Clery Act Compliance

Clery Act General Information

In April 1986, Connie and Howard Clery faced every parent’s worst nightmare. Their 19 year old daughter, Jeanne, was raped and murdered in her university residence hall room. Jeanne’s death alerted the Clerys to the large number of violent crimes happening on campuses across the country, however little information was shared with the public regarding those crimes. Making college safer became their goal. The Clery Act was first passed by Congress in 1990 and has been amended a number of times since then, including being officially named for Jeanne in 1998. website

For information from the federal government regarding the Clery Act, including how The University of Toledo’s crime statistics compares to other institutions, please explore the Department of Education’s website

Intersection of Title IX and the Clery Act

When President Obama reauthorized the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) in March 2013, the Clery Act was amended to include new crime statistics to report, new hate crime categories, and mandated training of the campus community regarding issues pertaining to sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking.


Last Updated: 1/6/23