The Clery Act

The Clery Act, formally known as the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, is a federal law that requires colleges and universities to disclose information about crime on and around their campuses. Overall, the Clery Act aims to promote transparency and accountability in campus safety by ensuring that students, staff, and the public have access to information about crime on and around college campuses, allowing them to make informed decisions about their safety.

Compliance Requirements include:

  • Collect, classify, and count crime reports and statistics;

  • Submit crime statistics to the U.S. Department of Education each fall via the prescribed method;

  • Issue campus alerts to immediately notify the campus community of a significant emergency or dangerous situation;   

  • Issue timely warning notices to alert the campus community of a Clery Act crime that poses a serious or continuing threat;

  • Compile and disseminate an Annual Security Report (ASR) that includes crime statistics relating to IECC properties and other pertinent geographic locations, safety and security-related policy statements, crime-reporting instructions, prevention programs, and other subject-matter mandated by the Clery Act. 

To ensure awareness of important information found within the ASR, current students and employees are provided the Annual Security Report semiannually via email. Prospective students  and employees are also advised of the ASR upon applying. A hard-copy of the report is available by request at any college or the district office.