What is the Clery Act?

The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act, or the Clery Act for short, requires colleges and universities to maintain certain practices with regard to campus safety and to publicly disclose certain crime statistics and policies in an annual report. The law took effect in 1991 and has been amended several times since then. The Act additionally requires all colleges and universities that participate in federal student aid programs to maintain a publicly accessible crime and fire log and provide emergency and timely notifications to the campus community when emergency situations or serious crimes pose an immediate or ongoing threat to the campus community.

Main Components of the Clery Act

Annual Security Report (PDF)

The Annual Security Report is the University's main Clery Act report. It is published annually by October 1 and contains three years of crime statistics, a number of policy disclosures, and a great deal of information about public safety at UVM. The crime statistics in the Annual Security Report reflect crimes that occured on or around the University campus.

Annual Fire Safety Report (PDF)

The Annual Fire Safety Report is published at the same time as the Annual Security Report. It contains information about fire safety and prevention measures in residence halls at the University, as well as three years of statistics about fires that occured in residence halls.

Daily Crime and Fire Log

The Crime and Fire Log is updated daily, and contains basic information about all of the alleged crimes and fire related incidents reported to UVM. UVM's Crime and Fire Log also includes information about a number of other Police Services activities and actions. In the log, incidents are listed in the order that they are reported. The type of each incident, date and time of each incident was reported and occurred, and the status/disposition of each incident is listed in the log.