The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (the Clery Act)

In 1990, Congress enacted the Crime Awareness and Campus Security Act of 1990 which amended the Higher Education Act of 1965. In 1998, the law was renamed the Clery Act. This law requires institutions that participate in the federal student financial aid programs to disclose crime statistics and security information to the campus community. Among such requirements, the university must prepare and distribute an Annual Security and Fire Safety Report (ASFSR) annually. The ASFSR must include crime statistics for the three most recent calendar years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus; in on-campus student housing facilities; in noncampus buildings or property owned or controlled by the university or a recognized student organization; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from, the campus. Additionally, the report contains information about law enforcement authority, timely warnings or emergency notifications of crimes that represent a threat to the campus community, the daily crime log, missing student notification procedures that pertain to students residing in on-campus student housing, crime reporting policies, programs to prevent dating violence, domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking, and the procedures the university will follow when one of these crimes is reported. The university must also disclose fire safety information and fire statistics for the three previous calendar years for on-campus student housing facilities, among other safety and security information.

The Texas State Annual Security Report section applies to the San Marcos, Round Rock, and Advanced Law Enforcement Rapid Response Training Center (ALERRT Center) campuses, and the Fire Safety Report section applies only to the San Marcos Campus as Round Rock and the ALERRT Center do not currently have on-campus student housing facilities.

You may request a paper copy of the ASFSR by contacting Institutional Compliance and Ethics at Elliott Hall A (201 Talbot Street, San Marcos, TX 78666), by calling (512)245-4961, or by emailing cleryreport@txstate.edu. A PDF of the Texas State ASFSR can be accessed electronically at http://www.clery.txst.edu/report.