Cypress College Releases Annual Safety and Security Report

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Cypress College’s 2014 Annual Security and Safety report is now available. The report meets the requirements of the Jeanne Clery Disclosure Act — which is intended to provide students and the public with access to information critical to their safety.

This year, the report contains a new section: Sexual Misconduct and Sexual Harassment Guidelines. The change was made in response to new legislation.

The Campus Safety Department prepares this report annually to comply with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act. The report is prepared in cooperation with local law enforcement agencies near our main campus and the North Orange County Community College District Office.

The report can be viewed at: http://news.CypressCollege.edu/Documents/2014-Annual-Safety-and-Security-Report.pdf. This year, the report is also being provided in digital book formats for popular devices, including Kindle, the iPhone, iPad, and Nook. Students were notified of its availability via the campus website, the myGateway portal, and the College’s social media properties.

If desired, paper copies of the report will be available through the Campus Safety Office.

The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act is a federal law that requires colleges and universities to disclose certain timely and annual information about campus crime and security policies. All public and private post secondary educational institutions participating in federal student aid programs are required to comply with it.

The law, originally enacted by Congress in 1990 as the Campus Security Act, was initiated by Howard and Connie Clery after their daughter Jeanne was tragically murdered at Lehigh University in 1986. Amendments to the Act in 1998 renamed it in memory of Jeanne Clery.