The Clery Act: How campus safety gets tracked

Thursday, January 25, 2024

The Clery Act requires federally funded universities to release an annual report listing the number of specific violent crimes occurring on campus, adjacent to campus, in any educational buildings commonly used by students and in locations school and club trips visit. This report is supposed to give a general measure of the safety of a campus, so students deciding on where they want to go can make an informed decision. Timely warning notifications are also required to be given out to students, often through email, if campus officials see a threat students need to be warned about to remain safe. For example, last semester on Nov. 5, UM students received an email from Clery Compliance stating a man grabbed a woman outside the Dornblaser complex and included a description of the man and several tips for staying safe. 

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