Clery Act/Crime Awareness

Campus Security Act of 1990

In 1990, Congress enacted the Crime Awareness and Campus Security Act. This act requires all public or private postsecondary institutions participating in Title IV student financial aid programs to disclose campus crime statistics and security information. The act was amended in 1992, 1998, 2000, 2008 and 2013. The act was renamed the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (the Clery Act) in 1998. The Campus Sexual Violence Elimination Act, or Campus SaVE Act, became law in March 2013. The Clery Act requires institutions of higher education to develop, implement, and disclose campus security and fire safety policies; alert the campus community through “timely warnings” of a serious or continuing threat to safety; develop and maintain a daily crime and fire log; develop and distribute an annual report that discloses the security and fire policies and three years of crime and fire statistics; and report the statistics to the US Department of Education, annually.

The 2023 Annual Security and Fire Safety Report (also referred to as the ASR or Clery Report) is available online and may be requested in paperback at the Department of Public Safety. The 2023 ASR includes crime statistics from calendar years 2020, 2021, and 2022 for the main Lewiston campus, the Coeur d'Alene campus, as well as the Outreach/Adult Learning Centers in Grangeville, Orofino and Moscow. Statistics for the Lewiston campus also includes fire safety information and fire statistics related to our residence halls.

The Clery act is named in memory of Jeanne Clery, a 19-year-old female freshman attending Lehigh University in Bethlahem, Pennsylvania who was assaulted and murdered in her residence hall room on April 5, 1986.

Reporting a Crime

The Clery Act requires institutions of higher education to keep a daily crime and fire log as well as collect, count, and classify reported crimes from four general categories:

  • Criminal Offenses
    • Criminal Homicide
      • Murder & Non-negligent Manslaughter
      • Manslaughter by negligence
    • Sexual Assault (Sex Offenses)
      • Rape
      • Fondling
      • Incest
      • Statutory Rape
    • Robbery
    • Aggravated Assault
    • Burglary
    • Motor Vehicle Theft
    • Arson
  • Hate Crimes
    • a criminal offense that manifests evidence that the victim was intentionally selected because of the perpetrators bias against the victim
    • Categories of Bias: race, religion, ethnicity, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, disability, gender identity
  • VAWA Offenses
    • any incidents of domestic violence, dating violence and stalking
  • Arrests and Referrals for Disciplinary Action (Alcohol, Drugs & Weapons)

If you have been identified as a Campus Security Authority, use this form to report crimes or to complete your CSA annual reporting requirement.