What is the Clery Act?
The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, 20 U.S.C. § 1092(f), as amended (the “Clery Act”) is a federal law requiring all institutions of higher education receiving federal financial assistance under the programs authorized under Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 to disclose certain timely and annual information about campus crime and security policies. The Clery Act, named in memory of a Lehigh University freshman who was assaulted and murdered in her residence hall room in 1986, specifically requires that colleges and universities have in place and disclose the following policies, practices and procedures:
- Policies regarding procedures and facilities for students and others to report criminal actions or other emergencies on campus and regarding the university’s response to such reports
- Policy concerning security of and access to campus facilities, including residences, and security considerations used in the maintenance of campus facilities
- Campus law enforcement policies, including enforcement authority, and policies encouraging accurate and prompt reporting of crimes
- Description of the type and frequency of programs designed to inform students and employees about campus security procedures and crime prevention procedures and practices to encourage students and employees to be responsible for their own security and the security of others
- Annual reporting of statistics concerning the occurrence on campus, in or on non-campus buildings or property and on public property, the following criminal offenses: murder, forcible or non-forcible sex offenses, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, motor vehicle theft, manslaughter, arson, arrests or persons referred for campus disciplinary action for liquor law violations, drug-related violations and weapons possession, and crimes in which the victim is intentionally selected because of actual or perceived race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, ethnicity or disability
- Policy concerning the monitoring and recording through local police agencies of criminal activity at off-campus student organizations recognized by the university that are engaged in by university students, including student organizations with off-campus housing facilities
- Policy regarding possession, use and sale of alcoholic beverages and enforcement of state underage drinking laws
- Policy regarding possession, use and sale of illegal drugs and enforcement of federal and state drug laws
- Description of drug and alcohol abuse education programs
- Campus sexual assault programs and procedures to prevent sex offenses
Campus Security Authorities
The U.S. Department of Education defines campus security authorities as:
- A campus police department or a campus security department of an institution.
- Any individual or individuals who have responsibility for campus security but who do not constitute a campus police department or a campus security department (e.g., an individual who is responsible for monitoring the entrance into institutional property).
- Any individual or organization specified in an institution’s statement of campus security policy as an individual or organization to which students and employees should report criminal offenses.
- An official of an institution who has significant responsibility for student and campus activities, including, but not limited to, student housing, student discipline and campus judicial proceedings.
What is the role of a CSA?
The Tulsa Community College Campus Police Department encourages all members of the TCC community to report crimes to us on a timely basis. However, under the Clery Act, CSA's are required to report Clery Act qualifying crimes which occurred on campus, in public areas bordering campus, and in certain non-campus buildings owned or controlled (leased) by the College. The intent of including non-law enforcement personnel in the CSA role is to acknowledge that some community members and students, in particular, may be hesitant about reporting crimes to the police, but maybe more inclined to report incidents to other campus-affiliated individuals. The CSA report form can be downloaded from by clicking here. This PDF can printed, filled out, scanned, and emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you choose to type in the fillable PDF form, fill out all the required information. Then, when you want to save the form, click PRINT, change your printer to Adobe PDF, click print. This will cause a dialog box to show. Click SAVE and email a copy to email@example.com.
Annual Security Report
The ASR covers these and other topics of Student information.
- Emergency Response and Evacuation Procedures
- Crime Statistics
- Safety & Security
- Prevention Programs for Students
- Drug and Alcohol Prevention Programs
- Sexual Misconduct