In 1990 the Crime Awareness and Campus Security Act was created to honor the memory of Jeanne Clery who lost her life due to a crime committed by another student. Jeanne's parents believed if she had known about crime in the area she could have made more informed decisions for her safety which could have spared her life.
The law was later renamed the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (20 USC Section 1092 (f), also referred to as the Clery Act. Though the law was first enacted 33 years ago the mission remains the same:
To provide timely information to the community about crime occurring in the area so they may make informed decisions regarding their safety and safety of others.
This website serves as a platform of information and resources to help the campus community understand the Clery Act, provide easily accessible campus crime information and statistics, and to support other initiatives related to West Chester University's compliance with the Clery Act.
Timely Warnings and
Timely Warnings are Clery Act-required notifications sent to the entire West Chester University Community alerting them of a serious or continuing threat to students and employees. Timely Warnings are created by the Department of Public Safety and sent via text and email. Also, hard copies are sometimes posted in residence hall complexes and other buildings on campus, posted on West Chester University’s website and through media outlets.