Summary of the Clery Act

The Clery Act is named in memorial to Jeanne Clery, a student at Lehigh University, who was murdered by an individual who broke into her campus residence. Although the assailant received the death penalty, Jeanne’s parents soon discovered that there was not a national law requiring colleges and universities to have a standardized way to report crime. Because of this situation, parents like them were unable to make a determination about how safe their child’s “home away from home” was.

The purpose of the information in this publication is to comply with requirements set forth under the 1998 Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Safety & Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (20 USC § 1092(f)), previously known as the Student Right-to-Know and Campus Security Act of 1990, as amended. The act is commonly referred to as the “Clery Act,” and this report, commonly called the “Clery Report.” The Clery Report is published annually before October 1 of each year. The 2020 publication is an exception and was extended as directed by the U.S. Education Department, triggered by the National response to COVID-19. Portions of this report are also provided in compliance with requirements of The Campus Sexual Violence Elimination (SaVE) Act (20 USC § 1092(f)), a part of the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013 (VAWA), passed as a complement to the Title IX Guidance by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR). This report is updated on an annual basis and is disseminated to all University students, faculty, staff, and interested individuals via web distribution. Upon request, North Greenville University will provide this report in printed format to any applicant for enrollment or employment, as well as to any current student, faculty, staff, or interested individuals. Contact NGU Campus Safety and Security for more information.

The Clery Act requires all institutions of higher education which receive federal financial assistance to produce an Annual Security and Fire Safety Report, which may be reviewed by current and future students and employees.

Under the Clery Act, the University is required to:

1. Collect, classify, and count crime reports for specific types of crimes that occur within three geographical categories known as campus property, non-campus property, and public property;

2. Submit those crime statistics and statistics related to fires that occur in on-campus student housing facilities, to the United States Department of Education by the first of October each year;

3. Publish an Annual Security and Fire Safety Report compiled of the above listed statistics and include University safety-related policies making it available to be reviewed by current and future students and employees;

4. Maintain and make available to the public a daily crime log that catalogs alleged criminal activity occurring on-campus as well as a daily fire log that catalogs fires occurring in on-campus student residential facilities;

5. Issue “emergency notifications” and “timely warnings” through campus alerts to the University community in a timely fashion stating that there is an immediate or ongoing threat to the health or safety of the University community;

6. Develop notification procedures for missing students who reside in campus housing.


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