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The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (“Clery Act”), is named in memory of 19-year-old Jeanne Ann Clery, a Lehigh University first year who was raped and murdered in her residence hall room on April 5, 1986 by a fellow student whom she did not know. Institutions that participate in federal student financial aid programs must comply with the Clery Act. The Clery Act requirements include:

  1. Institutions must collect and publish certain crime statistics in an Annual Fire Safety and Security Report no later than October 1st.
  2. Institutions must publish a daily crime log, a fire log, issue timely warnings and notices to the campus community.
  3. Institutions must comply with the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA).

In order to comply with these requires, Winston-Salem State University produces and disseminates the Annual Fire Safety and Security Report each year, on or before October 1st. To comply with the crime statistics requirement, the institution collects information from the campus police, the local law enforcement agency, and from certain individuals and organizations that the Clery Act defines as “campus security authorities” (“CSAs”). The goal in collecting crime reports from CSAs rather than just from the police is to capture as many crime reports as possible. Professional mental health and religious counselors are exempt from reporting requirements. If you have any questions please contact the Clery Act Compliance Coordinator at (336) 750-2922.


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