Security Reports and Crime Logs
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. Annual Clery Reports are prepared by the Our Lady of the Lake University Police Department in cooperation with Student Affairs, Residence Life, Student Judicial Affairs, Counseling Services and other campus departments. The reports are linked at the bottom of this page. In addition, the University Police Department provides a daily crime and fire log update for the San Antonio, Houston and Rio Grande Valley campuses.
History of the Clery Act
- 1986 -- Jeanne Clery was assaulted and murdered at Lehigh University in Pennsylvania
- 1990 -- After Clery's parents took up the cause, the Crime Awareness and Security Act was signed
- 1998 -- The name of the law was changed to memorialize Jeanne Clery and became known as the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act)
- 2007 -- Tragic school shooting occurred at Virginia Tech, which prompted further review of policies on campuses throughout the country
- 2008 -- Emergency response policies and procedures were added and required by the Clery Act
- 2013 -- Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) amendments were made to the Clery Act
Campus Security Authority
Campus Security Authority (CSA) is a term that is specific to the Clery Act and includes four categories of individuals within a college campus who are trained to receive and report incidents that may be covered under the Clery Act and the Violence Against Women Act. At OLLU, CSAs are trained annually about the importance of reporting, the process for reporting and the types of crimes that fall within the Clery Act and VAWA amendments.
The four groups include:
- Members of the University Police Department.
- Staff members who are responsible for campus security but are not police officers such as campus security officers.
- Individuals who the university designates as someone who should report a crime.
- Faculty and staff members who have significant responsibility for student and campus activities which includes, but is not limited to, Director of Housing/Residential Life, Resident Assistants, Athletic Directors, Directors of Greek Life and Advisers to student groups, among others.
The following individuals are not CSAs:
- Faculty who do not have any responsibilities outside of the classroom.
- Campus physicians or nurses whose only responsibility is to provide care to students.
- Pastoral and professional counselors who are acting in their role as a counselor only (if they are acting in any other capacity in dealing with students on campus they would be a CSA in those instances).
Note: This information is adapted from the Clery Center website at www.clerycenter.org .