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Texas Tech Clery Compliance


Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (The Clery Act)

In 1990, Congress passed the Crime Awareness and Campus Security Act (CACSA) amendments to the Higher Education Act of 1965 (HEA). Amendments to CACSA in 1998 renamed the law to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act) in memory of a student who was murdered in her residence hall room. In 2013, Congress passed the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act (VAWA), which included additional amendments to the Clery Act. The VAWA amendments added requirement that institutions must disclose statistics, policies and programs related to dating violence, domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking, among other changes.

The Clery Act is a consumer protection law that federally mandates all institutions of higher education who participate in the federal student financial aid program to disclose campus crime statistics and other security information to the campus community and general public. In addition, as required by the Higher Education Opportunity Act, Texas Tech University (TTU) publishes a Fire Safety Report and provides Missing Student information for those locations where TTU maintains on-campus student housing facilities. The Fire Safety Report contains information about the University's fire prevention practices and systems, as well as fire-related statistics. The Clery Act affects virtually all public and private institutions of higher education and is enforced by the U.S. Department of Education (ED). Campuses that fail to comply with the act can be penalized with large fines and may be suspended from participating in the federal financial aid program.

All of the above information is made publicly available through the University's Annual Security and Fire Safety Report. Below is a more in-depth look at requirements under the Clery Act.

  • Publish an annual report by October 1st, containing three years of campus crime and fire safety statistics and certain campus security policy statements.
  • Disclose crime statistics for the campus, public areas immediately adjacent to or running through the campus, and certain non-campus facilities and remote classrooms.
  • Provide “timely warning” notices of crimes which have occurred and pose an ongoing threat to the safety of students and employees.
  • Issue an emergency notification, upon the confirmation of a significant emergency or dangerous situation involving an immediate threat to the health or safety of students and/or employees occurring on campus.
  • Disclose in a public crime log, all crimes and alleged crimes which occurred on campus or within the patrol jurisdiction of campus police reported to the campus police.
  • Disclose missing student notification procedures pertaining to students residing in any on-campus student housing facilities.
  • Maintain in a public fire log, a record of any fire which occurred in an on-campus student housing facility.
  • Submit collected crime and fire statistics to the U.S. Department of Education.

Texas Tech Clery Compliance