The Clery Act

The Clery Act is the result of a young College Student by the name of Jeanne Clery found murdered inside her Lehigh University dorm room.  This tragedy was a result of lack of reporting and under reporting crimes that happened at the University that Clery attended by campus police and security personnel.  As a result Jeanne Clery’s parents, Connie and Howard Clery, committed themselves to create enduring change on University sites mandating the published reports of crimes. In 1990, Congress approved the Crime Awareness and Campus Security Act, which was later renamed in Jeanne’s memory, the Jeanne Clery Act, which took effect in 1991. Click here learn more about the Jeanne Clery Act.  The link provides access to the Clery Handbook.

Clery Act Notification for Prospective/Current Students & Employees

The Methodist University Annual Security Report includes statistics for the previous three years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus, in certain off-campus buildings owned or controlled by the University, and on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus. This report also includes institutional policies concerning campus security, alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, the reporting of crimes, timely warning of crimes, sexual violence and policies relating to personal safety at Methodist University. The Methodist University Annual Security and Fire Report includes MU’s fire reporting statistics and policies. This link is available to the entire Methodist University community and for public viewing for potential students and employees as well.

For hard copies of this publication, please contact/visit: Methodist University Public Safety Department at the Campus Services Building located at 5400 Ramsey Street Fayetteville, NC 28311. ATTN: Lt. Janet L. Bird at 910.630.7554 or

Campus Law Enforcement & Security

Methodist University Law Enforcement Officers have full powers of arrest under the State of North Carolina general statues they are sworn to uphold.  The Law Enforcement Jurisdiction is exclusive to property owned and controlled by Methodist University. All Methodist University sworn law enforcement officers are continuously trained throughout the year with mandated in-service training required by the North Carolina Training and Standards division in Raleigh NC.  They are additionally trained above the state mandated level of training as needs arise as incidents continue to happen around the world.

Methodist University Unarmed Security Officers have the authority to enforce school rules only.  The security officers are required to attend a mandated 16 hr. block of instruction which meets the North Carolina State certification requirements.  Each security officer receives additional training above the state mandated level that is exclusive to the issues that concern Methodist University.

In addition to notification of crimes to campus law enforcement and/or security, below is a list of Campus Security Authorities that you can also reach out to and contact in order to report Clery reportable crimes.

Campus Security Authority (CSA’s) for Clery Reportable Crimes

  • President of the University, Dr. Stanley T. Wearden
  • Provost, Dr. Suzanne Blum Malley
  • Vice President for Student Affairs, Dr. William Walker
  • Senior Associate Dean of Students, Dr. Todd Harris
  • Director of Institutional Compliance and Title IX, Mr. Matthew Dempster
  • Director of Housing and Residence Life, Ms. Jananne “Nan” Fiebig
  • Assistant Director of Housing and Residence Life, Ms. Leteshia Mercer
  • Residential Coordinators
  • Resident Assistants
  • Faculty Members
  • Staff Members

Clery Reportable Crimes

  • Murder
  • Rape
  • Fondling
  • Incest
  • Statutory Rape
  • Robbery
  • Aggravated Assault
  • Burglary
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
  • Manslaughter
  • Arson
  • Domestic Violence
  • Dating Violence
  • Stalking
  • Liquor Law Violations
  • Drug Abuse Violations
  • Weapons Possessions

Clery Act Requirements for Universities

  • Have in place primary and ongoing prevention and awareness programs and campaigns for students and employees concerning:
  • Disclose the previous mentioned topics in our policies and procedures in the annual security report.
  • Provide the primary education programs as part of the orientation process for new students and employees whenever they start.
  • Ongoing campaigns should be visible throughout the year.
  • Keep a public crime log publish an annual security report that includes crime statistics and security policies.
  • Provide emergency notification to students and campus employees about an immediate threat to students and campus employees.
    • MUPAWS
    • E-Mail
    • Social Media
    • Fire Alarm
  • Provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about certain crimes that should enable people to protect themselves
  • Ensure certain basic rights for victims of sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence, and stalking.
    • Annual training for all University staff
    • New student and returning student awareness training
    • On-going seminar training and access to the most updated information.