, which the school has to indicate whether or not it has. Campus crime logs containing student right to know data are updated periodically and are located at www.cf.edu/publicsafety.