The Clery Act Explained

The Jeanne Clery Act is a consumer protection law that aims to provide transparency around campus crime policy and statistics. The Clery Act requires all institutions of higher learning that receive federal funding to publish a report which includes: the institution's crime statistics, crime reporting policies, prevention and awareness programs, services for victims, policies and procedures related to timely warnings and emergency notifications, as well as other information related to the safety and security of the institution's community. This information is published annually, by October 1st, for the preceding three calendar years in our Annual Security and Fire Safety Report. 

For more information on the Jeanne Clery Act, please visit the Clery Center by selecting the link below:

Clery Center

Annual Security and Fire Safety Reports


2020 report 2019 report 2018 report 2017 report

Reporting Options

If there is an immediate threat to self or others, physical injury or a safety concern, do not use these forms, call Campus Safety immediately at 315-228-7911.

Anonymously report information, concerns, or actions such as drug/alcohol violations, theft, crimes, weapons violations, or other law/policy violations.

Report to Campus Safety

Report sexual misconduct of various types, including sexual harassment, sexual assault, sexual exploitation, dating/domestic violence, stalking, retaliation or other Title IX concern; hazing or organizational misconduct; disruptive or aggressive behavior; or concern about the welfare of a student.

You may submit this report anonymously, however, the nature of anonymous reports makes responsive action more difficult and, at times, impossible.

Report to Administration

Campus Security Authorities are university officials who have significant responsibility for student and campus activities, including, but not limited to: student housing, student discipline, and campus judicial proceedings.

Report as a Campus Security Authority

Student Travel 

In accordance with the Clery Act, Colgate University is required to request crime statistics from law enforcement agencies having jurisdiction for those qualifying travel locations under its control during the time the locations are used by students, faculty, and staff. As a result, all students traveling off campus must fill out the form below.


Contact Information

Brittany L. Fuller
Clery Compliance Manager
Department of Campus Safety