Jeanne Clery Act—Crime Statistics


The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, known as the Clery Act, is the federal law requiring colleges and universities across the United States to disclose information about crime on and around their campuses.

The law is tied to an institution's participation in federal student financial aid programs and it applies to most institutions of higher education both public and private. The Act, enforced by the United States Department of Education, is named in memory of Jeanne Clery, a 19-year-old Lehigh University freshman who was raped and murdered in her residence hall in 1986.

Reporting Information

The University of Hartford Annual Security Report contains information regarding campus security and personal safety, including topics such as:

  • crime prevention
  • fire safety
  • University police law enforcement authority
  • crime reporting policies
  • disciplinary procedures and other matters of importance related to security and safety on campus

The report also contains crime statistics for the three previous calendar years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus; in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by University of Hartford ; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus.

Annual Security and Fire Safety Reports by Year

The Jeanne Clery Act (Clery Act), a federal law that requires colleges and universities to annually compile and publish crime statistics for their campuses. The law requires that Campus Security Authorities (CSA) report crime statistics for inclusion in the University’s Annual Security Report. If you meet any of the definitions outlined below or have received notification from the President, A supervisor or the University Clery Compliance representative(s), you are a CSA as that term has been defined by the United States Department of Education. CSA include, but are not limited to, officials of the University with significant responsibility for students or campus activities. A faculty member who does not have any responsibility for student and campus activity beyond the classroom; and clerical or cafeteria staff are not considered CSAs. However, all other faculty, administrators, athletic staff, human resource personnel, public safety personnel, residential life staff and student affairs staff, who have significant responsibility for students and/or campus activities, are considered CSAs under the Clery Act.

Campus Security Authority

The following are defined by the Jeanne Clery Act as Campus Security Authorities. 

Campus Police Department

Individuals with Campus Security Responsibility

Any individuals who have responsibility for campus security but who do not constitute a campus police department or a campus security department, such as an individual who is responsible for monitoring entrance into institutional property. Examples of this category are: parking enforcement staff, event security staff and bicycle patrol staff.

Individuals Designated by the Campus

Any individual or organization specified in an institution's statement of campus security policy as one to which students and employees should report criminal offenses. Examples include: Chancellor's Office, Ombuds Office, and Office of Student Life.

Officials with Significant Responsibility for Student and Campus Activities

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. If such an official is a pastoral or professional counselor as defined below, the official is not considered a campus security authority when acting in those capacities. Examples of this category are: Deans of Students, Student Housing Officials, Students Discipline Officials, Students Judicial Affairs Officials, Officials who oversee a student center, Officials who oversee student extracurricular activities, Director of Athletics, Team Coaches and Faculty Advisors to student groups.


Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, The University of Hartford is required to disclose on an annual basis certain reported crime statistics that occur during University sponsored / arranged domestic and international student trips. Community members who are administratively responsible for domestic and international student trips are expected to report student trip information to the University Of Hartford Department Of Public Safety for compliance.

For trips to be reportable, student trips must meet certain requirements. The University of Hartford must have control over the trip or program accommodation and any related academic space used in conjunction with the trip. Control, as defined by the Clery Act, means that there is a written agreement (no matter how informal) directly between the University and the end provider for use of the space.

In addition, the controlled space must be used in direct support of, or in relation to, the institution’s educational purposes and frequented by students. Some examples of a written agreement include renting hotel rooms, leasing apartments, leasing space in a student housing facility or academic space on another campus and even an e-mail agreement for use of space free of charge. Hostels are not normally reportable unless the written agreement gives the University control over the space within the accommodation.

Why is this information needed?

Information on qualifying student trips is needed by University of Hartford Department of Public Safety for follow-up with the local law enforcement agency associated with the trip location. University of Hartford Department of Public Safety will request to the trip location local law enforcement agency to determine if any Clery Act qualifying crimes (occurring during the trip time frame and at the University arranged accommodation and/or related academic space) were reported directly to the local law enforcement and thus may not be known to University personnel.

Trip Accommodation and/or Academic Space Usage Agreement

Student Trip Accommodation

Length of Student Trip

Clery Act Reportable Student Trip

The University has a written agreement with end provider for trip accommodations and/or academic space for use of the accommodations or space

The same accommodations are used every year or more frequently

1 night or more


The University has a written agreement with end provider for trip accommodations and/or academic space for use of the accommodations or space 

You don’t anticipate using the same accommodation every year

3 or more nights


The University has a written agreement with a third party to arrange trip accommodations and/or academic space for use of the accommodations or space

Same accommodation used every year or more frequently

1 night or more


University sponsored trip


 Day trip


Student organized or private trips – no university agreement


1 night or more


Clery Reporting Trips Form 

Need More Information?

