The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act is the landmark federal law that requires colleges and universities across the United States to disclose information about crime on and around their campuses.
Here at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette our Police Department is dedicated to maintaining a safe and secure environment for learning and working. Because ULPD, like many campuses nation-wide, does experience some crime, their focus is for students, faculty, and staff to be aware of crime on campus. The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, is a federal law that requires colleges and universities to disclose annual information about campus crime. Each year the University files a report with the United States Department of Education stating the incidences of crime on campus.
The statistics include crimes reported directly to the UL Police Department, to local law enforcement agencies, and to “campus security authorities.” “Campus security authorities” are defined by the Clery Act as university officials who have “significant responsibility for student and campus activities, including, but not limited to, student housing, student discipline, and campus judicial proceedings.” Professional mental health and religious counselors are exempt from reporting requirements.
Visit the University Police website for additional information on the Clery Act.