Clery Act Training

An in-depth review of the Clery Act and how higher education institutions can comply with applicable regulations.

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About this Course

Through an engaging course structure, learners explore the core components of the Clery Act and review best practices for compliance at their institution. Focused on Clery Act crime categories, campus security authorities (CSAs), and Clery Act geography, the course presents a robust understanding of the Clery Act in a way that engages the learner in a meaningful and impactful manner. Importantly, the course also highlights ways to ensure compliance with institutional reporting requirements, student safety and security, and techniques to promote awareness and prevention efforts for faculty and students.

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Language Availability: English

Suggested Audiences: Compliance Officers, Faculty, Higher Education Administrators, Post-Doctoral Fellows, Student (Undergraduate & Graduate)

Organizational Subscription Price: $675 per year/per site for government and non-profit organizations; $750 per year/per site for for-profit organizations
Independent Learner Price: $99 per person

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Course Content

Introduction to the Clery Act

Institutions can improve the campus safety experience for students, parents of students, and faculty or staff members by complying with the Clery Act. As a consumer protection law, the Clery Act aims to maintain transparency on college and university campuses and keep individuals informed regarding their institution’s commitment to providing a safe and productive educational environment. The Clery Act rests on the notion that a better-informed campus community is a better-protected community. This module discusses the history and development of the Clery Act, defines the act and related amendments, and explains the importance of adhering to the act.

Recommended Use: Required
ID (Language): 20615 (English)
Author(s): Mark Green, MBA, CCEP, CHC, CHPC

Victims’ Rights and Clery Act Crime Categories

The Clery Act applies when a crime falls into one of its crime categories and occurs within Clery Act geography. Institutions must disclose all reported Clery Act crimes that occurred within Clery Act geography in their annual security reports, regardless of whether there is an arrest or conviction of the suspect or the individuals involved in the incident have an association with the institution. This module describes the Clery Act’s crime categories and discusses victims’ rights under the Clery Act.

Recommended Use: Required
ID (Language): 20616 (English)
Author(s): Mark Green, MBA, CCEP, CHC, CHPC

Campus Security Authorities and How to Report

An essential component of compliance with the Clery Act is the collection of data about crimes in Clery Act geography. As such, institutions should encourage all campus community members to report all potential criminal incidents to campus police or security without delay. Although Clery Act crime data may come from a variety of sources, they primarily come from campus security authorities (CSAs). The Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose annually Clery Act crime reports received by a CSA or local law enforcement. This module defines a CSA’s role and discusses methods for reporting incidents to CSAs.

Recommended Use: Required
ID (Language): 20617 (English)
Author(s): Mark Green, MBA, CCEP, CHC, CHPC

Clery Crimes and Geography

The Clery Act aims to maintain transparency on college and university campuses and keep campus communities informed regarding their institution’s commitment to providing a safe and productive educational environment. Institutions must disclose Clery Act crimes that occur in Clery Act geography in their annual security reports by year and location. This module defines Clery Act geography and discusses how Clery Act geography affects an institution’s reporting requirements.

Recommended Use: Required
ID (Language): 20618 (English)
Author(s): Mark Green, MBA, CCEP, CHC, CHPC

Institutional Reporting

A key component of Clery Act compliance is understanding how to count crimes in an institution’s annual security report. The information provided in an institution’s annual security report helps individuals and administrators make informed decisions about the safety and security of their campus. Institutional leaders can also analyze Clery Act crime statistics to make decisions regarding the safety of the entire campus community. This module explains the requirements for institutional reporting and identifies examples of Clery Act violations.

Recommended Use: Required
ID (Language): 20619 (English)
Author(s): Mark Green, MBA, CCEP, CHC, CHPC

Prevention and Awareness

A key component of any compliance program is proactively identifying concerns and preventing issues from occurring through policies, procedures, education and outreach initiatives, and other efforts. Institutions should implement procedures and create systems that identify areas where Clery Act crimes could occur, and then monitor those areas to help prevent crimes from occurring. Additionally, institutions should raise awareness about Clery Act crimes and compliance by providing their campus communities with educational opportunities. This module identifies systems for creating a culture of compliance with the Clery Act. It concludes with a discussion around awareness methods that help prevent Clery Act crimes.

Recommended Use: Required
ID (Language): 20620 (English)
Author(s): Mark Green, MBA, CCEP, CHC, CHPC


Who should take the Clery Act Training course?

The suggested audience includes higher education administrators, compliance officers, faculty, postdoctoral fellows, graduate students, undergraduate students, and staff members at an institution.

How long does it take to complete the Clery Act Training course?

This course consists of six required modules. The modules contain detailed content, images, and case studies, and each module includes a quiz.

Modules vary in length, and learners may require different amounts of time to complete them based on their familiarity and knowledge of the topic. However, the entire course should take about one and a half hours to complete.

What are the standard recommendations for learner groups?

This course is designed such that learners should complete all six required modules in the recommended sequence.

Is this course eligible for continuing medical education credits?

This course does not currently have CE/CME credits available.

Why should an organization subscribe to this course?

Organizational subscriptions provide access to the organization's affiliated members. This allows organizations to meet the professional development training needs of individuals who work in higher education and other settings.

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