The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, first signed into law in 1990, requires colleges and universities, both public and private, participating in federal student aid programs to disclose campus safety information, and imposes certain basic requirements for handling incidents of sexual assault, stalking, domestic violence, and dating violence. Students can file complaints with the Department of Education asking the agency to investigate their schools for violations, resulting in possible sanctions and substantial campus change. This investigation process has recently been strengthened by the Campus SaVE Act, which clarifies students’ rights (particular those of stalking and dating and domestic violence survivors) and schools’ responsibilities under Clery.
To help you use the Clery Act to improve your school, check out:
- Understanding the Campus SaVE Act (Note: The Campus SaVE provisions are now enforced under the Clery Act, and, accordingly, are also covered in The Basics and In Detail resources above)
We also suggest that you read about:
- Media strategies to put additional pressure on your school
Although these resources have been written with the guidance of legal experts, we are not lawyers, and the information on this website does not constitute legal advice. We encourage you to contact a lawyer to discuss your complaint or suit.