Campus review of the draft Crime Awareness and Campus Security (CLERY Act) policy

To: UC Santa Cruz Community

From: Sarah Latham, Vice Chancellor, Business and Administrative Services

The Office of the President invites comments on a proposed new policy for Crime Awareness and Campus Security (Clery Act).

The Clery Act (otherwise officially known as the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, section 485 of the Higher Education Act, codified at 20 U.S.C. 1092 (f)) is a federal law requiring colleges and universities across the United States that receive Title IV funding to disclose information about particular crimes on and around their campuses and related policies. It is the policy of the University to comply with its obligations under the Clery Act and California law.

In accordance with statutory requirements, the University strives to ensure students, faculty, and other academic appointees, and staff employees (the “University Community”), have access to accurate information about crimes committed on and around the Campus; as well as, access to University-wide security policies and related local campus procedures and a confidential reporting process for victims and witnesses. This Policy describes roles and responsibilities for the University Community related to compliance with legal requirements regarding crime reporting, awareness, and prevention.

Comments may be submitted to the UC Santa Cruz Policy Coordination Office at by the close of business Friday, November 10, 2017.