What is the Clery Act

The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, codified at 20 USC 1092 (f) as a part of the Higher Education Act of 1965, is a federal law that requires colleges and universities to disclose certain timely and annual information about campus crime and security policies. All public and private institutions of post-secondary education participating in federal student aid programs are subject to it. 

The Clery Act, originally enacted by the US Congress and signed into law by President George Bush in 1990 as the Crime Awareness and Campus Security Act of 1990, was championed by Howard & Connie Clery after their daughter, Jeanne, was murdered at Lehigh University in 1986. They also founded the non-profit Security On Campus, Inc. in 1987. Amendments to the Act in 1998 renamed it in memory of Jeanne Clery.It is always the policy of the University of West Georgia Police Department to provide to the public an annual campus security report and comply with the federal law known as the Clery Act. This security report will be updated annually and presented as one cohesive document as required by federal law 20 USC 1092 (f).

Clery Coordinator for UWG - Lt. Mike Keener

The Clery Coordinator is responsible for ensuring compliance with Department of Education regulations regarding the Clery Act. The Coordinator works closely with many groups on campus including Housing & Residence Life, Student Affairs, and Human Resources to fulfill all reporting requirements. The Coordinator also prepares the Daily Crime Log and Annual Security Report, as well as overseeing Immediate Notification / Timely Warning procedures. Please direct any questions regarding the Clery Act to the Clery Coordinator Lt. Mike Keener at jkeener@westga.edu.