Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Police and Crime Statistics Act
The law is named for Jeanne Clery, a 19-year-old Lehigh University freshman who was raped and murdered in her campus residence hall in 1986. The backlash against unreported crimes on numerous campuses across the country led to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act. More commonly referred to as the Clery Act, signed in 1990, was originally known as the Crime Awareness and Campus Security Act.
The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act or Clery Act is a federal statute codified at 20 U.S.C. § 1092(f).
The Clery Act requires all colleges and universities that participate in federal financial aid programs to keep and disclose information about crime on and near their respective campuses. Compliance is monitored by the United States Department of Education, which can impose civil penalties against institutions.
The staff here at Gulf Coast State College is dedicated to providing its college community with all of the information required by the Clery Act. Below you will find the Annual Security Report produced each year by Gulf Coast State College in conjunction with the Florida State University Panama City Campus Police Department.