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Campus Security Authorities


The Jeanne Clery Campus Security Policy & Crime Statistics Disclosure Act and what you need to know if you are a Campus Security Authority (CSA) at the University of Houston.

What is the Clery Act?

Jeanne Clery, a 19-year-old Lehigh University freshman, was assaulted and murdered in her dorm room in 1986. In 1998 the “Student Right-to-Know and Campus Security Act” was renamed in her memory. The Clery Act was enacted in the belief that crime awareness can prevent campus victimization.

The law requires colleges and universities receiving federal funding to prepare, publish, and distribute, by October 1 of each year, campus safety and security policies and crime statistics. The University of Houston does this in the form of an Annual Security and Fire Safety Report. University community members are notified annually of its availability, and how and where to access the report. The Department of Education is responsible for Clery Act compliance and enforcement.

Please choose a topic from the left hand column to get more important information about the Clery Act and your role.