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JEANNE CLERY ACT

The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act) is a federal mandate requiring all institutions of higher education that participate in the federal student financial aid program to disclose certain timely and annual information about campus crime, and security and safety policies. In addition, as required by the Higher Education Opportunity Act, SIU publishes a Fire Safety Report and provides Missing Student information for those locations where SIU 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 IHEs 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.

Collect, classify, and count crime reports and statistics related to crime.

Issue timely warnings or emergency notifications that represent an ongoing threat to the safety of students, employees or campus community

Publish an annual security report containing safety and security-related policy statements and crime statistics, distribute it to all current students and employees.

Maintain a daily crime log of alleged criminal incidents which is open to public inspection.

Disclose missing student notification procedures that pertain to students residing in on-campus student housing facilities.

Disclose fire statistics and safety information related to on-campus student housing facilities. 

Identify Campus Security Authorities (CSA).

Submit crime statistics to the US Department of Education.

Provide information on registered sex offenders.