Clery Act Training Customized Example For UNF

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All Universities that offer any level of federal financial aid must comply with this act as well the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) and Title IX. Each year, every University receiving financial aid must submit its on-campus crime statistics  to the Department of Education and make the Annual Security Report available for public review.  By taking this training seriously you are helping in ensuring complete compliance with both of these very important components of the Clery Act.  For any individual receiving this important training regarding the federally mandated Jeanne Clery Act we would ask that you take this training very seriously.


Because failing to follow the federal mandates as stipulated by the law may result in:

  • Physical or emotional harm to University’s students, employees or visitors
  • A serious financial penalty levied against the University, and
  • Presents a negative image to the public that could result in harming the University’s overall reputation.

This training is necessary for campus security authorities for several important reasons.

Chief among them are:


The Clery Act is designed to provide the prospective and current students and employees with three (3) categories: 

1). A Three- Year Crime Picture: statistics for the preceding three years concerning crimes occurring on or near campus,published in the Annual Security Report, annually, on or before October 1st ,  so students and their parents are educated so they can make informed decisions about which institution to attend or work for ; and

2). Notifications/Timely Warnings: Campus-Wide Warnings are called “Timely Warnings,” which inform the campus community when there is an immediate or continuing  risk to their personal safety. There are also “Emergency Notifications” which are significant emergency or dangerous situations involving an immediate threat to the campus community; and

3) Daily Crime & Fire Log:  The purpose of the daily crime log is to record all criminal incidents and fires and alleged criminal incidents and alleged fires that are reported to campus police or Department of Public Safety.

What is the basic and most important aspect of the Clery Act?

Answer: Clery Geography

The Clery Act is really about geography – and the proper recording of crimes reported on that geography. Clery requires that specified crimes reported to campus police, campus safety officers and or Campus Security Authorities be collected, classified and recorded by institutions in a single document called an Annual Security Report (ASR). The crimes recorded in the ASR do not have to be investigated, or result in an arrest or conviction. Once you understand clery geography and how it specifically relates to the geography of your University, your job will become easier to understand and execute properly, and the pace at which you can determine whether a crime is reportable for Clery will increase exponentially.



Course Syllabus

  • Module 1 - What Is The Clery Act? Why Does It Matter?

    • Introduction to the Clery Act by Chief Frank J. Mackesy
    • General Introduction
    • UNF Clery Training Information
    • Examples of Failures and Fines Part 1
    • Examples of Failures and Fines Part 2
    • Module Assessment
  • Module 2 - Clery Geography

    • Introduction to Clery Geography
    • On Campus
    • On-Campus Student Housing
    • Public Property
    • Non-Campus
    • Module Assessment
  • Module 3 - Clery Crimes

    • Reportable Crimes
    • Hate Crimes
    • Hate Crimes Continued
    • Violence Against Women Act
    • Arrests for Disciplanry Action
    • Module Assessment
  • Module 4 - CSA - Campus Security Authority

    • Who is a CSA?
    • CSA Exemptions
    • Duties of a CSA
    • Confidential Reporting
    • CSACIR - Reporting a Clery Crime
    • Module Assessment
  • Module 5 - Emergency Notifications - Part of the Clery Act Requirements

    • Timely Warnings
    • Contents of a Timely Warning
    • Emergency Notification
    • Reporting Options for Victims of Sexual Assault
    • Missing Student Notification
    • Resources
    • Module Assessment