Office of Title IX & Clery Compliance

Clery Compliance

In 1990, the Crime Awareness and Campus Security Act was passed, amending the Higher Education Act of 1965. The act was later renamed the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act in 1998, more commonly referred to as the Clery Act. This act requires all institutions of higher education receiving federal funding to disclose campus crime statistics as well as security information. In 2013, the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013 (VAWA) was signed into law, further amending the Clery Act. The amendments require institutions to disclose statistics, policies and programs related to dating violence, domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking, among other changes. 

Pursuant to our responsibilities under the Clery Act, UNCW takes a communal approach to campus safety and security. The University Police Department leads the charge with visible patrols and a community-policing model. Their sworn officers, non-sworn security officers, administrators, and support staff regularly collaborate with other offices including Housing and Residence Life, the Office of the Dean of Students, CARE, Crossroads, and the Office of Title IX and Clery Compliance to further UNCW’s commitment to safety.

With the focus of safety in mind, UNCW’s Annual Security Report and Annual Fire Safety Report is published each year in compliance with the Clery Act. This report includes statistics for the previous three years concerning certain categories of crimes that occurred on campus, in off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by UNCW, and on public property within or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus. The report also includes institutional policies concerning campus security, sexual misconduct, emergency response, and other matters. A hard copy of the Annual Security Report can be obtained by contacting the UNCW Police Department or the Office of Title IX and Clery Compliance.  A hard copy of the Annual Fire Safety Report can be obtained by contacting Environmental Health and Safety or the Office of Title IX and Clery Compliance.   

For more information about safety, security, and Clery Act compliance at UNCW, check out the following resources: