Jeanne Clery Compliance Statement
Clery Act Disclosure Statement
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), with implementing regulations in the U.S. Code of Federal Regulations at 34 CFR 668.46. The Clery Act amended the Higher Education Act of 1965 and requires all colleges and universities that participate in federal financial aid programs to collect, disclose, publish and retain statistical information about “Clery Reportable Crimes" that occur within the "Clery Geography" of Albany State University Campus.
The Clery Act requires Albany State University to publish and distribute an annual report containing crime statistics for the 3 previous years, security-related policy statements and procedures, fire safety requirements, local regulations, as well as ongoing crime prevention and education programs to improve campus safety. The University is required to conduct a review to evaluate the effectiveness of the practices and implement changes to enhance services provided to students, faculty and staff as necessary.
The Albany State University Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is accessible online on the university website. You can find the most recent report here. A physical copy of the report may be obtained by contacting the ASU PD Clery Coordinator, Sammi Yarbrough, by calling 229-500-3267. Additionally, an e-mail notification is sent to all faculty, staff, and enrolled students with a direct link to access the report by October 1st of each year. All prospective employees may obtain a copy from Human Resources located in the B.R. Tilley Academic Services K Building Room #111 on West Campus.
Daily Activity Log
The links below will lead you to the Daily Activity Log. The log contains information
about police activity, Clery reportable crimes, fire alarms, fire drills, and reports
of fire in on-campus student housing facilities. The log does not contain any identifying information. Victim and/or suspect names are never included
in the daily activity log and are confidential. The Department of Education requires
colleges to update these logs within two business days of the crime report and to
make the log available to the public during all business hours. Records are retained for 7 years.
Crime Statistics, Arrests, & Disciplinary Action Referral Statistics
The links below will lead you to the Clery Reportable Crime Statistics and the Arrest
& Disciplinary Action Referral Statistics.
On-Campus Residential Fire Statistics
The links below will lead you to the On-Campus Residential Fire Statistics.
CLERY ACT ESSENTIALS
Albany State University is committed to ensuring that the university remains in compliance with the Clery Act. Albany State University Police Department maintains the Daily Activity Log. It is updated Monday-Friday with pertinent information regarding crimes that have been reported. The victim's and/or suspect's information is never published or included in these reports; they contain the nature of, the date of, the time of, and the general location of each incident. Emergency Notifications and Timely Warnings are issued to notify the campus community of serious or ongoing threats to the safety of students, faulty, and staff. For more information regarding Emergency Notifications, Timely Warnings, and Blackboard Connect5 navigate here.
What is Clery Geography? Clery Geography is the geographic area for which Albany State University is responsible for disclosing crime statistics. The following areas describe Albany State University’s Clery Geography:
- On-Campus Residential: Inside residential halls.
- On-Campus: Everywhere else on campus.
- Non-Campus: Buildings or property owned and/or controlled by Albany State University that is used in direct support of/in relation to educational purposes, is frequently used by students and is not within the same reasonably contiguous geographic area of the university.
- Public Property: Property that is within, or immediately adjacent to, and accessible from the campus.
What are Clery Reportable Crimes? Clery reportable crimes statistics include those offenses reported to the Albany State University Police Department, local law enforcement agencies, and designated Campus Security Authorities (including but not limited to directors, deans, department heads, housing staff, judicial affairs, advisors to student/student organizations, and athletic coaches). These crimes include:
- Murder/Non-Negligent Manslaughter
- Manslaughter by Negligence
- Statutory Rape
- Aggravated Assault
- Motor Vehicle Theft
- Hate Crimes: any of the Clery Reportable Crimes including bodily injury to any person
in which the victim is intentionally selected because if the actual or perceived category
of bias including: race, gender, gender identity, national origin, religion, sexual
orientation, ethnicity, or disability.
- Simple Assault
- Destruction of/Damage to/Vandalism of Property
Institutions are required to disclose statistics regarding Disciplinary Action Referrals and Arrests for the following crimes:
- Liquor Law Violations
- Drug/Narcotic Violations
- Weapon Law Violations
The Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) amendments to the Clery Act expand the rights afforded to campus survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. Colleges and universities must include statistical data regarding incidents of VAWA Crimes. For Clery Reporting Purposes these crimes are defined as:
- Domestic Violence: violence committed by a person who is a current or former spouse or intimate partner of the victim, is cohabitating, or has cohabitated, with the victim or shares a child in common with the victim.
- Dating Violence: violence committed by a person who is or has been in a social relationship of a romantic or intimate nature with the victim.
- Stalking: engaging in a course of conduct directed at a specific person that would cause a reasonable person to fear for his or her safety or the safety of others; or suffer substantial emotional distress.
Are victims protected?
Yes. Under the Clery Act, any student or employee who becomes a victim of dating violence, domestic violence, sexual assault, and/or stalking (whether on or off campus) has the right to receive written explanation of their rights and options. Victims are protected against retaliation by an institution, officer, employee, or agent of an institution for exercising their rights under the Clery Act.
What is retaliation?
Retaliation includes: intimidation, threats, coercion, discrimination, or any other form of negative action.