The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act is the landmark federal law, originally known as the Campus Security Act, that requires colleges and universities across the United States to disclose information about crime on and around their campuses. The law is tied to an institution's participation in federal student financial aid programs and it applies to most institutions of higher education both public and private. The Act is enforced by the United States Department of Education.
The law was amended in 1992 to add a requirement that schools afford the victims of campus sexual assault certain basic rights, and was amended again in 1998 to expand the reporting requirements. The 1998 amendments also formally named the law in memory of Jeanne Clery. Subsequent amendments in 2000 and 2008 added provisions dealing with registered sex offender notification and campus emergency response. The 2008 amendments also added a provision to protect crime victims, "whistleblowers", and others from retaliation.
The Annual Clery Report is prepared by The Our Lady of the Lake Police Department in compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act. This report is prepared in cooperation with the Office of Student Affairs, University Housing, Student Judicial Affairs, Counseling Services and other campus departments. Each entity provides updated information on their educational efforts and programs to comply with the Act.
Crime statistics are also provided by police agencies surrounding our campus. Except where noted, policies indicated in this Annual Security Report apply to the San Antonio campus. This report lists statistics for three previous years of reported crimes that occurred on campus. Also included are crimes that occurred on any public property within or immediately adjacent to, or accessible from the campus. The report describes institutional policies concerning campus security, alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, crime reporting, sexual assault, and crime related issues.