History of the Clery Act
In April 1986, Jeanne Clery, a student at Lehigh University, was sexually assaulted and murdered in her residence hall room. At that time universities or colleges were not required to track or disclose crimes that occurred on campus. In 1990, Congress approved the Crime Awareness and Campus Security Act, which requires colleges and universities, like UC, to make "timely warnings" to campus community members about specific types of crime if an ongoing threat is believed to exist. The Campus Security Act was later renamed in memory of Jeanne Clery. The Jeanne Clery Act took effect in 1991.