Latest News from the Clery Center for Security On Campus

Final Regulations Announced: VAWA Amendments to Clery
On Monday, October 20, 2014, the United States Department of Education published the final regulations for the Violence Against Women Act amendments to the Clery Act. The regulations expand rights afforded to campus survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking.Below are the critical elements of the regulations, which can be read in their entirety here. Law enforcement relationships and jurisdiction: Institutions must address the jurisdiction of security personnel within their policy statements in addition to any agreements that are in place for the investigation of alleged criminal offenses (such as written... Read More
Jeanne Clery Award Winner: Margie Pillsbury
The Clery Center is honored to present the 2013 Jeanne Clery Award for Campus Safety to Detective Margie Pillsbury, of the University of Michigan Police Department. Pillsbury was nominated by her colleagues Holly Rider-Milkovich and Robert Neumann.Detective Pillsbury has served in law enforcement for over 20 years. At the University of Michigan, she advocates for and coordinates multiple training sessions on sexual assault investigation, domestic violence, forensic experiential trauma interviewing, and related topics.She also is a member of the Abuse Hurts Initiative, a cross-campus program to address violence in the workplace. Her work... Read More
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Final Regulations for the VAWA Amendments to Clery
On Monday, October 20, 2014, the United States Department of Education will publish the final regulations for the Violence Against Women Act amendments to the Clery Act, which afford additional rights campus victims of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. A pre-publication PDF version of the regulations can be found online.Clery Center Executive Director Alison Kiss participated in the negotiated rulemaking committee that worked with the Department to develop proposed regulations, which were made available for public comment in in June. The final regulations will be effective July 1, 2015."Throughout the... Read More
Upcoming Event: Leading a New Conversation on Clery & Title IX
Recent amendments to the Clery Act as well as federal guidance from the White House and the Department of Education on the Jeanne Clery Act and Title IX have sparked a national dialogue around institutions' obligations to prevent and respond to sexual violence.On October 13-14, the Clery Center and the Victim Rights Law Center (VRLC) will bring together nonprofit, government, and institutional partners for a two-day conference in Philadelphia, Pa., to help campus professionals navigate the ways these federal laws and guidance overlap and, potentially, conflict. The event will feature nationally renowned experts, and will empower... Read More
#CleryEM Twitter Chat Transcript Now Available
On Wednesday, September 17, 2014, the Clery Center hosted a Twitter chat as part of this year's "Know More, Do More" National Campus Safety Awareness Month (NCSAM) campaign. Using the hashtag #CleryEM, participants shared ideas and solutions to build comprehensive emergency management programs on college and university campuses. The Twitter chat was made possible through the generous support of Margolis Healy, lead sponsors for NCSAM 2014. A transcript of the Twitter chat is available for download below. You can also view and continue to contribute to the conversation online using the hashtag #CleryEM. If you have any questions or have... Read More
AICCU Endorses the Collaborative Program
The Association of Independent California Colleges and Universities (AICCU) has announced a partnership with the Clery Center for Security On Campus that will bring comprehensive campus safety training and resources to California’s private, nonprofit colleges and universities through the Clery Center’s Collaborative Program. “We see great value in the Clery Center for Security On Campus’ multidisciplinary and campus team-based approach to training and education,” said Kristen Soares, President of AICCU. “This partnership will make our campuses safer by providing access to various up-to-date training opportunities for our member institutions... Read More
Viewpoint: Clery Act More Than Just Numbers
If you had asked me five years ago as a college student what the Jeanne Clery Act was, I wouldn’t have been able to tell you. Many critics of the law – most recently Forbes columnist George Leef  – would point to my ignorance as proof that the landmark federal mandate has failed. But even though I didn’t recognize the Clery Act, I knew firsthand – and expected - the protections and rights it afforded me.I knew that if something dangerous happened on campus – like the chemical lab spill that occurred during the summer of my junior year – that I’d learn about it through a text or email from my university. As a resident assistant, I also knew... Read More
Clery Center Store - Terms of Use Agreement
1.      OWNERSHIP OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY; LICENSES. The Center shall retain all right, title and interest, including, without limitation, all copyrights, trademarks, patents, trade secrets and any proprietary rights in and to all published materials and products, including, without limitation, any and all printed materials, DVDs, and/or webinars (collectively, the “Intellectual Property”). The Center hereby grants those purchasing products a limited, non exclusive, non sublicenseable, royalty-free license to use the Intellectual Property for the purposes of its Clery Act compliance and campus crime prevention (the “Permitted Uses”);... Read More
Viewpoint: Training Campus Security Authorities (CSAs)
This photo shows one of my favorite moments since joining the Clery Center over two years ago. Last month, I had the privilege of working with an incredible group of resident assistants and other students to film for part of our upcoming Campus Security Authority (CSA) training video.In 2008, I was in their shoes. I was an undergraduate student and resident assistant, trying to navigate my coursework, internships, part-time jobs, while managing a floor of 40 upperclassmen residents. Like the students in this photo, I was also a CSA responsible for reporting crimes under the Jeanne Clery Act.The trouble was that if you had asked me in 2008... Read More
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