What is the Clery Act?
The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (“Clery Act”), is a federal law requiring colleges and universities to disclose to the United States Department of Education statistics regarding specific crimes occurring on or near campus property. The law is tied to an institution’s participation in federal student financial aid programs. It is this law that requires our annual Security Report, published by October 1 of every year and distributed to students, faculty, and staff.
Many ICOM students, faculty, and staff are identified as Campus Security Authorities (CSAs) through their job functions and have a duty to report Clery specific crimes. Campus Security Authorities will receive regular periodic notices of their duties and be provided information on Clery Training through CollaborNation as part of on-boarding and annual self certification as identified by ICOM Human Resources.
ICOM is required to alert the campus community to certain crimes in a manner that is timely and will aid in the prevention of similar crimes. The intent of the timely warning is to enable people to make decisions to protect themselves and their property.
ICOM is required to provide a daily crime log that contains all criminal incidents and alleged criminal incidents within the patrol jurisdiction of the ICOM Security Department that are reported. This includes all crimes, and not just those required to be reported by the Clery Act. This Crime Log is designed to provide crime information on a more timely basis, and is updated within two business days of when the crime is reported to the Police Department. This includes crimes that are being reported by a Campus Security Authority to Police Department. The crime log is available by request from the Director of Campus Security and a monthly summary posted here:
August - December 2018 - Reportable Events - updated 4/29/2019
January - December 2019 - Reportable Events - updated 8/9/2019
Part of the ICOM Clery geographic area is contained with the ISU Health Sciences Campus. As such, any incidents occurring in that location will be recorded in the ISU Clery pages:
Campus Security Authority (CSA) Report Form Instructions
It is important that ICOM comply with the federal Clery Act. As a Campus Security Authority (CSA), you are required to fill CSA Crime Report Form for each crime reported to you as soon as possible. It is not your duty to investigate any alleged crime, but only to report the information that is given to you.