Clery Compliance Office

The Clery Act Explained

The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act) requires all colleges and universities that participate in federal financial aid programs to collect, retain, and disclose information about crime on or near their campuses or other college-owned property. The goal of the Clery Act is to ensure students, prospective students, parents and employees have access to accurate information about crimes committed on campus and campus security procedures. 

As required by the Higher Education Opportunity Act, Dartmouth publishes an annual Fire Safety Report, which contains information about the College's fire prevention practices and systems, as well as fire-related statistics. The College's Fire Safety Report is included in the Annual Security Report. 

The U.S. Department of Education monitors compliance, and can impose penalties for each violation against institutions. The department can also limit or suspend institutions from participating in federal student financial aid programs.

Reporting Requirements

The Clery Act requirements include:

CSA Crime Report Form

Submissions are sent to the Title IX Office and the Department of Safety and Security. Safety and Security will use the submitted information to verify the appropriate crime classification and to compile statistics to be included in the Annual Security Reports that Dartmouth College publishes and distributes each fall.

Annual Security Report (2023)

The Clery Act requires institutions of higher education to publish annually a safety and security report that documents crime statistics for the past three calendar years and provides information about campus security policies and crime prevention efforts.

Daily Crime Log

The daily crime log records all criminal and non-criminal incidents reported to the Department of Safety and Security. 

Timely Warnings or Crime Alerts

Notice to the Dartmouth community for any Clery crime that represents an ongoing threat to the safety of students and employees.

Campus Security Authorities (CSAs)

The Clery Act requires institutions to designate Campus Security Authorities (CSAs) who must report to the Department of Safety and Security any crimes that they witness or that are reported to them. CSAs include individuals who have significant responsibility for student and campus activities.

Missing Student Policy

Federal law requires that the College establish a policy and procedures for how to report a student missing from on-campus student housing, how the College will respond to a missing student report, and how students can designate a confidential missing person emergency contact.

Sex Offender Registry

Guidance for obtaining information on registered sex offenders