The Clery Act, originally enacted by the Congress and signed into law by President George Bush in 1990 as the Crime Awareness and Campus Security Act of 1990, was championed by Howard and Connie Clery after their daughter Jeanne was murdered at Lehigh University in 1986. They also founded the non-profit Security On Campus, Inc. in 1987. Amendments to the Act in 1998 renamed it in memory of Jeanne Clery.
The Clery Act requires all institutions of higher education to display "timely warnings" of crimes that pose a threat to the campus community at large. The institutions must also publicize their security policies and crime statistics.
The Clery Act is designated to provide the campus community and potential students with campus crime statistics and information.
For more information on the Clery Act, please visit http://clerycenter.org/summary-jeanne-clery-act
Please call the Campus Safety and Parking Control Office at (760) 355-6308, (760) 355-6306 or the Director of Campus Safety and Security at (760) 355-6295. Campus Security may also be contacted via cell phone at (760) 483-7411.
An "incident" refers to loss/damage to college property, loss/damage to personal property, criminal activity or an injury involving a student or visitor (occurring on campus or participating in a college activity).
An incident report form can be turned in to the Campus Safety and Parking Control Office, Building 500, room 517. You can remain anonymous when reporting a crime. When possible all personal/ identifying information will stay confidential.
The Campus Safety and Security Department must be notified of all crimes occurring on campus or in conjunction with a college activity or location. If you are a Pastoral Counselor or Professional Counselor and a crime has been reported to you, you are encouraged when appropriate to inform the person to report crimes on a voluntary, confidential basis for inclusion in the annul disclosure of crime statistics.
In compliance with the Jeanne Clery Act, September is National Campus Safety Awareness month. IVC in conjunction with the local police department and other agencies in the month of September set up an informative booth as well as host a day where activities such as basic self defense, crime prevention, etc are offered to all students and staff. Crime information and safety tips are available upon request.
The college encourages all persons on campus, to practice low-risk defensive behavior, and to be especially alert at night. Students and others are advised to park in well-lit and trafficked areas and to always lock their vehicle. Students should not pickup strangers or accept rides from people they do not know.
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