Since the early 1990s, colleges and universities receiving federal government funding have been legally required to disclose information about crime on and near their campuses. The specific statute that mandates disclosure is the Clery Act, short for the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics.
So what exactly does the Clery Act require colleges and universities (including individual campuses within a larger university system) to disclose? As administrators know all too well, the list of Clery Act requirements for crimes perpetrated on campus - or within what’s defined as Clery Act geography - is quite extensive, running the gambit from criminal offenses, hate crimes, and Violence Against Women Act offenses to arrests and referrals for disciplinary action for weapons. Further Clery Act requirements extend to emergency response and evacuation mandates, as well.