If you have any questions about incidents occurring on campus, please call the Hampshire College Campus Police Department at x5424 from a campus phone or 413.559.5424 from a cell phone or off campus.
The Clery Act
The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, codified at 20 USC 1092 (f) as a part of the Higher Education Act of 1965, is a federal law that requires colleges and universities to disclose certain timely and annual information about campus crime and security policies. The act requires colleges to prepare an annual campus security and fire safety report. Crime statistics are also submitted to the Department of Education.
Search the Department of Education website for statistics for any college or university nationwide, by size, by geography, etc.
The Clery Act, originally enacted by the Congress and signed into law by President George Bush in 1990 as the Crime Awareness and Campus Security Act of 1990, was championed by Howard and Connie Clery after their daughter Jeanne was murdered at Lehigh University in 1986. They also founded the non-profit Security On Campus, Inc. in 1987. Amendments to the Act in 1998 renamed it in memory of Jeanne Clery.
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