This course provides college and university staff with an overview of the Clery Act. This course is designed to provide historical information about this federal legislation and educate college staff about the legal requirements mandated by the Clery Act. This course will cover the importance of the Clery Act, different categories of required reporting, the elements of the Annual Security Report, and timely warning and emergency notifications. The content in this course was designed with care and sensitivity; however, some may find certain topics personally upsetting, especially for survivors of sexual abuse or assault. If you feel the need to talk with someone, please contact your Human Resources Administrator or a related resource in your community.
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Clery Act Overview
Alison Kiss, M.S., has served as a subject matter expert on Clery compliance and sexual violence response on college and university campuses since 2005. She served as a Program Director in prevention education and response at Saint Joseph's University and as the Executive Director of the Clery Center for Security on Campus. She served as an alternate negotiator for the Violence Against Women Act amendments to the Clery Act and she has contributed and appeared in major media outlets including CNN, NBC Today, and For News. She also served as a member of the National Attorneys General Task Force on School and Campus Safety.Additionally, Alison has authored and co-authored several chapters on sexual violence and Clery compliance. most recently in Campus Crime 3rd edition edited by Dr. Bonnie Fisher and Dr. John Sloan.