The Clery Act and USU Communications About Crime
The Clery Act (1998) – is a consumer protection law that aims to provide transparency around campus crime policy and statistics. In order to comply with the Clery Act, universities must provide an annual security report and crime log, as well as issue timely warnings when a dangerous situation threatens the campus community.
The Clery Act is named for Jeanne Clery, a 19-year-old Lehigh University student who was raped and murdered in her dorm room in 1986.
Daily Crime Log
USU Police records all criminal incidents and alleged criminal incidents that are reported to the campus police. USU provides a daily crime log for the previous 60-day period. If you would like to access older records, please contact USU Public Safety.
Timely Warning Notices
USU provides timely warning notices to students, staff and faculty through Code Blue when there is a threat from a dangerous situation or significant emergency so you can take precautions.
Annual Security Reports
USU distributes an annual security report to all employees and students every October 1. The annual security report includes campus crime statistics for the previous three years and details about how USU is improving campus safety.
Campus Security Authorities
Staff who have significant responsibility for student and campus activities are designated by the Clery Act as Campus Security Authorities (CSAs). CSAs include, but are not limited to: Housing and Residence Life staff, campus security, university police, Student Affairs staff, faculty advisors to student clubs and coaches. While all USU employees are responsible employees and must report sexual misconduct to the Title IX Coordinator, CSAs must also report certain crimes to USU Police. These crimes include (but are not limited to):
- Aggravated assault
- Motor vehicle theft
- Domestic violence
- Sex offenses
- Crimes that appear to be motivated by hate or bias (hate crimes)
CSAs can report a crime online or by calling 435-797-1939.