Welcome to Clery Compliance at CU Boulder!
What is the Clery Act
The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act or Clery Act, was signed into law in 1990 as a means of consumer protection and transparency to university constituents. It has become a well-known federal law that requires colleges and universities who receive federal funding to comply with a wide array of efforts to promote campus safety, security, and transparency. In accordance with this federal law, CU Boulder works to ensure full compliance with it's obligations, and further, work to ensure our campus community understands this information. Learn more here!
What does the University do?
To ensure compliance with the Clery Act, CU must meet obligations in the following three broad categories: (1) Policy and Statistics Disclosure; (2) Records Collection and Retention; and (3) Training and Information Dissemination.
Policy and Statistics Disclosure — CU must provide the campus community and the interested public with accurate statements of current policies and practices regarding procedures for students and others to report criminal actions or other emergencies on campus, security of and access to campus facilities, and campus law enforcement. Additionally, CU outlines procedures and polices related to campus safety, prevention and education iniaititves, and statistics of Clery Act crimes.
Data Collection and Retention — CU keeps campus records of crimes reported on campus to CSAs, makes a reasonable good faith effort to obtain certain crime statistics from appropriate law enforcement agencies to include in the Annual Security & Fire Safety Report, and keeps a daily crime log open for public review. To learn more about these statisitics, visit the ASFSR section or review the Daily Crime Log linked in the Resources tab.
Training and Information Dissemination — To provide members of the campus community with information needed to make informed personal safety decisions, CU actively provides:
Timely Warnings of any Clery Act crimes that represents an ongoing threat to the safety of students and employees, or an Emergency Notificaiton(s) upon confirmation of a significant emergency or dangerous situation involving an immediate threat to the health or safety of students or employees occurring on CU Boulder campus.
More information regarding timely warnings and emergency notifications can be found on CU Boulder Alerts webpage.
CU Boulder has expanded it's emergency notificaiton area. Read more here and see a map of the pilot expansion.
Annual Security & Fire Safety Report, and makes the report available to all current students, employees, and the interested public. We further ensure the report is made available to prospective students and employees. CU also informs the campus community where to obtain information regarding registered sex offenders, and submit crimes and statistics to the institution.
Trainings for CSAs and interested personnel to understand their reporting obligations under the Clery Act, and further serve as a trusted entity of the organization.
Clery Compliance Program
CU Boulder takes the responsibility of campus safety and security serioursly. To continue to operationalize this work at CU Boulder, we're continuning to build a Clery Compliance Program that reaches the organization at large. Our goal is to institutionalize this act in a meaningful way, and further, ensure the act is being engaged with across the organization.
If you want to learn more about the Clery Compliance Program at CU, please contact Clery@Colorado.EDU.