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Federal Regulations

Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act

We are pleased to present the following policy statements and related information as one of our efforts to comply with the provisions of the Crime Awareness and Campus Security Act of 1990 and the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act of 1998.The Fitchburg State University is committed to providing a safe and secure educational and working environment.

Investigation of Missing Persons

"Suzanne's Law" amends Section 3701 (a) of the Crime Control Act of 1990 so that there is no waiting period before a law enforcement agency initiates an investigation of a missing person under the age of 21 and reports the missing person to the National Crime Information Center of the Department of Justice.

"Suzanne's Law" is named after Suzanne Lyall, a student at State University of New York at Albany, who has been missing since 1998. Previously, police were only mandated to report missing persons under the age of 18. This law was signed by President Bush as part of the national Amber Alert bill on April 30, 2003, requires police to initiate prompt investigation into missing young people.

Fitchburg State University Police's policy has always been to initiate very aggressive investigations of reported missing persons.

Other Federal laws affecting students

FERPA:The Family Rights and Privacy Act of 1974

H.I.P.P.A.: The Health Insurance Portability (Privacy) and Accountability Act of 1996