Clery Compliance

To address campus safety and security at post-secondary institutions, Congress enacted the Crime Awareness and Campus Security Act of 1990, which amended the Higher Education Act of 1965. The 1998 amendments to this Act renamed it the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act in memory of Jeanne Clery. She was a freshman assaulted and slain in her dorm room while attending Lehigh University in 1986. This federal law is generally referred to as the Clery Act.

All institutions of post-secondary education, both public and private that participate in federal student aid programs must publish and disseminate an annual campus security report and make timely warnings of any ongoing threats to the campus community. Crime statistics are collected for various campus offenses, including sexual assault, burglary, and car theft; hate crimes; violence against women, including domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking; and disciplinary actions, including weapons law violations, drug abuse violations, and liquor law violations.

The College of Coastal Georgia publishes the Annual Fire Safety and Security Report and makes it available online upon request. The Report contains specific campus crime and arrest statistics, campus policies and practices intended to promote crime awareness, and campus safety and security measures.

Working together, being active and aware, we can ensure a safe and secure campus community.

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