Latest News from the Clery Center for Security On Campus

Now Available: Hazing Documentary for Campuses
The Clery Center is excited to share our newest resource for campuses - a free documentary addressing hazing on campus. This 17-minute documentary, produced by the Clery Center, interweaves personal experiences of victims and their families to illustrate the effects of hazing and to inspire students to create safer campus communities. Key takeaways include definitions of hazing, examples of hazing practices, and realistic alternatives to hazing that accomplish the goals of team-building and unity. The documentary addresses both how to recognize hazing and how to take realistic steps to prevent hazing on campus. To download the film, as well... Read More
Open Letter to Senator Claire McCaskill
Senator McCaskill:We were disappointed to read comments from your keynote at Campus Safety Magazine’s National Forum at which you stated that your goal is to “remove..the Clery Act completely,” considering that you have previously made use of Clery statistics in your 2014 “Sexual Violence on Campus” report and are currently sponsoring a bill which would amend the Clery Act.As we approach the 25th anniversary of the Clery Act, here are some scenarios that are a result of Clery Act requirements:A student receives a text message notifying him of an active shooter on the campus and he is able to move to a safe location until the danger has... Read More
Scholarships Available: Clery Conference
We are happy to announce that we will provide full tuition scholarships for several applicants to attend our upcoming conference, Looking Back, Moving Forward: Honoring 25 Years of the Jeanne Clery Act. The scholarships will cover the registration fees for selected recipients and are made possible by the generosity of our corporate sponsors.Interested parties should fill out the application (below) by September 1, 2015. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.  Read More
JOIN US: Training & Technical Assistance Manager
We're looking for a motivated and energetic Training & Technical Assistance Manager to join our growing team! The manager is responsible for daily contact and support for training participants, Collaborative program members, and other campus professionals requesting technical assistance. The position requires project management skills, excellent interpersonal and public speaking skills, and extensive travel serving as the lead representative at Clery Act Training Seminars. This is a regular, full-time exempt position based in the Philadelphia suburbs (Wayne, PA) with telecommuting options. You can download a full position description... Read More
Free Resource: "Hunting Ground" Viewing Guide
Over 200 colleges and universities across the nation are screening "The Hunting Ground," a documentary which details experiences of sexual assault survivors on college campuses. These screenings continue a critical national conversation about sexual assault on college campuses. Colleges and universities preparing to screen the film may also want to think about answers to questions such as Who might participate in an on-campus screening? Are you prepared for triggering material in the film? Are you prepared for an influx of reporting on campus? What might your institution hope to accomplish by screening the film? The Clery Center is excited... Read More
Statement from the Clery Center Regarding "Rolling Stone"
The Columbia Journalism School’s report on the "Rolling Stone" article “A Rape on Campus” is a powerful reminder of the damaging impact of ineffective reporting.Although "Rolling Stone" uses support for Jackie to explain procedural missteps, responsible reporting practices are, in fact, fundamental to sensitively responding to the needs of survivors when covering campus sexual assault.Responsible reporting practices when working with survivors include:Setting expectations about the different stages of the process, including how interviews will be conducted and the outlet’s fact-checking methods;Maintaining open communication to address... Read More
New Resource: Online Clery Act Self-Assessment Tool
Launched in late January, the Clery Center’s Online Jeanne Clery Act Self-Assessment Tool aims to tackle the most common Clery Act compliance challenges: coordination between campus departments, inconsistent or missing policies, and record-keeping.This new resource from the Clery Center, available exclusively to members of the Collaborative program, helps colleges and universities tackle these challenges with a team-based, evaluative approach.“We often hear from campus professionals who feel like they are the only person or department responsible for Clery Act compliance,” says Samantha Koch, Director of Strategic Initiatives at the Clery... Read More
"Intersections in Compliance" Conference Report Now Available
Building off a transformative year for higher education, the Clery Center and Victim Rights Law Center co-hosted a 2-day conference in October 2014: “Intersections in Compliance: Exploring Title IX & the Clery Act.” Over 150 participants hailing from over 90 institutions of higher education gathered to discuss promising practices in violence prevention and response and to gain a better understanding of how Title IX and the Clery Act intersect.“Having thought leaders, activists, advocates, campus professionals, and government officials in the same room discussing these critical issues was incredible,” said Abigail Boyer, Associate... Read More
Now Hiring: Program Coordinator
The Clery Center is growing and seeking an experienced Program Coordinator to join our team. The ideal candidate will be an energetic individual to oversee the development and evolution of programs. This individual will maintain and increase the quality of program content and build and deliver meaningful programs/services in education and training, as well as assist in the ongoing development of a national awareness campaign.Please see our full job description for more details. Interested candidates should submit their resume and cover letter to Abigail Boyer by January 30, 2015. Please include “Program Coordinator” in the subject line.  Read More
Free VAWA Amendments Webinar Recording Now Available
On October 20, 2014, the US Department of Education published the final regulations for the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) amendments to the Clery Act. These amendments - informally known as Campus SaVE - expand rights and resources afforded to campus survivors of sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence, and stalking.The Clery Center for Security On Campus hosted a free webinar on November 10, 2014, that addressed these final regulations, including how campuses should implement these new requirements in their policies and procedures. The hour-long webinar, "Next Steps: Implementation of the VAWA Amendments to the Clery Act",... Read More