Clery Act

During the early morning hours of April 5, 1986, Jeanne Clery, a 19 year old Lehigh University freshman was tortured, raped and murdered in her residence hall room. Her killer was a drug and alcohol abuser, a Lehigh University student whom Jeanne had never met. He gained access to her room by proceeding, unopposed, through three propped open doors, each of which should have been locked. He was convicted and sentenced to death.

Her parents, Connie and Howard Clery found that only four percent of colleges and universities reported crime on their campuses to the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The Clery’s went to work to mandate that all college and universities disclose crimes that occur on their campuses and prepare an annual campus security report that shows the crime statistics and what security measures are taking place on campus. In 1990, the Campus Security Act was passed.It was later renamed the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act in 1998.

This page contains our campus report and associate information relating to crime statistics for your review and to assist you in making informed safety decisions.