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 Dougherty
Alison Kiss Dougherty is the associate vice president of human resources and Title IX coordinator at Widener University. She focuses her work on training, planning and organizational development for colleges, universities and schools. She served on the Department of Education’s negotiated rule-making efforts to assist in drafting the regulations for the Violence Against Women Act amendments to the Clery Act. Prior to her work at Widener, she served as executive director of the national nonprofit Clery Center.