Clery Act & Compliance Information
The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act) and its amendments is a federal law which sets forth a number of requirements for Title II participating institutions. Among those requirements is the annual publication of a security report. We publish the HACC Safety and Security Department's Annual Security Report in compliance with this act.
What does the Clery Act do?
The Clery Act requires institutions of higher learning to annually publish a security report. This applies to institutions that receive Title II funding. The annual report must:
- Outline policies related to campus security and emergency response.
- Disclose prevalence statistics for certain crimes reported to the institution's Security/Public Safety Department and Campus Security Authorities (CSAs) for the most recent three-year period.
- Disclose violations of state or federal drug, alcohol and weapons laws. This includes violations that were referred to student judicial affairs for college disciplinary action or a law enforcement agency that resulted in the arrest of the offender. In cases where both an arrest and referral are made, only the arrest is counted.
- Campus Property
- Public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from to a campus
- Non-campus properties owned or controlled by the institution.
- Residential Facilities (HACC has no residential facilities).
Does HACC comply with any PA acts?
We compile this publication annually in compliance with the:
- College and University Security Information Act
- Uniform Crime Reporting Act
- Uniform Crime Report statistics as submitted to the Pennsylvania State Police Uniform Crime Reporting System that occur on and around HACC's campuses. These statistics include those areas in which security officers are authorized to patrol and respond to incidents.
- Crime rates calculated per 100,000 individuals.
- Policy disclosures mandated under these acts.
We calculate crime rates as required by Commonwealth law. The rates are on a campus-by-campus basis for each crime category. We express the crime rates based on a theoretical population of 100,000 full-time equivalent (FTE) students and employees.
These disclosures include crimes not reportable under the Clery Act.
How do I file a complaint?
If you believe HACC has failed to comply with the requirements of PACUSIA/UCR, file a complaint with:
Director of Safety and Security
Whitaker Hall, room 131
One HACC Drive
Harrisburg, PA 17110
From campus phones, ext. 212455
Contact the Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General if you feel that your complaint has not been resolved. They will investigate the alleged violation. Contact information for the Office of Attorney General is available upon request.
How can I get a copy of the report?
We publish this report annually no later than Oct. 1.
It is available free-of-charge to the public. Notification of availability is provided to:
- HACC students
- Prospective students
- Prospective employees