Jeanne Clery Act

Public Safety

Public Safety Jeanne Clery Act

The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act), codified at 20 USC 1092 (f). as a part of the Higher Education Act of 1965 (HEA), is a federal law that requires colleges and universities to disclose timely and accurate information about campus crime and security policies. All public and private institutions of postsecondary education participating in federal student aid programs are subject to the Clery Act. The U.S. Department of Education has developed The Handbook for Campus Safety and Security Reporting which provides institutions of higher education with procedures, examples, and references to follow in order to meet the campus safety and security requirements of the amended HEA. 

Who is responsible for personal safety and security?

Personal safety and security is everyone’s responsibility. Staying informed is the first the step to ensure that our campus facilities will be as safe and secure as possible for all to use and enjoy.

How does Barry Law School report the Clery Act Annual Disclosure of Crime Statistics?

The annual disclosure of campus crime statistics is prepared by the Barry University Public Safety Departments in conjunction with Barry Law School and the local police departments that serve and protect our campuses. The required three years of crime statistics and full text of the annual disclosure are located on the Public Safety section.

How can I report criminal actions and emergencies?

Barry Law School has personnel on duty 24 hours per day, seven days per week. To report a crime or an emergency, contact Campus Security by phone or in person at the offices listed below. You may also report criminal actions and emergencies to Campus Security. For all major life threatening emergencies, please call 911 and Campus Security.

Campus Security
24 hours a day
Modular Building C
321-206-5744 (office), 407-733-9618 (mobile)

How does Barry University report crime to the campus community?

Barry Law School publishes the crime statistics on line yearly.

Which Law Enforcement Agency responds to Barry Law School?

The campus resides within the jurisdiction of the Orange County Sheriff’s Department. The Orange County Sheriff’s Department works closely with Barry Law School as incidents occur and conduct any follow up investigations that are required.

How does Barry Law School maintain campus facilities in a manner upholding safety and security?

Barry Law School regularly monitors the condition of all facilities within the campuses and specifically focuses on issues related to safety. All problems are corrected in a timely manner when identified to the appropriate authorities for action. All requests for service involving security-related issues are treated as priority. Barry Law School regularly monitors campus lighting and repairs are affected in a timely manner.

What additional crimes have been added to the category of hate crimes?

The current regulations added the crimes of larceny-theft, simple assault, intimidation, and destruction/damage/vandalism of property to the list of crimes that must be reported in the hate crimes statistics.

How does Barry Law School inform students and employees about campus security procedures and practices?

Security procedures and practices are addressed at orientation programs for new students and employees. Significant changes to school policies or procedures relating to security will be provided in law school publications for distribution to students and employees.

What are the Barry Law School procedures of campus notification during an emergency?

In the case of an alert, Barry Law School will contact students, faculty & staff via emails. The alert will be sent with specific instructions to seek safe shelter or remain in place. Barry Law School and the responding police agency will verify the incident prior to the alert being sent. Updates on the incident will be sent based on the information provided by the police agency on scene.

How is the information disseminated to the larger community?

The Media Relations and Marketing Manager is responsible for all press releases to the media.

Timely Warnings

In the event a serious situation arises, either on or near campus, which constitutes an ongoing or continuing threat, a campus wide "timely warning" will be issued. The warning will be issued to students, faculty, and staff.

Source: Federal Register, April 29, 1994, Vol. 59, No. 82; Federal Register, November 1, 1999, Vol. 64, No. 210.

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