Requirements of the Clery Act
All public and private institutions of postsecondary education participating in federal financial aid programs are subject to the Clery Act.
The Clery Act requires that colleges and universities:
- Keep a public crime log
- Provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees
- Ensure certain basic rights for victims of sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence, and stalking
- Publish an annual security report (Clery Report) that includes crime statistics and security policies
Clery Act compliance is monitored by the U.S. Department of Education and includes stiff penalties for those found to be in violation of the law. Violators can be fined upwards of $57,317 per violation. Along with monetary penalties, the Department of Education can suspend institutions from participating in federal financial aid programs.
The Clery report provides statistics for the previous three years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus, in certain off-campus buildings or property owned, leased or controlled by Kansas State University. The data covers a 12-month period— Jan. 1 through Dec. 31 — for each year listed.
The Clery report includes four distinct categories of crime, including:
- Criminal homicide: murder and non-negligent manslaughter, manslaughter by negligence
- Sexual assault: rape, fondling, incest, statutory rape
- Aggravated assault
- Motor vehicle theft
(any of the above mentioned offenses, and any incidents of)
- Simple assault
- Destruction/damage/vandalism of property
- Domestic violence
- Dating violence
Arrests and Referrals for Disciplinary Action
- Weapons law violations
- Drug abuse violations
- Liquor law violations