Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act

In 1991, the Student Right-to-Know and Campus Security Act was enacted by Congress. It required colleges to report the three previous years of crime statistics, campus security information, and policies. The act was amended in 1992, 2008, and most recently in 2015; Congress significantly amended the law, expanding the reporting criteria.

In 1998, President Clinton signed an amendment renaming the act the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act and additionally required that crimes motivated by hate or bias be included in the statistics. In 2008, the Higher Education Opportunity Act added additional requirements for reporting; including but not limited to: emergency response and evacuation procedures, expanding the list of crimes motivated by hate or bias, reporting of fire safety information, and establishing a missing student notification policy.

Statistics are provided to everyone as part of Buena Vista University’s commitment to safety and security on campus. These statistics are compiled annually and include any CLERY reportable crime reports received by local law enforcement and Campus Security, as well as from University officials with significant responsibility for student and campus activities. The report also includes institutional policies concerning campus security; such as policies concerning alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, the reporting of crimes, sexual assault, and other matters.

In compliance with the “Act,” Buena Vista University’s Campus Security has published this report to provide its students, employees, and visitors with an overview of the University’s security resources, policies, and procedures, as well as crime statistics. The report is updated annually and is provided to all students, employees, and applicants for admission and employment, as well as anyone who requests a copy.