What is the the Cleary Act?

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The Cleary Act is a Subsection of United States Code that requires certain crime and security statistics to be published about Colleges and Universities by the College or University themselves. This Act was developed in response to the murder of Jeanne Cleary by Jeanne’s parents. Interestingly, the Act was originally signed into law in 1990 by George Bush under the name Crime Awareness and Campus Security Act of 1990 and was later renamed to the Cleary Act in 1998.

The Act requires an annual report by October 1st each year. The list of items to be reported is long and requires a thorough review if you are unfamiliar. Jeanne’s parents started Security On Campus, Inc. and they have a great website on this ACT and its details.  Learn more here http://www.securityoncampus.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=297%3Aclerysummary&catid=64%3Acleryact&Itemid=81

Title 20 Chapter 28, SubChapter IV, Part F, Section 1092(f)

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