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.