The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act is a consumer protection law passed in 1990 that requires all colleges and universities that receive federal funding from the United States to share information about crime on campus and their efforts to improve campus safety.
The Clery Act requires institutions to inform the public of crime in or around campus. This information is made publicly accessible through the institution's annual security report (ASR). Colleges and universities must outline specific policies and procedures within their annual security report, including those related to disseminating timely warnings and emergency notifications, options for survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence and stalking and the campus crime reporting processes.
Crime statistics shared within the annual security report reflect the number of Clery-defined crimes reported to have occurred within Clery-defined geographic categories of an institution. SLU-Madrid's annual safety and security report is published by Oct. 1 of each year.
In conjunction with its publication, email notifications containing the web address of where to access this report are sent to all SLU-Madrid faculty, staff and students. Campus crime, arrest and student disciplinary referral statistics, and hate crime statistics are compiled from reports made to the persons identified by the Clery Act as "campus security authorities" (CSA).
CSA are defined by the Clery Act as persons associated with SLU-Madrid who have significant responsibility for student and campus activities, including, but not limited to, the Madrid Campus director and academic dean, the director of Student Life, advisors to students and student organizations, and academic division chairs. Letters are also sent to the local law enforcement agency requesting statistics for the Clery report; however, starting in 2014, the police agency no longer provides statistical data for a specific location. Instead, we are referred to a web site that has general crime information for the entire Madrid community.
SLU-Madrid's annual security report is posted on the SLU-Madrid website. Hard copies are available upon request and free of charge from the Office of Student Life, located at Avenida del Valle, 28 or by contacting Marta Maruri at +34 91 554 58 58, ext. 213 or firstname.lastname@example.org.