Crime Awareness, Security, and Fire Safety Report

Clery Reports

In 1990, Congress enacted the Crime Awareness and Campus Security Act of 1990 (Title II of Public Law 101-542), which amended the Higher Education Act of 1965 (HEA). This act required all postsecondary institutions participating in HEA’s Title IV student financial assistance programs to disclose campus crime statistics, safety and security information. The act was amended in 1992, 1998, 2000, and 2008. The 1998 amendments renamed the law the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crimes Statistics Act in memory of Jeanne Clery, a Lehigh University student who was fatally assaulted on campus in 1986.

On March 7, 2013, the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013 (VAWA) (Public Law 113-14) was signed into law. VAWA includes amendments to the Clery Act. These changes require institutions to disclose statistics, policies and programs related to dating violence, domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking among other changes.

In 2020, the Act was amended to clarify how campuses deal with Title IX incidents. In addition, a bill was introduced in 2021 to address hazing on campuses and how such incidents are to be reported.

Lewis and Clark’s Campus Safety Office leads the effort and is responsible for the preparation and distribution of the Annual Security and Fire Safety Report. Campus Safety works closely with Residence Life, Office of Student Conduct, Facilities, Human Resources, Title IX and Compliance, and local law enforcement to ensure that all information is accurately included within the report. The campus crime, arrests and referral statistics listed in the Clery report are those reported to Campus Safety, campus officials or the departments listed above.

You may access recent reports below. Paper copies may also be obtained at Campus Safety or by calling 503-768-7855.