The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy & Campus Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act) requires all colleges and universities that receive federal funds to report crime statistics. Pursuant to the Clery Act, higher education institutions must:
The United States Department of Education (DOE) monitors compliance with the Clery Act and can issue civil fines up to $27,500 per violation for a substantial misrepresentation of the number, location, or nature of the crimes required to be reported and can also suspend a university from participating in federal student financial aid programs. In addition, the DOE’s Final Review Determination reports are public documents.
It is important for every campus security authority at Monmouth University to understand what is required of them under the Clery Act.
The following information should be reported in writing to the Monmouth University Police Department:
Campus security authorities should report alleged criminal incidents to the Monmouth University Police Department (MUPD). If in doubt as to whether or not a crime has to be reported, err on the side of caution and report it to the MUPD. The MUPD will determine whether or not the crime should be reported pursuant to the Clery Act.
If you are unsure whether or not you are considered a campus security authority, you should contact the General Counsel’s Office at Extension 3598.
Original Issue Date: March 27, 2006