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Clery Act and the Annual Security Report

About the Clery Act

The Clery Act is a consumer protection law that aims to provide transparency around campus crime, policies, and statistics. The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act or Clery Act, signed in 1990, is a federal statute codified at 20 U.S.C. § 1092(f), with implementing regulations in the U.S. Code of Federal Regulations at 34 C.F.R. 668.46. The Clery Act requires all colleges and universities that participate in federal financial aid programs to keep and disclose information about crime on and near their respective campuses. Compliance is monitored by the United States Department of Education. The law is named after Jeanne Clery, a 19-year-old Lehigh University student who was raped and murdered in her campus hall of residence in 1986.

Annual Security and Fire Safety Report

The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report, often referred to as the Clery Report, includes statistics about crimes and other security incidents reported to campus security authorities in the past three years.

The report also outlines policies, practice and resources related to campus security, crime reporting, alcohol and drug use, victim assistance programs, student discipline, community safety alerts, crime prevention, access to campus facilities/properties and personal safety tips.  Below are the past four Annual Security and Fire Safety Reports  published by Fitchburg State University.

Fitchburg State University’s Clery Crime Logs and Fire Logs are accessible on our Clery Crime and Fire Log page.

Information concerning sex offenders may be accessed on our Sex Offender Registry Information

Clery Geography

Although the Clery Act does not require institutions to provide a map to show their campus and non-campus buildings, campus property or public property areas, Fitchburg State University chooses to provide one in their annual security report to help the campus community better understand where reported crimes occurred.  Our Maps are also useful if to help identify the buildings and property that make up the Fitchburg State University’s Clery Act geography, and to pinpoint the patrol jurisdiction of the Fitchburg State University Police Department. Due to the size and geographical layout the university shares within the City of Fitchburg, we have also broken down the ASR’s map into several larger maps for your convenience in a portable document format.

Fitchburg State University Alert (FSU Alert)

Fitchburg State Alert will enable the university to notify you of important campus announcements including, such as emergencies, and campus closures. Fitchburg State Alert is setup to send notifications to your Fitchburg State University email by default.  Mobile phones, land lines, and additional email addresses must be entered by the user.  Login with your Fitchburg State Username and Password (Falcon Key) to begin.

Campus Security Authority

Campus Security Authority is a Clery-specific term that encompasses four groups of individuals and organizations associated with the institution. A campus police department or a campus security department of an institution. Any individual or individuals who have responsibility for campus security but who do not constitute a campus police department or a campus security department. Any individual or organization specified in an institution’s statement of campus security policy as an individual or organization to which students and employees should report criminal offenses. An official of an institution who has significant responsibility for student and campus activities, including, but limited to, student housing, student discipline and campus judicial proceedings. An official is defined as any person who has the authority and the duty to take action or respond to particular issues on behalf of the institution.

Campus Security Authority Incident Report Form