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Ed Dept rescinds Clery Act guidelines

October 12, 2020

The Clery Act requires institutions to report certain crimes that happen on or near campus to the Education Department.

Colleges also must regularly release campus crime statistics to the public and issue a warning to campus, such as through a text message, if one occurs.

Campus officials for about 15 years have depended on a handbook that outlines their obligations under the law, the most recent version of which was published in 2016. The department last week pulled that 260-plus-page document and replaced it with a simpler, truncated appendix in the Federal Student Aid Handbook.

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