The Clery Act is a consumer protection law that aims to provide transparency concerning crime statistics for college campuses across the United States, as well as compassionate support to victims of campus crime. In order to provide transparency, universities must produce and maintain a 60-day log of all crimes and fires that occur on campus, as well as an annual safety and safety report. The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report must be published by 1 October every year unless otherwise stipulated by the US Department of Education. The statistics provided in the annual report are collected from USM Public Safety, Title IX, the Office of Community Standards, and Campus Safety Authorities. If you or someone you know has been a victim, or if you have witnessed a crime, there are different avenues you can take to report the incident to the university. The Reporting Resources page will provide you with links to the different ways to report, as well as descriptions of each.
For more information and background on the Clery Act visit our Jeanne Clery Act Background, Information, and Links to Resouces page. Universities are also mandated to inform the campus community of any serious or continuing threats to students and employees that occur within Clery Geography. The campus community will be notified via the emergency notification system and/or timely notices.