What is the Clery Act?

The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (“Clery Act”) requires colleges and universities that participate in federal financial aid programs to report campus crime data, support victims of violence, and publicly outline the policies and procedures they have put into place to improve campus safety. The law aims to provide transparency around campus crime policy and statistics.

Daily Crime & Fire Log

The purpose of the daily crime log is to record all criminal incidents and alleged criminal incidents that have been reported to have occurred on College property, properties under control of the College and adjacent public property.

Annual Security & Fire Safety Report

Please review our annual Security & Fire Safety report that has recently just been published.

2023-2024 Annual Campus Safety and Security Report

Campus Security Authorities

What is a campus security authority?

Campus security authorities (CSAs) are designated members of the campus community who are obligated under federal law to report any crime that occurred on or around campus to the appropriate College offices or individuals including Campus Public Safety, the Title IX Office, etc.

CSAs are not required to investigate a crime, but are required to report accurate information in a timely manner, which helps ensure the safety of our campus community.

Who is a campus security authority?

Campus Public Safety officers are CSAs, but other Champlain College employees designated as CSAs include: residential advisors, certain student affairs staff members, etc.

The Clery Act defines a CSA as any of the following categories:

  1. A campus police department or a campus security department of an institution.
  2. Any individual who has responsibility for campus security but who does not constitute a campus police department or a campus security department, such as an individual who is responsible for monitoring entrance into institutional property.
  3. Any individual or organization specified in an institution’s statement of campus security policy as an individual or organization to which students and employees should report criminal offenses.
  4. An official of an institution who has significant responsibility for student and campus activities, including, but not limited to, student housing, student discipline, and campus judicial proceedings.

What They Do

When a crime is reported to a CSA, they should first ask the person if they would like to report it to Campus Public Safety. If the person chooses not to report the crime, the CSA must complete and submit, on a timely basis, a Public Incident Report.

Campus Public Safety

Durick Hall
174 South Willard Street
Public safety officers patrol the campus 24 hours a day, 7 days a week