Signed into law in 1990, the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act is a federal law, originally known as the Campus Security Act. The act is now referred to as the Clery Act. The law requires colleges and universities across the United States to disclose information about crime on and around their campuses. The law is tied to an institution's participation in federal student financial aid programs and it applies to most institutions of higher education both public and private. The Act is enforced by the United States Department of Education.
To ensure compliance with the Clery Act, Saginaw Valley State University must meet the following obligations:
1. Collect, classify, and count crime reports and crime statistics.
2. Issue crime alerts.
3. Publish an annual security report and fire safety report.
4. Submit crime and fire statistics to the United States Department of Education.
6. Disclose missing student notification procedures to resident students.
The following are Clery Act crimes and must be reported by Saginaw Valley State University:
For more information please review: Clery Crime Definitions (337KB)
Campus security authority is a Clery Act term that encompasses four groups of individuals and organizations associated with an institution. The four groups are as follows:
Pastoral counselor and professional counselors exempt by law.
A campus security authority is required by federal law to report Clery Act crimes or allegations of Clery Act crimes to University Police. Reports can be made by calling University Police at 989-964-4141 or by submitting the Campus Security Authority (CSA) Crime Reporting Form (437KB)