Clery Act Compliance
Transparency is critical to keeping you and those close to you safe.
Going above and beyond what’s required.
The Clery Act is a federal law that requires universities to collect and report crime statistics and campus safety policies. University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign relies on a number of people to not only comply with the act, but also go beyond federal mandates in providing students, faculty and staff with information about public safety issues on campus.
Clery Act requirements
Some university employees have obligations under the Clery Act. The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign is mandated to:
- Collect, classify, and count crime reports and statistics related to crime.
- Issue timely warnings (Campus Safety Notices) for Clery crimes that represent an ongoing threat to the safety of students or employees, or emergency notifications upon confirmation of a significant emergency or dangerous situation involving an immediate threat to the health or safety of students or employees.
- Publish an annual security report containing safety and security-related policy statements and crime statistics and distribute it to all current students and employees. We must also inform prospective students and employees about the availability of the report.
- Submit crime statistics to the U.S. Department of Education each fall via a web-based data collection.
- Maintain a daily crime log of alleged criminal incidents which is open to public inspection.
- Disclose missing student notification procedures that pertain to students residing in on-campus student housing facilities.
- Disclose fire safety information related to on-campus student housing facilities. This includes a fire log that is open to public inspection and publishing an annual fire safety report containing policy statements, as well as fire statistics associated each on-campus housing facility.
Campus Security Authorities must submit crime reports when they are told of a crime which qualifies under the Clery Act. Submit the report here.
Specific employees have reporting obligations under the Clery Act. Notify us of your obligations here.
Some building or properties off the Urbana campus may still be subject to the Clery Act. Notify us of that location here.
Locations where students travel overnight on university-sponsored business are subject to federal Clery mandates. Register a trip here.
Campus Security Authorities
Campus Security Authorities are required to report Clery Act-qualifying crimes which occurred on campus, in public areas bordering campus and in certain non-campus buildings owned or leased by the university.
The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign relies on Clery Liaisons in all departments to comply with the Clery Act. Those Clery Liaisons are asked to identify Campus Security Authorities, buildings and property outside of the Urbana campus which may be subject to Clery regulations and student overnight trips away from campus.
For purposes of reporting statistics, the university must distinguish criminal offenses according to where they occur. The Clery Act defines specifically which areas are subject to federal mandates.
Annual Security and Fire Safety Report
Every year, the University of Illinois Police Department publishes information about crime and fire statistics and campus security policies. The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report offers more information about crucial public safety issues on campus and what the university is doing.
Daily Crime Log
This daily crime log is meant to give you information about crimes which have been reported in the university area during the previous 60 days. The daily crime log is not like a typical police blotter, and understanding how the information is compiled is important to developing an accurate picture of crime in the greater campus community.