State University of New York

Compliance with the Clery Act

Colleges are required by the federal Clery Act to publish certain crime statistics and other safety-related information. We examined the information published by the campuses of the State University of New York (SUNY) and found that it often was not accurate or in full compliance with the Clery Act. For example, 16 campuses lacked four or more of the required disclosures in their annual security report, and three of the four campuses we visited often underreported or misclassified their crime statistics. We recommended SUNY’s System Administration more closely oversee campus compliance with Clery Act requirements and improve its formal guidance and training in this area.

For a complete copy of Report 2007-S-121 click here.
For a copy of the 90-day response click here.
For a copy of the associated follow-up report click here.