Annual Clery Report:
Alcorn State University Security/Fire Report
The report is available (by clicking the link below) or can be obtained from the Alcorn State University Police Department.
>2010 Alcorn State University Security/Fire Report
Signed into law in 1990, the Clery Act specifies the federal right to know about crime occurring on or near a college or university campus. In compliance with the act, Alcorn State University develops and distributes the annual Clery Report containing information about campus crime statistics and security policies.
Choosing a post-secondary institution is a major decision for students and their families. Along with academic, financial and geographic considerations, the issue of campus security and safety is also a vital consideration.
In 1990, Congress enacted the Crime Awareness and Campus Security Act (Title II of Public Law 101–542), which amended the Higher Education Act of 1965 (HEA). This act requires all post-secondary institutions participating in Title IV student financial aid programs to disclose campus crime statistics and security information.
In memory of Jeanne Clery, a student who was slain in her dorm room, the 1998 amendment renamed the Act into law: named the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act. The "Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act,” also known as the “Clery Report”, requires institutions of higher learning to prepare, publish, and distribute “a report” concerning campus crime statistics and security policies on an annual basis through appropriate publications, mailings or computer networks to all current students and employees.