Campus Police Handbook & Fire Safety

The information contained in this handbook is provided to the campus community as an on-going effort to comply with the 1998 “Jeanne Clery Act.”

What is the "Jeanne Clery" disclosure act?

The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, codified at 20 USC 1092 (f) as a part of the Higher Education Act of 1965, is a federal law that requires colleges and universities to disclose certain timely and annual information about campus crime and security policies. All public and private post secondary educational institutions participating in federal student aid programs are subject to it.

2015 Annual Security and Fire Safety Report PDF icon A paper copy of this report is available upon request. Please contact Ms. Carolyn Smith at 901-448-6450, or

The law, originally enacted by Congress in 1990 as the Campus Security Act, was championed by Howard and Connie Clery after their daughter Jeanne was tragically murdered at Lehigh University in 1986. Amendments to the Act in 1998 renamed it in memory of Jeanne Clery.

The Clery Act requires Colleges and universities to publish an annual report every year by October 1st that contains 3 years worth of crime statistics and certain security policy statements including sexual assault policies which assure basic victims’ rights, the law enforcement authority of campus police and where the students should go to report crimes.

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