Clery Act Compliance

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The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (The Clery Act) is part of the Higher Education Act. The goal of this federal law is to ensure that students, prospective students, parents and employees have access to accurate information about crimes committed on campuses, campus security procedures and information, as well as information about prevention programming. The Clery Act requires institutions of higher education that receive federal financial aid (Title IV) to report statistics on specified crimes on or near college campuses and to provide other safety and crime information to members of the campus community. This information must also be reported to the federal Department of Education by October 1 of each year. The spirit of the Clery Act is transparency; schools must inform employees, students, parents and potential students and employees of crimes that are occurring on or around university campuses so that they can make informed education and employment decisions.

One of the highest priorities at the University of Florida is maintaining a warm and welcoming campus environment that not only allows everyone the right to be safe, but also to feel safe. Our goal is to cultivate campus environments that allow everyone at the University of Florida to safely study, live and work as they strive to reach their full potential. The Clery Act compliance officer, housed in UF Compliance and Ethics, is responsible for maintaining oversight of the Clery Act Compliance Program for the University of Florida. For the UF Health Jacksonville campus, the Clery Act compliance officer works in collaboration with the UF Health Jacksonville Security Office, which can be contacted at (904) 244-4211 (ext. 44211).

There are a number of different resources on the Clery Act Compliance Program website that we hope are informative and helpful. Should you have any questions, please email us at your convenience.

Rebecca R.M. DeCesare, Ph.D.
Assistant Director, Clery Act Compliance
UF Compliance and Ethics · ·