Clery Act

The federal Clery Act requires higher education institutions to publicly report statistics concerning the occurrence of certain criminal offenses involving students, faculty, staff or visitors.

The Office of Student Affairs 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 Crimes are Covered?

  • Murder/non-negligent manslaughter.
  • Negligent manslaughter.
  • Sex offenses (forcible and non-forcible).
  • Robbery.
  • Aggravated assault.
  • Burglary.
  • Motor vehicle theft.
  • Arson.
  • Domestic violence.
  • Dating violence.
  • Stalking.
  • Liquor law violations.
  • Drug violations.
  • Illegal weapons possession.

(See Clery Act crime definitions.)

What Locations are Covered?

  • On campus.
  • University residence facilities.
  • Fraternity and sorority houses.
  • KU owned, controlled or leased property.
  • On streets and sidewalks bordering campus.
  • University sponsored activities or events.

Who Must Report Crimes?

University personnel who have significant responsibility for student and campus activities are required to report crime to the Office of Public Safety or the Office of the Vice Provost for Student Affairs. At a minimum the following persons must report:

  • Supervisors.
  • Resident assistants.
  • Judicial officers.
  • Deans.
  • Directors of student activities or programs.
  • Athletics directors
  • Team coaches.
  • Organization advisors.

If you have any questions about reporting requirements, or would like to discuss the specifics of an incident, please contact the Office of Student Affairs at 785-864-4060.