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The Clery Act is named in honor of Jeanne Clery, a college freshman of Lehigh University in Pennsylvania who was assaulted and murdered in her campus dorm room in 1986. After her death, Jeanne’s parents advocated for federal legislation to make colleges and universities safer, resulting in the enactment of the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, or Clery Act. The Act is a federal consumer protection law that aims to provide transparency around campus crime policy and statistics.

Under the Clery Act, UIC is required to:

  • Disseminate an Annual Security and Fire Safety Report to employees and students by every October 1st containing the last 3 years of crime and fire statistics, and safety and security policies, procedures, and programs;
  • Identify mandatory crime reporters, called Campus Security Authorities or CSAs;
  • Provide alerts to the campus community when there are imminent, serious or continuing threats to the health and safety of students or employees (UIC ALERTs and [URGENT] Public Safety Advisory emails);
  • Make available a daily crime and fire log for public viewing; and
  • Provide rights and options to survivors of Violence Against Women Act offenses (dating violence, domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking)