The Clery Center for Security On Campus is proud of its legislative accomplishments. We continue to support initiatives that advance our mission. To learn more about our current policy work, visit our Current Legislation page.
Crime Awareness and Campus Security Act of 1990 (1990)-Requires colleges and universities to automatically provide current students and staff with basic campus crime statistics and security policies. Prospective students and staff are to be notified of the availability of this information and to be given it upon request.
Buckley Amendment Clarification (1992)-Records kept by campus police and security for law enforcement purposes are not confidential "education" records under federal law.
Campus Sexual Assault Victims' Bill of Rights (1992)-Requires colleges and universities to afford campus sexual assault survivors certain basic rights, including assistance notifying the police. Schools must have policies in place to address campus sexual assault.
Campus Courts Disclosure Provision (1998)-The final results of student disciplinary cases where a student has been found to have broken a school rule in association with a crime of violence or non-forcible sex offense are no longer protected from disclosure under federal student privacy laws. Victim information is protected.
Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (1998)-Amends the 1990 Campus Security Act to eliminate loopholes and expand reporting requirements. Statistics for certain off-campus areas have to be disclosed and schools with a security department must maintain a daily crime log.
Campus Sex Crimes Prevention Act (2000)-Provides for the collection and disclosure of information about convicted, registered sex offenders either enrolled in or employed at institutions of higher education.
National Campus Safety Awareness Month (2008)-Congress formally expressed their unanimous support for the Clery Center's partnership with colleges and universities across the country each September to increase awareness of campus safety issues.
Higher Education Opportunity Act (2008)-Adds emergency response and notification provisions to the Clery Act; expands existing statement of policy on the law enforcement authority of campus security personnel; expands hate crime statistics reported under the Clery Act to include larceny-theft, simple assault, intimidation and vandalism.; establishes safeguards for “whistleblowers and requires the U.S. Department of Education to report to Congress annually on Clery Act compliance and their work to implement the law.
Campus Crime Statistics Reporting Laws (1988-2000)-Pennsylvania, Florida, Tennessee, Louisiana, California, New York, Massachusetts, Delaware, Wisconsin, Washington, Virginia, Connecticut, Texas and Kentucky (Michael Minger Act).
Campus Crime Log Laws-Massachusetts, West Virginia, Oklahoma, Tennessee, California, Minnesota, Pennsylvania, and Kentucky (Michael Minger Act).
Off-Campus Crime Reporting Laws-Tennessee and Georgia.
Campus Sex Offender Registration Requirements-California and Tennessee.
Campus Courts Disclosure Requirement-Tennessee.
Joint Investigation Of Campus Murders & Rapes-Tennessee (Robert 'Robbie' Nottingham Campus Crime Scene Investigation Act of 2004), South Carolina (Jessica Horton Act).