CSU Police - The Clery Act

The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security and campus Crime Statistics Act is the landmark federal law that requires colleges and universities to disclose information on security policies and timely, annual information about crime on and around campus.

Campus Safety (Clery Act) Policies

Policy ID: 6-6023-003
Category: Public Safety/Risk Management
Effective Date: 1/1/2008
CSU Police Department-6023
(970) 491-6425


The Clery Act was originally known as the "Crime Awareness and Campus Security Act of 1990." The original act requires colleges and universities to disclose information about crime on and around their campuses. It was amended in 1992 to add a requirement that schools afford the victims of campus sexual assault certain basic rights, and was amended again in 1998 to expand the reporting requirements. Subsequent amendments in 2000 and 2008 added provisions dealing with registered sex offender notification and campus emergency response, respectively. The 2008 amendments also added a provision to protect crime victims, "whistleblowers", and others from retaliation.

The Clery Act makes a number of University employees "Campus Security Authorities" (CSAs) with specific responsibilities for reporting certain crimes. Because the definition of a CSA is quite broad, some employees who may be considered CSAs may not realize this fact. If you are involved in any aspect of campus security and safety, student affairs, or direct interaction with students as part of your assigned duties, please review the Notice: Campus Security Authorities document below. If you have any questions about CSAs please contact the Office of Policy & Compliance.

More Information can be found on the CSU Police website