Wilkes University

Clery Act Notification

The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (20 USC § 1092(f)) is the landmark federal law, originally known as the Campus Security Act, that requires colleges and universities across the United States to disclose information about crime on and around their campuses.

Because the law is tied to participation in federal student financial aid programs it applies to most institutions of higher education both public and private. It is enforced by the U.S. Department of Education.

The "Clery Act" is named in memory of 19 year old university freshman Jeanne Ann Clery who was raped and murdered while asleep in her residence hall room on April 5, 1986.

Each year the Department of Public Safety sends an e-mail notification to all current students, faculty, and staff providing an electronic copy of the report along with a web link to access the report. Upon request, prospective students and employees may obtain a written paper copy of the report at:

  • The Department of Public Safety, 148 South Main Street, Wilkes-Barre
  • The Office of Admissions, Chase Hall, 184 South River Street, Wilkes-Barre
  • The Office of Student Affairs, Passan Hall, 267 South Franklin Street, Wilkes-Barre

Prospective students receive information about the Clery Act via an email notification regarding the submission of an application to the University. The notice is sent to the email address provided on the prospective students' application.

Prospective and new employees are notified about the Clery Act via the Wilkes University Human Resources jobs website.  A notification statement and link to this report is available at the bottom of the page.

The current Annual Security and Fire Safety Report available on the Department of Public Safety website. You may also request a copy mailed to you by calling (570) 408-4999.


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