If you have any questions on whether your trip or program should be reported, please contact Marian Antunes, Clery compliance officer and investigator, at 860.768.7836 or

Crime Definitions

Murder and Non-negligent Manslaughter – The willful (non-negligent) killing of one human being by another.

Negligent Manslaughter – The killing of another person through gross negligence.

Sex Offense Forcible (F) – Any sexual act directed against another person, forcibly and/or against that person's will; or not forcibly or against the person's will where the victim is incapable of giving consent: forcible rape; forcible sodomy; sexual assault with an object; and forcible fondling.

Sex Offense Non Forcible (N) – Unlawful, non-forcible sexual intercourse: incest; statutory rape.

Robbery - The taking or attempting to take anything of value from the care, custody, or control of a person or persons by force or threat of force or violence and/or by putting the victim in fear.

Aggravated Assault – An unlawful attack by one person upon another for the purpose of inflicting severe or aggravated bodily injury. This type of assault is usually accompanied by the use of a weapon or by means likely to produce death or great bodily harm. It is not necessary for an injury to result when a gun, knife or other weapon is used in the commission of the crime.

Simple Assault – Assaults and attempted assaults where no weapon was used and which did not result in a serious or aggravated injury to the victim. (Currently, this crime category only applies to hate crimes.)

Burglary – The unlawful entry of a structure to commit a felony or a theft. For reporting purposes this definition includes: unlawful entry with intent to commit a larceny or felony; breaking and entering with intent to commit a larceny; housebreaking; safecracking; and all attempts to commit any of the aforementioned.

Motor Vehicle Theft – The theft or attempted theft of a motor vehicle. (Classify as motor vehicle theft all cases where automobiles are taken by persons not having lawful access even though the vehicles are later abandoned-including joyriding.)

Arson – Any willful or malicious burning or attempt to burn, with or without intent to defraud, a dwelling house, public building, motor vehicle or aircraft, personal property of another, etc.

Liquor Law Violation – The violation of laws or ordinances prohibiting: the manufacture, sale, transporting, furnishing, possessing of intoxicating liquor; maintaining unlawful drinking places; bootlegging; operating a still, furnishing liquor to a minor or intemperate person; using a vehicle for illegal transportation of liquor; drinking on a train or public conveyance; or any attempts to commit any of the foregoing violations. Note: this list does not include public drunkenness and driving under the influence.

Drug Law Violation – Violations of State and local laws related to the possession, sale, use, growing, manufacturing, and making of narcotic drugs. The relevant substances include; opium or cocaine and their derivatives (morphine, heroin, codeine); marijuana; synthetic narcotics (Demerol, methadone(s); and dangerous non-narcotic drugs (barbiturates, Benzedrine).

Weapon Law Violation – The violation of laws or ordinances regulating weapons.

Hate Crimes – Any crime that manifests evidence that the victim was intentionally selected because of the victim's actual or perceived race; religion; gender; sexual orientation; ethnicity or physical/mental disabilities.

Disciplinary Referrals – incidents in which a student was not arrested but was referred for campus disciplinary action for liquor law violations, drug law violations, and illegal weapons possession.

Location Definitions

Campus – (i) any building or property owned or controlled by an institution within the same reasonably contiguous geographic area and used by the institution in direct support of, or in a manner related to, the institution's educational purposes, including residence halls; and

(ii) any building or property that is within or reasonably contiguous to the area identified in paragraph (i) of this definition, that is owned by the institution but controlled by another person, is frequently used by students and supports institutional purposes (such as a food or other retail vendor).

Non-Campus – (i) Any building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or

(ii) any building or property owned or controlled by an institution that is used in direct support of, or in relation to the institution's educational purposes, is frequently used by students, and is not within the same reasonably contiguous geographic area of the institution.

Housing – Residence Halls or other university-owned residences. The University Albany Village site is classified as a non-campus location because it is not considered contiguous to the main campus.

Public Property–"public property" is defined by the Clery Act regulations as all public property including thoroughfares, streets, sidewalks, and parking facilities that is within the campus, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus.   Include the sidewalk across the street from your campus, but do not include public property beyond the sidewalk.