Clery Act

About the Clery Act

The Clery Act is a federal law designed to ensure that people are properly informed about campus crimes. Originally named the Crime Awareness and Campus Security Act of 1990, the policy was renamed the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act) in 1998.

Clery Act information is provided in compliance with federal law to inform current and potential RIT students and employees of crime reporting procedures; Campus Safety law enforcement authority; crime statistics for three previous calendar years; and other matters of importance related to safety and security on campus.

Understanding Clery Statistics
Explaining Hate Crimes under the Clery Act

Campus Security Authorities (CSA)

The intent of including non-law enforcement personnel in the role of CSA is to acknowledge that some community members, particularly students, may be hesitant about reporting crimes to the police; however, they may be more inclined to report incidents to other campus-affiliated individuals.

Campus Security Authorities are defined as:

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

Who is a CSA at RIT?

  • 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 encourages everyone to report any crime to Public Safety.  Public Safety is the department designated to handle response to crimes on campus and will be the liaison with Law Enforcement when applicable. 

There are various ways to report crimes at RIT:
Call RIT Public Safety 585-475-3333 (voice) 585- 205-8333 (text)
Tigersafe App

Clery Crime Reporting Form

RIT Advisory Committee on Campus Security

As required by Article 129-A of the New York State Education Law, RIT maintains an Advisory Committee on Campus Security. The committee is appointed by the president and comprised of faculty, staff and students.

The committee meets during the year to review current campus security policies and procedures and makes recommendations for their improvements.

The committee reports in writing to the president on its findings and recommendations at least once each academic year; the report is available upon request to