Date Originally Issued: 05-02-2016
Authorized by Regent Policy 3.1
See also: Campus Safety Authority
The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act of 1998 (“Clery Act”) is a federal law requiring institutions of higher education that receive federal funding to collect and publish statistics about reports of certain crimes that occur on or adjacent to campus, or in other areas owned or controlled by the institution and frequently used by students. In addition, institutions are required to adopt and publish policies related to campus safety and security. The purpose of this policy is to ensure UNM’s compliance with the requirements of the Clery Act. Any changes in the Clery Act requirements will supersede the relevant provisions of this policy.
Many UNM offices and individuals are tasked with helping the University to comply with the requirements of the Clery Act, including, but not limited to: UNM Police Department and Campus Security, Clery Act Compliance Officer, Athletics, Dean of Students Office, Residence Life and Student Housing, Vice Presidents, Deans, University Hospitals, Human Resources, Office of Equal Opportunity, Admissions Office, Student Health and Counseling, chartered student organization advisors, and other offices or individuals with significant responsibility for student and campus activities.
The Clery Act requires the University to separately collect and publish statistics for the Albuquerque campus; branch campuses; and UNM West (collectively “UNM campuses” or “campuses”). The Clery Act Compliance Officer oversees the Clery Act compliance of all UNM campuses, including the branch campuses and UNM West. Branch campuses and UNM West, which are addressed specifically in Section 6, have designed staff members (“Clery staff”) who are responsible for fulfilling the requirements of the Clery Act on their respective campuses.