Date:  October 29, 2014

To:  MxCC College Community

From: David W. Sykes, Dean of Finance and Administration

Subject: Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act

The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (20 USC § 1092(f)) is the landmark federal law, originally known as the Campus Security Act.  This law requires that all colleges receiving federal funds (in our case financial aid funding) to report crime statistics. Each year we have filed the required reports of crime to the United States Department of Education, however the law requires more than just the reporting of statistics. A majority of the institutions that are subject to this law were only satisfying the statistical reporting portion of the law. The U. S. Department of Education, motivated by Congress has undertaken an effort to enforce all of the requirements of the law and has now become very aggressive in auditing institutions for compliance.

On August 14, 2008 the United States President signed into law Publication Law 110-315, Higher Education Opportunity Act. This law contains many provisions that have a direct affect on students. A summary of the HEOA is available at www.ed.gov/HEOA.

As a result of the increased focus on the Clery Act, all of the Connecticut Community Colleges continue to come into full compliance with the law. The attached document represents information and disclosure of policy, process and procedures in place at Middlesex as required by the Clery Act. The law requires that this information be made known to all staff, faculty and students, as well as anyone else requesting it. To that end, a copy of this document is attached for your information. A copy has also been placed on the P/Drive in the Policies folder and on our website.

Faculty members are asked to announce to their classes that this information is available and where it can be obtained.

Any question, concerns or comments should be directed to me. Thank you for assisting the College in getting this information out to our students.