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The Clery Act

The Clery Act is named in memory of Jeanne Ann Clery, a 19-year-old Lehigh University freshman who was raped and murdered in her dorm room on April 5th, 1986. Shortly after, Jeanne’s parents discovered that in the three years prior to her murder, there were thirty-eight other violent crimes that occurred and went unannounced. In response, George H. W. Bush signed the Clery Act into congress in 1990. The Clery Act requires colleges and universities to report crimes that happen on and around their campuses. The Clery act requires the University to maintain a daily crime log, publish an annual security and fire report, and submit yearly crime statistics to the Department of Education.

Annual Security and Fire Safety Report

Idaho State University publishes the Annual Security and Fire Safety Report on or before October 1 to promote safety awareness in compliance with the Clery Act. The Clery Act is a consumer protection law intended to provide the campus community and their families with accurate, complete, and timely information about safety on campus to make informed decisions.

The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report includes statistics for the past three years concerning fires in residential facilities and reported crimes on campus, surrounding and adjacent public property, and in specific off-campus properties owned or controlled by the University. The report also contains information regarding campus security and personal safety topics such as crime prevention, fire safety, disciplinary procedures, how to report crimes, and how the University will notify the campus community regarding threats to their safety.

Idaho State University sends an email notification to current students, faculty, and staff each year. In addition, you can request a paper copy from the Department of Public Safety by calling (208) 282-2515, emailing, or visiting the Department of Public Safety Office on the Pocatello, Idaho Falls, or Meridian campuses.

Clery Definitions

Primary Criminal Offenses

Hate Crimes

Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) Crimes

Liquor, Drug, and Weapon Arrests and Referrals

Clery Geography Categories