What is the Clery Act?
Signed into law in 1990, the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act is a federal law that requires colleges and universities to disclose information about campus crime activity and security policies in an annual report. The Clery Act also requires that campuses make "timely warnings" to campus community members about specific types of criminal activity when an ongoing threat to persons is believed to exist.
All post-secondary public and private institutions participating in federal student aid programs must adhere to Clery regulations.The Clery Act was championed by Howard & Connie Clery after their daughter, Jeanne, was murdered at Lehigh University in 1986.
What is the University of Kansas Medical Center obligated to do?
To ensure compliance with the Clery Act, KU Medical Center must meet obligations in the following three broad categories: (1) policy disclosure; (2) records collection and retention; and (3) information dissemination.
What is Considered a Clery Act Crime?
Hate crimes must be reported by category of prejudice, including race, gender, gender identity, religion, sexual orientation, ethnicity, national origin and disability. Statistics are also required for four additional crime categories if the crime committed is classified as a hate crime:
What Is a Campus Security Authority (CSA)?
To assist in the identification and reporting of crime on campus, the Clery Act regulations define a campus security authority as:
Click here for more information on CSA designations and responsibilities.
How do I report a crime to the University of Kansas Police Department?
In case of an emergency, call 911 from landlines or 913-588-5030 from cell phones to reach KU Medical Center Police to report criminal incidents or emergencies on campus, including fire, ambulance and rescue services. Emergency blue phones are located throughout the campus to report crimes in progress, suspicious persons, medical emergencies or concerns about your personal safety. These phones will connect you to the KU Medical Center Police dispatch.
What anonymous or voluntary confidential reporting options are available?
The University of Kansas Medical Center works in conjunction with the Greater Kansas City Crime Stoppers program to encourage the anonymous reporting of crime-related activity. Rewards are given when the information leads to an arrest and the filing of criminal charges. KU Medical Center Police detectives or patrol officers will investigate information on criminal activity received through confidential informants or third party reporting. You may anonymously report a crime to Crime Stoppers in one of the following ways:
If you are not comfortable identifying yourself, the KU Medical Center Police Department also offers anonymous reporting on its website, under Contact Us. Tips are reviewed by police command staff and, if appropriate, investigated by detectives.
Where can I get information on sex offenders?
The federal Campus Sex Crimes Prevention Act, enacted on October 28, 2000, requires institutions of higher education to issue a statement advising the campus community where law enforcement agency information concerning registered sex offenders may be obtained.
For more information on sexual violence reporting on campus and Title IX Policy, view the Title IX and Sexual Violence website.
For additional information relating to Clery Act Compliance, the KU Medical Center Clery Compliance personnel can be reached by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We depend on your assistance and cooperation to keep the KU Medical Center campus as safe as possible. Report suspected criminal activities to the KU Medical Center Police by calling 911 on landline phones, 913-588-5030 on cell phones or using an emergency blue phone. Wichita and Salina Campuses, dial 911 directly.