Clery Act

What is the Clery Act?  

The Clery Act  is a federal law passed in 1990 and aims to provide transparency around campus crimes policy and statistics. In 1998, Congress formally named the law in memory of Jeanne Clery. 

The Clery Act requires institutions of higher education who receive federal funding to produce an annual report containing crime statistics, fire incident statistics, and safety policies as well as alert the public to safety risks in or around campus. The Clery Act requires institutions to report statistics related to certain crimes occurring within and immediately surrounding the geographical boundaries of the campus and any related buildings owned or operated by the University. The statistics are publicly accessible through ETSU’s Department of Public Safety. 

Please review ETSU’s Clery Compliance Policy for further information. 

Reportable Crimes:  

If you are a Campus Security Authority you MUST report the following Clery Crimes and any attempts of these crimes immediately to ETSU’s Department of Public Safety (911 or 423-439-4480).  

  • Homicide
  • Manslaughter
  • Sexual Assault (Rape, oral copulation, penetration w/foreign object, sodomy)
  • Statutory Rape
  • Incest
  • Fondling
  • Robbery
  • Aggravated Assault
  • Hate Crimes
  • Dating Violence
  • Domestic Violence
  • Stalking
  • Burglary
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
  • Arson
  • Alcohol Law Violations
  • Drug Law Violations
  • Weapon Law Violations