The University of California Office of the President (UCOP) invites comments on the interim Clery Act Policy – Campus Safety and Security Reporting. The interim policy was issued in July 2022 and UCOP is seeking Systemwide Review prior to its finalization.
Following the interim issuance, a Systemwide Clery Policy Working Group was formed that included representation from campus Chief Compliance & Ethics Officers, Clery Coordinators, CARE Offices, Ombuds, Title IX, Community Safety, and UC Legal. The working group conducted workshops with key stakeholder groups to gather feedback on the interim policy, compile additional feedback on the policy, and begin the development of implementation guidance.
The interim Clery Act Policy is being submitted for Systemwide Review as currently publicly posted to seek any additional feedback on the following revisions:
- The Clery Act Policy revisions removed language in the policy to conform with the formal text of the Clery Act and the Department of Education’s recent directives and enforcement cases.
- The changes include removal of the language regarding categorical exemption of all CARE Advocates, Ombuds, and all other confidential campus offices as Campus Security Authority (CSA), and a clarification that employees with responsibilities, within the scope of their license, as professional or pastoral counselors are not CSAs for the purposes of this policy.