The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act is the landmark federal law, originally known as the Campus Security Act, that requires colleges and universities across the United States to disclose information about crime on and around their campuses.
Because the law is tied to participation in federal student financial aid programs it applies to most institutions of higher education both public and private. It is enforced by the U.S. Department of Education.
The “Clery Act” is named in memory of 19 year old Lehigh University freshman Jeanne Ann Clery who was raped and murdered while asleep in her residence hall room on April 5, 1986.
In order to make current students and employees, as well as, applicants for enrollment or employment informed about campus security policies and campus crime statistics, the Police Department in collaboration with Student Affairs and other departments at the UNT Health Science Center publishes an annual report that meets all of the requirements of the Clery Act.