The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act or Clery Act is a federal statute codified at , with implementing regulations in the U.S. Code of Federal Regulations at 34 C.F.R. 668.46.
The Clery Act requires all colleges and universities that participate in federal financial aid programs to keep and disclose information about crime on and near their respective campuses. Compliance is monitored by the United States Department of Education, which can impose civil penalties, up to $35,000 per violation, against institutions for each infraction and can suspend institutions from participating in federal student financial aid programs.
The law is named for Jeanne Clery, a 19-year-old Lehigh University freshman who was raped and murdered in her campus residence hall in 1986. The backlash against unreported crimes on numerous campuses across the country led to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act.  The Clery Act, signed in 1990, was originally known as the Crime Awareness and Campus Security Act.
- Originally, the Student Right-To-Know and Campus Security Act
- Gross, Ken (1990-02-19). “After Their Daughter Is Murdered at College, Her Grieving Parents Mount a Crusade for Campus Safety”. People.com. Retrieved 2011-10-30.
- Potter, Dena (March 30, 2011). “Virginia Tech fined $55K for response to shootings”. Forbes. Retrieved March 30, 2011.
- Virginia Tech statement on ruling overturning findings of the U.S. Department of Education
- The Handbook for Campus Crime Reporting, updated February 2011
- Bell, Craig; CNN Wire Staff (March 30, 2011). “Virginia Tech fined $55,000 in 2007 shooting rampage”. CNN. Retrieved March 30, 2011.
- “Virginia Tech’s Clery Act hearing opens”. Roanoke Times.
Laws and regulations
- Security On Campus, Inc. – Information regarding the Clery Act
- US Department of Education – Campus Security
- Clery Act Campus Crime Reporting Handbook (PDF)
- SPLC’s Student Media Guide to the Clery Act