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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. Busch 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.