Clery Act Overview

What is the Clery Act?

The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act is a consumer protection law that requires institutions of higher education to disclose information about campus safety and security policies and crime and fire statistics.  The Clery Act requires Auburn University to:

  • Collect, classify and count crime reports and statistics.
  • Issue emergency notifications for significant emergencies, and timely warnings for certain crimes representing an ongoing threat to the campus community.
  • Provide prevention and awareness programs related to dating and domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking.
  • Establish procedures for disciplinary action in cases of dating and domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking.
  • Publish an annual security report and annual fire safety report, including statements of policy for various campus security and fire safety topics.
  • Submit crime and fire statistics to the U.S. Department of Education.
  • Maintain a daily crime log and fire log.
  • Disclose missing student notification procedures.

Additional Resources

U.S. Department of Education Campus Safety and Security Data

The Handbook for Campus Safety and Security Reporting

Clery Map/Geography

The university's Clery Geography includes the following categories:

  • On Campus: Buildings and property that are owned or controlled by the university within the same reasonably contiguous area and used in direct support of, or in relation to, the university's educational purposes.
  • On-Campus Student Housing: Student housing facilities that are owned or controlled by the university, or located on property that is owned or controlled by the university, and is within the reasonably contiguous geographic area that makes up the campus.
  • Public Property: All public property, such as streets, sidewalks, parking facilities, and parks, that is within the campus or immediately adjacent and accessible from the campus.
  • Noncampus: Buildings and property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the university, or owned or controlled by the university, used in direct support of the university's educational purposes, frequently used by students, and not within the same reasonably contiguous geographic area.
  • Separate Campus: Buildings and property owned or controlled by the university, not reasonably contiguous with the main campus, with an organized program of study and at least one on-site administrator.

Clery Maps

Auburn University Main Campus – Auburn, AL

For greater detail, click on one of the quadrants below.

Northeast Quadrant

Northwest Quadrant

Southeast Quadrant

Southwest Quadrant

Campus Security Authorities (CSAs)

The Clery Act identifies the following individuals as Campus Security Authorities (CSAs):

  • Campus police department or campus security department staff;
  • Other individuals with responsibility for campus security, such as those who monitor entrance to a facility;
  • Individuals or organizations specified as someone to whom students and employees should report criminal offenses; and
  • Officials with significant responsibility for student and campus activities, including advisors to student organizations.

Auburn University Campus Safety & Security maintains a list of identified CSAs, and provides training and resources to CSAs.

CSA Resources

CSA Crime Reporting Form

CSA Reference Card

Sexual Assault Resources

For information on the university's formal reporting process and various resources available on and off campus, visit

For information on confidential reporting and survivor advocacy, visit

Drug Free and Schools and Communities Act (DFSCA)


Susan McCallister
Director, Campus Safety & Compliance

Selena McKissick
Clery Compliance Specialist
Focus areas: crime reporting, crime log, records custodian, statistics

Last updated: 04/10/2024