Latest News from the Clery Center for Security On Campus

Handbook Highlights Webinar Recording - Available to Stream
On June 23, 2016, the Department of Education released an updated Handbook for Campus Safety and Security Reporting, providing practical information on how to implement Clery Act requirements, including the most recent amendments addressing sexual assault, domestic violence, and stalking. This webinar focused on the changes to the Handbook since its last release in 2011 and next steps for colleges and universities as they build and expand their prevention and response efforts. You can watch the recording below.Presenters:James L. Moore, IIISenior AdvisorClery Act ComplianceUnited States Department of EducationAlison KissExecutive... Read More
New Document: Understanding Clery Statistics
Please click the image below to read the full document.You can find a printable version of this document here. Read More
Join Us For National Campus Safety Awareness Month
September is National Campus Safety Awareness Month (NCSAM) and everyone is thinking about campus safety - the media, parents, students, and especially the higher education professionals working to create healthy and safe campus environments each and every single day.Although headlines can capture the best – and worst – of the field, there’s one thing the Clery Center knows to be true: people don’t function well in fear; individuals make the best decisions when they are informed, offered support, and are confident in their knowledge and skills.Keeping this in mind, the Clery Center is continuing its practice of dedicating National Campus... Read More
National Campus Safety Awareness Month 2016
September is National Campus Safety Awareness Month (NCSAM) and everyone is thinking about campus safety - the media, parents, students, and especially the higher education professionals working to create healthy and safe campus environments each and every single day.Although headlines can capture the best – and worst – of the field, there’s one thing the Clery Center knows to be true: people don’t function well in fear; individuals make the best decisions when they are informed, offered support, and are confident in their knowledge and skills.Keeping this in mind, the Clery Center is continuing its practice of dedicating National Campus... Read More
Clery Center Statement on the SAFE Campus Act
The Clery Center believes that the proposed SAFE Campus Act (“SAFE”) legislation will be harmful to campus survivors of sexual assault and ultimately result in less reporting of an already vastly underreported crime (Bureau of Justice Statistics, 2014).   Supporters of SAFE argue that the legislation establishes a more equitable process by mandating the reporting of sexual assault to law enforcement before a campus can act. If implemented, SAFE will hinder campus reports of sexual assault by mandating a system that removes power from survivors. This is especially disappointing during a time when as a nation we are making unprecedented... Read More
New Mythbusting Video: Annual Security Reports
Annual security reports (ASRs) are due October 1. In this 5-minute "Mythbusting" video, Clery Center Executive Director Alison Kiss tackles common misconceptions surrounding the ASR, including information about the number of required policy statements, methods of distributing the ASR, and more. The video also discusses free resources, like the Clery Center's ASR Policy Statement Overview, which clearly defines each required policy statement and provides worksheet space to make notes on your institution's policy, and the Clery Center's upcoming "Looking Back, Moving Forward" conference, taking place in Washington, D.C. this November. Have... Read More
We Don't Haze Project Partners
Thank you to the We Don't Haze project partners for lending their time and expertise to this project!Dr. Elizabeth Allan is Professor of Higher Education at the University of Maine and President of StopHazing. She was the Principal Investigator for the National Study of Student Hazing (2008) and currently serves as Director for the Hazing Prevention Consortium- a research-to-practice initiative focused on contributing to an evidence-base for hazing prevention.Julie G. DeVercelly has a Masters Degree in Secondary Education and is a high school teacher. She serves on the Board of Directors with the Clery Center for Security On Campus and co-... Read More
We Don't Haze
Thank you for your interest in We Don't Haze! We hope you'll use it as a resource to educate your campus community on the dangers of hazing and how to build campus cultures of respect.You can download the full film here:NOTE: You will need to use the password below to access and download the film.https://vimeo.com/135892580Password: hzwrong#12Captioned (always on) version - download here:https://vimeo.com/144525379Password: hzwrong#cc(We recommend the HD 720p version - 274MB)The supplemental resources are available for download below:We Don't Haze Discussion Guide for Students >> The discussion guide for students offers talking points... Read More
Do More
National Campus Safety Awareness Month 2015 - Do MoreLearn more about these topics on the KNOW MORE page.Throughout the month of September, NCSAM participants receive 10% off of Collaborative registration (for first year of membership).POLICYJeanne Clery Act Self-Assessment Survey>> Open source tool that helps campuses evaluate their systems and processes related to Clery Act complianceVAWA Amendments to Clery Checklist>> A checklist to review campus policies to ensure they meet the most recent amendments to CleryTimely Warning/Emergency Notification Checklist>> A checklist to review campus timely warning/emergency... Read More
Know More
National Campus Safety Awareness Month 2015 - KNOW MORETo turn knowledge into action, visit the DO MORE page.Throughout the month of September, NCSAM participants receive 10% off of Collaborative registration (for first year of membership).THE CLERY ACTPolicy Statements - Annual Security Report>> This Clery Center document provides a detailed overview of the necessary policy statements for an institution's annual security report.The Handbook for Campus Safety and Security Reporting>> Developed by the U.S. Department of Education to present step-by-step procedures, examples, and references for institutions to follow to meet Clery... Read More

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