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Jeanne Clery Act

For information about campus safety and security at Liberty University, contact LU Emergency Communications by email at LUPD@liberty.edu or by telephone at (434) 592-7641 (Non-Emergency) or (434) 592-3911 (Emergency).

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– Click Here to view the 2023 ASR 

What is the Jeanne Clery Act?

“The Clery Act requires colleges and universities to report campus crime data, support victims of violence, and publicly outline the policies and procedures they have put into place to improve campus safety.”

The Clery Center


What the University is Responsible For…

Annual Security Report– This ASR must include statistics of campus crime for the preceding 3 calendar years, plus details about efforts taken to improve campus safety. ASRs must also include policy statements regarding (but not limited to) crime reporting, campus facility security and access, law enforcement authority, incidence of alcohol and drug use, and the prevention of/response to sexual assault, domestic or dating violence, and stalking.

Listed Crime Categories– Institutions of higher education must include four distinct categories of crime in their ASR crime data. These categories include Criminal Offenses, Hate Crimes, VAWA Offenses, Arrests, and Referrals for Disciplinary Action.

Crime Reporting Geography– Clery Act crime reporting is not strictly limited to events that occur on campus or within campus buildings and residences. Institutions must include statistics for crimes that occur on campus, public property within campus bounds, public property adjunct to the campus, and non-campus properties owned by the university.

Timely Warnings and Emergency Notifications– When a crime covered by the Clery Act occurs, campus officials are required to evaluate if there is a serious or ongoing threat to the campus community to determine if a timely warning notice needs to be issued to all students and employees. An emergency notification is issued when there is an immediate threat to the campus community and can either be campus-wide or limited to a specific area depending on the risk.

Rights, Options, and Resources– Victims of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking have specific rights, options, and resources guaranteed to them by the Clery Act. To view those rights, please see the Notice of Rights and Options.

To view Liberty University’s Campus Crime Reports, click here


Who is Required to Report Clery Act Crimes?

Campus Security Authorities (CSA)

A CSA is responsible for reporting criminal offenses that occur on the university’s crime reporting geography. These include not just police and security officers but also those specified in the Statement of Campus Security Authority. If you are responsible for students or campus activities, you are a CSA. Some examples of CSAs are staff within LU departments like the Office of Community Life or the Office of Equity and Compliance, also if you are a Resident Assistant, Athletics Coach, or Faculty Advisor to a Student Club.

CSA Responsibilities

CSAs are responsible to report:

  • A description of the incident
  • The date and time the incident occurred
  • The date and time the incident was reported to the CSA
  • Exact location of the incident

As a CSA, when a Clery crime is reported, you should…

Inform the person you are REQUIRED to report to LUPD
Respond with Care and Compassion
Gather Information

If needed, encourage the victim to seek medical care

Report to LUPD immediately

Ask how you can offer support



Some Clery reportable crimes, such as sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence, and stalking are also Title IX violations. Based on your role with the University you may be a CSA and a Title IX Responsible Employee. If you are both, please make sure you follow both processes for reporting (report to LUPD and the Office of Equity and Compliance). If you have questions about this, please reach out to the Office of Equity and Compliance for assistance. To submit a report to the OEC, click here.

All CSAs are required to provide the Notice of Rights and Options to anyone who reports a VAWA crime (sexual offenses, stalking, dating/domestic violence).

For more information and training on CSA responsibilities, click here

Clery Act Crimes to Report

To learn more about the Clery crimes and their definitions read our extensive Clery crime definitions list.

 Visit the Campus Safety and Security page for additional safety resources.

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