Clery Act

Clery Act Requirements

The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, more commonly known as the Clery Act, requires colleges and universities to:• publish an annual report every year by October 1 that contains three years of campus crime statistics and certain campus security policy statements;

  • disclose crime statistics for the campus, public areas immediately adjacent to or running through the campus, and certain non-campus facilities and remote classrooms. The statistics must be gathered from campus police or security, local law enforcement, and other University officials who have “significant responsibility for student and campus activities”;
  • provide “timely warning” notices of those crimes that have occurred and pose an ongoing “threat to students and employees”;
  • implement emergency notification procedures if there is an immediate threat to the health or safety of students or employees on campus;
  • disclose in a public crime log “any crime that occurred on campus . . . or within the patrol jurisdiction of the campus police and is reported to the campus police.”

Introduction to Clery Act Policy & Procedures

Chattanooga State Community College is committed to disseminating relevant and pertinent information regarding reported criminal activities in a reasonable manner to its community and to interested parties. To that end, ChSCC is implementing and maintaining
policies and procedures in compliance with the University reporting requirements of the Clery Act and the Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA), two pieces of federal legislation that provide guidance in disseminating certain types of information to campus communities and to the general public. Because the Clery Act and the HEOA encompass several areas of campus responsibility, ChSCC utilizes its Police Department to issue information that pertains to the criminal reporting requirements and policies of these two federal laws. Additional information regarding other areas of reporting requirements may be distributed by other ChSCC departments and/or online at: http://www.chattanoogastate.edu .

Hate Crimes

The Clery act requires that ChSCC disclose hate or bias motivated offenses. A hate crime is a criminal offense committed against a person or property which is motivated, in whole or in part, by the offender’s bias. Bias is a preformed negative opinion or attitude toward a group of persons based on their race, gender, religion, disability, sexual orientation or ethnicity/national origin.