The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (commonly known as the “Clery Act”) requires higher education institutions to publicly report statistics concerning the occurrence of certain criminal offenses involving students, faculty, staff or visitors.
The purpose of the Clery Act is to provide the campus community with timely, accurate and complete information about crime and the safety of campus so that they can make informed decisions to keep themselves safe.
The Office of Civil Rights and Title IX works collaboratively with campus partners to coordinate the university’s compliance activities regarding the Clery Act. KU’s Annual Security Report provides information about campus safety and security policies and procedures as well as crime information.
For more information on the Clery Act, please visit the U.S. Department of Education's Campus Security website.
What Crime Statistics are Reported?
- Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter
- Manslaughter by negligence
- Statutory rape
- Aggravated assault
- Motor vehicle theft
- All criminal offenses listed above (except manslaughter by negligence)
- Simple assault
- Destruction/damage/vandalism of property
Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) Offenses
- Domestic violence
- Dating violence
Arrests and Referrals for Disciplinary Action
- Weapon law violations
- Drug law violations
- Liquor law violations
What Locations are Covered?
Any building or property owned or controlled by an institution within the same reasonably contiguous geographic area and used by the institution in direct support of, or in a manner related to, the institution’s educational purposes, including residence halls; and any building or property that is within or reasonably contiguous to the area identified in paragraph (1) of this definition, that is owned by the institution but controlled by another person, is frequently used by students, and supports institutional purposes (such as food or other retail vendor).
On-Campus Residential Housing:
A subset of On-Campus Property location. Any student housing facility that is owned or controlled by the institution or is located on property that is owned or controlled by the institution and is within the reasonably contiguous geographic area that makes up the campus is considered an on-campus student housing facility.
Any building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or any building or property owned or controlled by an institution that is used in direct support of, or in relation to, the institution’s educational purposes, is frequently used by students, and is not within the same reasonably contiguous geographic area of the institution.
All public property, including thoroughfares, streets, sidewalks, and parking facilities, that is within the campus, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus.
Who Must Report Crimes?
Members of the community are helpful when they immediately report crimes or emergencies to the KU Police Department and/or primary Campus Security Authority (CSA) for purposes of including them in the annual statistical disclosure and assessing them for issuing a Timely Warning Notice, when deemed necessary.
Campus Security Authority (CSA) is a Clery Act specific term. CSAs who have significant responsibility for student and campus activities are required to report crimes to the KU Police Department or the Office of Civil Rights and Title IX. Examples of CSAs include, but are not limited to:
- Campus Police or Security
- Student Housing (including Resident Assistants)
- Student Conduct
- Director of Athletics
- Athletic Coaches
- Athletic Trainers
- Student Organization Advisors
- Title IX Coordinator
- Study Abroad Coordinators
- Human Resources
- Victim Advocates
If you have any questions about reporting requirements, or would like to discuss the specifics of an incident, please contact the Office of Civil Rights and Title IX at 785-864-6414.