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 before her murder, thirty-eight other violent crimes 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.
Idaho State University encourages all campus community members to report crimes to Public Safety on a timely basis. This allows law enforcement leaders to determine if a Timely Warning or Emergency Notification should be issued to alert the campus community of a dangerous situation.
Idaho State developed a policy to provide the framework for complying with the Clery Act and increasing overall safety on Idaho State University campuses and University-controlled property.