Campus Crime Report: Clery Act
The Clery Act, originally enacted by the Congress and signed into law by President George Bush in 1990 as the Crime Awareness and Campus Security Act of 1990, was championed by Howard & Connie Clery after their daughter Jeanne was murdered at Lehigh University in 1986. Amendments to the Act in 1998 renamed it in memory of Jeanne Clery
The law, as a part of the Higher Education Act of 1965, is a federal law that requires colleges and universities to disclose certain timely and annual information about campus crime and security policies. All public and private institutions of postsecondary education participating in federal student aid programs are subject to it.
Thomas Jefferson University is proud to be the first university to receive the National Jeanne Clery Award for our efforts in making Thomas Jefferson University and Thomas Jefferson University Hospital a safe and secure environment. We are also proud to be working together to make our campuses safer for our employees, students and visitors.