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Clery Center to Host Jeanne Clery Act Training in Partnership with Kent State University at Geauga

Posted Mar. 17, 2014

The Clery Center for Security On Campus, the nation’s leading nonprofit campus safety advocacy organization, will host a Jeanne Clery Act Training Seminar in partnership with Kent State University at Geauga from March 24-25.

The Jeanne Clery Act is a landmark federal law that requires colleges and universities across the United States to disclose ongoing information about crime on and around their campuses, as well as security policies and procedures.  The act is enforced by the United States Department of Education.

“Our organization takes a true collaborative approach to training,” says Alison Kiss, executive director of the Clery Center for Security on Campus. “A multidisciplinary team designed the curriculum, which was then vetted by the Department of Education and Department of Justice.”

“The Clery Center for Security on Campus was excited about offering the Jeanne Clery Act training at Kent State University’s Regional Academic Center in Twinsburg because of the location and proximity to many of Ohio’s higher education institutions and the state-of-the-art amenities that the center provides,” says John Granny, director of business affairs and operations at Kent State Geauga.

The day-and-a-half seminar will include presentations on emergency response and alerting the campus community, crime reporting, sexual violence guidelines and how to effectively disseminate important safety information, such as the institution’s annual security report.

“My favorite aspect of our training is the opportunity for colleges and universities to interact with and learn from one another,” says Abigail Boyer, assistant executive director of programs, outreach and communications for the Clery Center. “Participants can ask questions in a safe environment and learn from instructors and fellow participants who may face similar challenges to compliance at their own institutions.”

For more information about Jeanne Clery Act trainings, visit www.clerycenter.org/training.