Clery Act & Title IX Information

The Clery Act and Title IX both pertains to establishing a safe environment on on-campus that is learning inductive.



Clery Act

The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act or Clery Act, signed in 1990, is a federal statute passed in 1990, requires all colleges and universities who receive federal funding to share information about crime on campus and their efforts to improve campus safety as well as inform the public of crime in or around campus. This information is made publicly accessible through the university's annual security report. Public crime and safety information can help with informed decisions when it comes to choosing institutions to pursue further higher education.

The Clery Act applies to certain crimes occurring on University property reported to the police (either University Police or another law enforcement agency) and/or university faculty or staff known as Campus Security Authorities (CSA). CSA’s are mandated crime reporters per the Clery Act. Crime statistics is then compiled and reported under the university's Annual Campus Crime and Fire Safety report.

UNL Alerts (Emergency Notifications)

Scope: Wide focus on any significant emergency or dangerous situation (may include Clery Act crimes).

Why: UNL Alerts (Emergency Notification) are triggered by an event that is currently occurring on or imminently threatening the campus. UNL Police initiates UNL Alerts for any significant emergency or dangerous situation occurring on the campus involving an immediate threat to the health or safety of students and employees.

Where: Applies to situations that occur on the University of Nebraska-Lincoln campus.

When: Initiated immediately upon confirmation that a dangerous situation or emergency exists or threatens.

How: By phone, text, email, website and digital signage on campus.

Timely Warnings

Scope: Narrow focus on Clery Act crimes.

Why: Timely Warnings are triggered by crimes that have already occurred but represent an ongoing threat. UNL Police issues a timely warning for any Clery Act crime committed on the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's geography that is reported to campus security authorities or UNL Police, and that is considered by the institution to represent a continuing threat to students and employees.

Where: Applies to crimes that occur on the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's Clery geography.

When: Issued as soon as pertinent information is available.

How: By sending a mass email to all students and employees.

Title IX

UNL is dedicated to the prevention of sexual discrimination, sexual harassment and sexual misconduct, and providing a safe campus for its employees and students. Title IX prohibits discrimination based on sex in education programs and activities in federally funded schools. Title IX protects students, employees, applicants for admission and employment, and other persons from all forms of sex discrimination, including discrimination based on gender identity or failure to conform to stereotypical notions of masculinity or femininity. All students, faculty and staff at UNL are protected by Title IX (regardless of gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, full or part-time status, disability, race or national origin) in all aspects of UNL’s educational programs and activities. All forms of sexual harassment, including but not limited to, dating and domestic violence, stalking, and sexual assault are violations of Title IX and prohibited by UNL.

In order to be proactive in its efforts, UNL's Office of Institutional Equity and Compliance has established procedures and policies to investigate complaints and address identified concerns. If you have any other questions, please feel free to contact the Office of Institutional Equity and Compliance at (402) 472-3417.

Read the Chancellor's Policy Memorandum on Title IX Compliance to learn more about how UNL is taking steps to establish a safe, diverse and inclusive work and learning environment.