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Clery Act

Clery Act

The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act is the landmark federal law that requires colleges and universities across the United States to disclose information about crime on and around their campuses. The intent of this legislation is to better inform the public as well as university communities of crime and safety information.
 
The McNeese State University Police Department is dedicated to maintaining a safe and secure environment for learning and working. Because MSU-PD, like many urban campuses, does experience some crime, the University Police Department wants students, faculty, and staff to be aware of crime on campus. The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, is a federal law that requires colleges and universities to disclose annual information about campus crime. Each year the University files a report with the United States Department of Education stating the incidences of crime on campus.
 
The tables listed in the 'Annual Security Report' and also listed in the 'Crime Statistics' tab, reflect the number of incidents for the crimes of homicide, manslaughter, forcible and non-forcible sex offenses, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, motor vehicle theft, and arson that occur on or near campus for the previous three calendar years. Also included in the tables are arrests/disciplinary referrals for drug law violations, liquor violations, and weapon violations and bias-related crimes. The statistics include crimes reported directly to the University Police Department, to local law enforcement agencies, and to "campus security authorities." "Campus security authorities" are defined by the Clery Act as university officials who have "significant responsibility for student and campus activities, including, but not limited to, student housing, student discipline, and campus judicial proceedings." Professional mental health and religious counselors are exempt from reporting requirements.
 
For additional information on the Clery Act please visit: http://www.ed.gov/admins/lead/safety/campus.html