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The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act requires the distribution of an annual security report to the campus community and notice of its availability to prospective students, faculty, and staff.

The report includes institutional policies concerning campus security, such as policies concerning alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, the reporting of crimes, sexual assault, and other matters.

The Jeanne Clery Act  is named in memory of 19-year-old Lehigh University freshman Jeanne Ann Clery, who was raped and murdered while asleep in her residence hall room on April 5, 1986.

Who must report crimes?

California State University encourages all members of the campus communities to contact UPD when they have been the victim of or have witnessed criminal actions. The Clery Act requires certain individuals that are designated as Campus Security Authorities (CSAs) to promptly report allegations of Clery qualifying crimes that occur within a campus’ Clery Geography reported to them for inclusion in the ASR.

Campus Security Authorities include: campus police; individuals responsible for security; individuals/offices designated to receive crime reports; and any other official with significant responsibility for student and campus activities (including residence hall directors, coaches, faculty advisers, student life coordinators, etc).

CSAs are required to report certain criminal offenses that have occurred on-campus, in student housing, on public property immediately adjacent to campus and at other university owned/controlled buildings that are separate from the main campus. Schools must also make a good faith effort to obtain statistics from local police for the same reportable locations.

How to Report

CSAs are required to promptly report to the Clery Director, or designee, all crimes, including hate crimes, which are reported to them in their capacity as CSAs, to help inform whether a timely warning or emergency notification to the campus community is warranted. A CSA’s report to the Clery Director should include, if known:

  • The crime that was reported and the information provided
  • The exact location where the crime occurred
  • The date and time the crime occurred
  • Any witness and perpetrator information
  • Victim information, unless the victim requests confidentiality

In the event the victim does request confidentiality, enough information must be obtained and provided by the CSA about the criminal incident to prevent over-reporting or “double-counting” of the incident.

CSAs are not responsible for determining authoritatively whether a crime took place, only to report the information promptly to the Clery Director if the CSA receives an allegation of crimes that are reported to them in their capacity as a CSA.

CSAs should inform the victim, or third party they are in contact with, that confidential and non-confidential resources are available that may be helpful to victims or witnesses of a crime and encourage them to utilize the resources available.


For any questions concerning the Clery Act and reporting, please contact Brittani Brown, Clery Director, at 760-750-4955 or