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The History of the Clery Act

In April 1986, Jeanne Clery was raped and murdered in her residence hall at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Clery, who was a student at the time of her death, was killed by another student who was intoxicated and entered her residence hall via doors that were left unsecured and propped open with pizza boxes. The intoxicated male student entered her unsecured room, strangled, cut, raped and murdered Jeanne Clery. As Connie and Howard Clery learned more about their daughter's death, they grew convinced that their daughter had died because of "slipshod" security on campus.

Connie and Howard Clery, who believed Lehigh University had failed to share vital information with its students regarding campus safety, campaigned for legislative reform for several years following their daughter's death. Their sustained efforts ultimately resulted in the passage of the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act), a federal law requiring all universities and colleges receiving federal student financial aid programs to report crime statistics, alert the campus of imminent dangers, and distribute an Annual Security and Fire Safety Report to current and prospective students and employees.

In 2013 through changes to the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) Reauthorization, the Clery Act was amended to encourage greater transparency and impose additional requirements for institutions to address sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence, and stalking on campus. In this report, you will find UMMC's mandated reportable crime statistics for the years of 2019, 2020, and 2021.

Questions regarding this report should be directed to the Chief of Police or the Clery Act Compliance Officer, University of Mississippi Medical Center, 2500 North State Street, Jackson, MS 39216 or by telephone to (601) 984-1360 or email