The Clery Act - Role of the Office of Campus Safety

Developing and maintaining a safe and secure campus environment is the responsibility of the entire Fisk community. Fisk Univeristy encourages community members to promptly report information no later than 24 hours and emergencies directly by calling 911. Any alleged crimes, including Clery alleged crimes, should be reported through the Campus Security Authority, CSA reporting form. 

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A full list of Clery crimes can be found below:

Clery Crimes

Aggravated Assault Manslaughter by Negligence
Burglary Stalking
Robbery Domestic Violence

Criminal Homicide (Murder/Non-negligent Manslaughter)

Sex Offences (Rape, Fondling, Incest) 
Motor Vehicle Threat Dating Violence
Arson Hate Crimes


Clery Act

In 1990 Congress enacted the Crime Awareness and Campus Security Act (Title II of Public Law 101-542), which amended the Higher Education Act of 1965 (HEA), which required all postsecondary institutions participating in Title IV student financial aid programs to disclose crime statistics and security information. The Act was amended in 1992, 1998, and 2000. The 1998 amendment renamed the law the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act.

The Clery Act requires higher education institutions to collect crime data, report, and disseminate this information to the campus community and to the Department of Education. The Act is intended to provide students and their families around the country, with accurate and complete information about the safety of colleges and universities in the United States. 

For more information on the Clery Act, visit https://clerycenter.org/

To comply with the Clery Act, Fisk University’s Office of Campus Safety is responsible for compiling and reporting specified crime statistics and certain referral information for the campus, on a monthly and/or annual basis, to the U.S. Department of Education (USDE), the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI), and the Metropolitan Police Department (MNPD). In addition, the Office of Campus Safety is responsible for publishing the University’s policies pertaining to crime prevention and awareness on the campus.

In addition, Fisk University’s Office of Campus Safety, partners with other universities and college departments and allied government agencies, to develop and implement a proactive and comprehensive safety program for the campus, with the objective of preventing campus crime to the fullest extent possible.