The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act ("Clery Act"), is named in memory of 19-year-old Jeanne Ann Clery, a Lehigh University first year who was raped and murdered in her residence hall room on April 5, 1986
by a fellow student whom she did not know. Institutions that participate in federal student financial aid programs must comply with the Clery Act. The Clery Act requirements include:
- Institutions must collect and publish certain crime statistics in an Annual Fire Safety and Security Report no later than October 1.
- Institutions must publish a daily crime log, a fire log, issue timely warnings and notices to the campus community.
- Institutions must comply with the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA).
In order to comply with these requires, Shaw University produces and disseminates the Annual Fire Safety and Security Report each year, on or before October 1. To comply with the crime statistics requirement, the institution collects information from
the campus police, the local law enforcement agency, and from certain individuals and organizations that the Clery Act defines as "campus security authorities" ("CSAs"). The goal in collecting crime reports from CSAs rather than just from the police
is to capture as many crime reports as possible. Professional mental health and religious counselors are exempt from reporting requirements. If you have any questions please contact the Clery Act Compliance Coordinator at 919-546-8230
Frequently Asked Questions
Campus Security Authority
|CAMPUS SECURITY AUTHORITY (CSA)
- A CSA is defined by the Clery Handbook to include campus police/security, any employee with significant responsibility for students and campus activities.
- CSAs have a legal obligation to notify Shaw University's Campus Police and Security of any Clery crimes made known to them.
- At the request of the victim(s), identifying information may be excluded from the Report as long as the incident does NOT overlap with Title IX (sexual misconduct).
Exemptions: Any individual who is acting as a professional or pastoral counselor at the time they receive a report is not considered to be a CSA and is not under a legal obligation to report.
- The first CSA who becomes aware of any crime, is responsible for notifying Shaw University's Campus Police and Security. If Campus Police and Security is already aware of the incident, CSAs are not required to report. However, when
in doubt, report.
- To report go to the Campus Police and Security page, complete the CSR Form to the best of your ability, scan
and send to firstname.lastname@example.org.
On Campus Confidential Resources for Support
- Human Resources - 919-546-8309
Counseling Center - 919-546-8525
- University Chaplain - 919-546-8491
- Wellness Medical Staff - 919-546-6324