What is the Clery Act?
The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act or Clery Act requires all colleges and universities that participate in federal financial aid programs to report information about security policies and crimes statistics on and near their campus by October 1 of each year in an Annual Security Report. An Annual Fire Safety Report, containing fire safety information and fire statistics associated with on-campus student housing facilities, is also required by October 1 for institutions that have on-campus student housing facilities.
Reporting Criminal Incidents and Non-Emergency Police Calls
If you are victim of a crime or know someone who has been a victim of crime, you should contact the Texas A&M University Police Department (UPD) at (979) 845-2345 at the main College Station campus or campus police/security at your local campus.
For Emergency Situations
If a situation represents an immediate threat to life or property, please contact local authorities. If you require emergency assistance or believe a crime is in progress, call 9-1-1 to reach police, fire, or medical services.
Campus Security Authorities and their role in reporting?
The Clery Act requires institutions to collect crime reports from various individuals and organizations that Clery considers to be campus security authorities (CSAs) to include:
- University police officers and security officer and individuals outside university police who have campus security responsibilities
- Individuals or organizations specified in the Clery Annual Security Report to which students and employees could report crimes
- A university official who has significant responsibility for student and campus activities
- If you are a CSA and receive a report of an alleged crime that you believe was made in good faith, you are required to report the alleged crime to the official designated by the university to compile the institution’s Clery crime statistics. Designated officials vary by campus and may be the university police, campus security department, or another university official.
Contact information for individuals and offices who are designated to receive CSA crime reports can be found at the following link. Information is specific to each Texas A&M University campus.
CSA reports are used for determining statistical data disclosed in the annual security report. CSA reports are also evaluated for timely warning/emergency notification.
- Campus Security – Department of Education
- The Handbook for Campus Safety and Security Reporting – Department of Education
- TAMU University Police Crime Prevention Resources
- Related Laws and Guidance
Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act; 20 U.S.C., Section 1092[f], as amended.