New UC policy on the Clery Act and Campus Safety and Security Reporting

To: UC Santa Cruz Community

From: Sarah Latham, Vice Chancellor, Business and Administrative Services, and Nader Oweis, Chief of Police

The University of California Office of the President has issued the Clery Act Policy - Campus Safety and Security Reporting following a system-wide review in the Fall of 2017.

The Clery Act, otherwise officially known as the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, 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 to post related policies. It is the policy of the University to comply with its obligations under the Clery Act and California law.

The new Clery Act policy is available online.

In accordance with statutory requirements, the University strives to ensure that students, academic appointees, and staff who comprise the University community have access to accurate information about crimes committed on and around UC campuses, as well as access to university-wide security policies, related local campus procedures, and a confidential reporting process for victims and witnesses.

The Clery Act Policy provides overarching system guidance and describes roles and responsibilities for the University community related to compliance with legal requirements regarding crime reporting, awareness, and prevention. More about crime statistics and UC Santa Cruz programs to comply with the Clery Act requirements can be found online.

In addition, the UC Santa Cruz Police Department provides prompt information about crimes and incidents occurring on the campus. Individuals may also sign up for daily alerts that are sent to their email to keep abreast of campus incidents. More information can be found at