Clery Act

About the Clery Act

The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act) is a federal law that requires higher education institutions in the United States to disclose campus security information, including crime statistics for the campus and surrounding areas. Colleges and universities must:

  • Issue an annual security report disclosing campus crime statistics to current and prospective students, employees, and the U.S. Department of Education
  • Advise students and employees of Clery crimes, and issue timely safety warnings and emergency notifications for crimes that pose a serious or continuous threat to the campus community
  • Make available its campus security policies and procedures
  • Maintain a public, daily log of reported crimes

The Executive Director of Title IX and Clery Compliance, in close collaboration with Public Safety, is responsible for coordinating the university's efforts to comply with the Clery Act. For more information on the Clery Act, see Understanding Clery Statistics and Explaining Hate Crimes Under the Clery Act.

US Department of Education website

RIT Hate Crime Statistics

Campus Security Authorities

Certain individuals throughout campus have been designated Campus Security Authorities (CSAs). CSAs must promptly report Clery crimes of which they are aware so that the incidents are noted in the required campus crime reports. CSAs also help promote campus safety because timely reporting allows Public Safety to issue alerts when others on campus may be in danger.

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CSAs are defined as:

  • An institution's campus police or security department
  • Individuals with security responsibilities, such as those monitoring access to campus property (e.g., parking lots, residence halls, and athletic venues)
  • Individuals or groups identified and designated in the university's security policy as those to whom students and employees should report crimes
  • Officials with significant responsibilities for student and campus activities, such as student housing, student discipline, and campus judicial proceedings
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CSAs at RIT include:

  • Student Conduct and Conflict Resolution Staff
  • Public Safety Officers
  • Academic Advisors
  • Resident Advisors and Residence Life Staff
  • Student Club and Organization Advisors
  • Parking and Transportation Staff
  • Campus Center Welcome Desk Staff
  • Student Life Center Staff


Crime Reporting at RIT

RIT community members are encouraged to promptly report all crimes and safety-related incidents to Public Safety by calling (585) 475-3333 (voice) or texting at (585) 205-8333. Public Safety officers can also provide information and resources on reporting crimes to law enforcement. For important safety information, including emergency contacts, mobile BlueLight, and hotline access, download the TigerSafe App. CSAs should use the Clery Crime Reporting Form when reporting Clery crimes to Public Safety. For details on crimes and safety-related incidents, see the Annual Security & Fire Safety Report.

RIT Advisory Committee on Campus Security

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The RIT Advisory Committee on Campus Security reviews current campus security policies and procedures to ensure that procedures for educational programs on safety, sexual assault, and crime prevention are in place, and that reporting, referral, counseling, and response mechanisms for security and safety are updated and monitored regularly. Committee membership is mandated by Article 129-A of the New York State Education Law, and includes faculty, staff, and students appointed by the President. Annual committee reports made to RIT's President are available upon request to