Clery Act Overview

The Clery Act is a consumer protection law geared toward providing transparency about campus crime statistics and campus safety policies. Among other things, the Clery Act requires all colleges and universities that participate in federal student aid programs to disclose information about specific campus policies, and to publish crime statistics reported to Campus Security Authorities that occur on specific campus geography. We invite you to browse this website to learn more about the Clery Act. You'll learn how Chico State complies with the regulations by ensuring that appropriate safety programs are in place, and that the campus community has access to relevant information to stay safe.

Clery Act History

In April of 1986, at Lehigh University in Pennsylvania, a student named Jeanne Clery was raped and murdered in her dorm room. At that time, there was no requirement for universities to publish statistics about campus crime. Jeanne’s parents, Connie and Howard Clery, lobbied Congress to pass legislation that would help provide information to current and prospective members of campus communities to aid them in making informed decisions about their safety. The Clery Act was signed into law in 1990 and has undergone numerous amendments since that time.

The best education in the world is useless if a student doesn't survive with a healthy body and mind.”

-Connie and Howard Clery

                                          Jeanne Clery

                               Jeanne Clery; photo provided by Clery Center

Clery Center Collaborative

Chico State partners with the Clery Center to improve our campus safety and compliance with Clery Act regulations. Each year, the Clery Center reviews Chico State’s Annual Security Report (PDF) and provides feedback. Read more about the Clery Center’s mission and collaborative efforts(opens in new window).