Clery Act Compliance

Introduction

The federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (20 USC §1092(f)), otherwise known as the Clery Act, is intended to encourage the reporting and collection of accurate campus crime statistics to promote crime awareness and enhance campus safety.  Under the Clery Act, statistics regarding certain incidents reported to the Department of Public Safety from various sources are required to be published annually in an Annual Security and Fire Safety Report. 

The Clery Act requires that certain campus officials who have significant responsibility for student and campus activities, known as Campus Security Authorities (CSAs), must report all Clery crimes of which they become aware to Public Safety.  The law requires this because some community members, students in particular, may be hesitant about reporting crimes to Public Safety but may be more inclined to report incidents to other campus officials.  The timely reporting of crimes by CSAs will assist Public Safety in accurately compiling statistics to be included in the Annual Security and Fire Safety Report.  It will also help determine the need to issue a timely warning of such crimes to the University community. 

If you have been notified by Public Safety that you are a CSA, you must report all Clery Act qualifying crimes to Public Safety on a timely basis.  You should use the form below to report such crimes.   You are also encouraged to report all other crimes to Public Safety. 

To review information on reportable Clery Act crimes, reportable disciplinary referrals and or the Clery Act locations that are reportable, please refer to the CSA Policy and other resources found on this site.

Questions and Comments

For questions regarding the policy, form or responsibilities as a CSA, please contact David Tedjeske via email at david.tedjeske@villanova.edu or via phone at 610-519-6982.