The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, also called the Clery Act, is a federal law that requires colleges and universities to annually distribute to all students and employees a report containing descriptions of college or university policies relating to security, alcohol, and drug use; statistics on fires in residential buildings and on certain crimes that have occurred on or close to campus; safety information; and available resources for crime victims.
The report must be posted each year by Oct. 1. On Friday, Sept. 30, faculty, staff, and students received an email linking to the report. A notice was also sent to the families of current students. The document includes federally defined campus crime statistics from the past three calendar years.
In the email to the College community, Heather Lindkvist, Dartmouth’s Clery Act compliance officer and Title IX coordinator, encouraged faculty, students, and staff to review the report and said, “Promoting a safe and secure campus environment is a college-wide endeavor.”
Lindkvist said, “Dartmouth’s Annual Report on Campus Security and Fire Safety for 2016 reflects how the College and our community are working collaboratively to prevent crime and to enhance the overall safety and security of the campus. We are committed to providing responsive services to those affected by any crime.”
The report includes information about crime prevention, campus security and personal safety, fire safety, crime-reporting policies, and other important matters related to security and safety on campus.
Community members with questions about the report or in need of assistance should contact Lindkvist or Harry Kinne, the College proctor and director of Safety and Security.