Dating campus issues article
At 11 on a weeknight earlier this year, her work finished, a slim, pretty junior at the University of Pennsylvania did what she often does when she has a little free time. Their relationship, she noted, is not about the meeting of two souls.
Institutions are required to publish their policies regarding timely warnings in their Annual Campus Security Report.
The institution is only required to notify the community of crimes which are covered by the Clery statistics.
The Clery Act requires all colleges and universities that participate in federal financial aid programs to keep and disclose information about crime on and near their respective campuses.
Compliance is monitored by the United States Department of Education, which can impose civil penalties, up to $54,789 per violation, against institutions for each infraction and can suspend institutions from participating in federal student financial aid programs.
According to the Federal Student Aid (FSA) page on Clery Act Reports, "The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act is a federal statute requiring colleges and universities participating in federal financial aid programs to maintain and disclose campus crime statistics and security information. Once a review is completed, the Department issues a Final Program Review Determination.
"The attack on Clery was one of 38 violent crimes recorded at the university in three years.
Information in the log older than 60 days must be made available within two business days.Beyond reporting the incident, the school was fined for violating federal crime-reporting laws.The Laura Dickinson incident has been seen as a wake-up call on how universities report and display statistics on crimes that occur on university campuses. Department of Education is investigating Penn State over the Penn State sex abuse scandal.Crime logs must be kept for seven years, three years following the publication of the last annual security report.The Clery Act requires institutions to give timely warnings of crimes that represent a threat to the safety of students or employees.The university appealed the fine arguing that actions were in compliance with guidelines distributed to schools by the Department of Education in a handbook.