Latest News from the Clery Center for Security On Campus

Our Resolution To You
In 2012, the Clery Center for Security On Campus experienced significant transformation, changing our name and logo to honor the Clery family and refocusing our role as a collaborative partner that bridges the gaps between institutions, parents, students, campus crime victims, and other organizations.More than ever, we recognize the importance of this work. This year's news cycle included far too many tragedies involving gun violence, sexual violence and crime on college/university campuses, and in communities across the country.In 2013, we remain committed to:cultural change to end violence on college and university campuses;support for... Read More
Western Colorado State University
Western State Colorado University Training
On Wednesday, November 14, 2012, the Clery Center partnered with Western State Colorado University (WSCU), Ballard Spahr LLP, and SurvJustice to provide training on sexual violence, Title IX, and the Jeanne Clery Act. Western State Colorado University is one of five institutions participating in a collaborative documentary project focusing on sexual assault on college campuses. For the project, professors and student filmmakers will work together to create films that will increase the dialogue around sexual assault and provide education to the campus community about this very important issue. The documentaries will then be distributed... Read More
Campus SaVE: A Student's Perspective
By Michelle, a college juniorAs a student advocate on a college campus, I know that the Campus Sexual Violence Elimination Act (Campus SaVE) is a piece of legislation that could affect how sexual violence, domestic abuse, and stalking will be seen on college campuses.Students have a tendency to believe their campus is a safe haven, untouched by crime. By mandating disclosure of campus crimes, students will be aware of the possible dangers and can take precautionary measures to limit their risk.Too often, I see victims retraumatized by the messy proceedings after an event has occurred. Trained authorities should support these survivors and... Read More
Arlen Specter
On the passing of Senator Arlen Specter
Throughout his political career, Arlen Specter was a true advocate for campus safety. As District Attorney of Philadelphia, he supported and represented victims of campus crime and he continued to do so through legislation while in the United States Senate. Senator Specter sponsored the Jeanne Clery Act – giving it its formal name of the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act – and on the 20th Anniversary of Jeanne Clery’s death, he spoke to the Senate floor in support of the National Campus Safety Awareness Month. In 2006, Senator Specter presided over a field hearing on “Campus Crime: Compliance... Read More
Celebrating 25 Years
 For the Clery Center's 25th Anniversary Edition of the Campus Safety Connection, some of the Clery Center's partners shared what they value about the organization. The Clery Center celebrates 25 years and countless accomplishments because of the support, generosity, and commitment of the people who continue to join us in serving our mission to prevent violence on college and university campuses throughout the United States.   Dr. Alice P. GastPresident, Lehigh University "Lehigh University commends the Clery Center for Security on Campus for its work developing solutions for the complex issues around student safety. We honor the incredible... Read More
Clery Center Marks 25th Anniversary
On October 5, 2012, the Clery Center for Security On Campus hosted a day-long Proceeding in Partnership conference which gathered policy makers, university leaders, and campus security experts to share best practices and shine a light on the ongoing need to prevent crime and sexual violence at colleges and universities.The conference marked the Clery Center's 25th anniversary and inaugurated the organization's renewed focus on the prevention of campus violence through training and education of college and university faculty, staff, administrators, parents and students. This June, for example, the Center worked with Penn State University to... Read More
Statement from Clery Center for Security On Campus in response to increased Clery Act fines
On October 2, 2012, the U.S. Department of Education announced an increase in the per-violation fine for the Jeanne Clery Act. The fine now stands at $35,000 per violation, up from $27,500. A full copy of the announcement can be found at the Federal Register. “We recognize the need for fine amounts to increase with inflation,” said Alison Kiss, Executive Director of the Clery Center for Security On Campus. “Our primary objective, however, is to end the need for such fines by providing the necessary education to support institutional compliance with the letter and spirit of the law.  The Clery Center focuses on prevention through best and... Read More
Safe Campus, Strong Voices campaign
September is National Campus Safety Awareness Month (NCSAM) and over 100 colleges nationwide are participating in Safe Campus, Strong Voices, a campaign created by the partnership of two national nonprofits PAVE: Promoting Awareness, Victim Empowerment and the Clery Center for Security On Campus.This year’s “Safe Campus, Strong Voices” campaign focuses on prevention and victim empowerment and provides tangible tools for both men and women to work together to shatter the silence of campus violence and create a safer campus. Education, awareness and bystander engagement are crucial in tackling this important issue.National Campus Safety... Read More
Save SaVE!
Dear friends and supporters,Time is running out to help protect millions of students across the country.  The Campus Sexual Violence Elimination Act (Campus SaVE) is stuck in political gridlock in Congress, with the House removing this critical component of VAWA reauthorization and the Senate keeping it intact. Domestic violence, dating violence, stalking, and sexual violence are issues that affect us all. Tell Congress these are not partisan issues; they demand bipartisan support and action. According to a recent survey by Love is Not Abuse ( of dating college women report experiencing violent or abusive dating... Read More
Press Release: 25th Anniversary Event
Press Release: New Name, Renewed Commitment
 Wayne, PA – Aug. 6, 2012 - Security On Campus, Inc., the nation’s leading nonprofit campus safety advocacy organization, has changed its name to the Clery Center for Security On Campus (“Clery Center”).In honor of its new name and to celebrate the organization’s 25th anniversary, the Clery Center will host Proceeding In Partnership from Oct. 4-5, 2012. The conference will take place at the Capital Hilton in Washington, D.C. Participants are invited to join the Center’s staff, board, and special guests on the evening of Oct. 4 for a reception celebrating 25 years of promoting safer campus communities nationwide.“We are thrilled to celebrate... Read More