CLERY Compliance and Reporting

The CLERY Act requires colleges and universities to report campus crime data, support victims of violence, and publicly outline the policies and procedures they have put into place to improve campus safety. In order to comply with CLERY Act requirements, colleges and universities must understand what the law entails, where their responsibilities lie, and what they can do to actively foster campus safety.

Annual Security Reporting

The CLERY Act requires colleges and universities that receive federal funding to disseminate a public annual security report (ASR) to employees and students every October 1st. This ASR must include statistics of campus crime for the preceding 3 calendar years, plus details about efforts taken to improve campus safety.

ASRs must also include policy statements regarding (but not limited to) crime reporting, campus facility security and access, law enforcement authority, incidence of alcohol and drug use, and the prevention of/response to sexual assault, domestic or dating violence, and stalking.



Walsh University’s Drug Free Schools and Communities Act and Drug Free Workplace Act

Consistent with its mission and tradition, Walsh University is committed to implementing a drug- and alcohol-free program that strives to maintain a lawful working and learning environment and to promote the health and safety of all its students, staff, and faculty. This program is designed to prevent the unlawful possession, use, or distribution of illicit drugs and alcohol by students and employees on its premises or as any part of a University-sponsored activity.

In compliance with the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act of 1989 and the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988, Walsh is required to provide a notification designed to ensure that all members of the Walsh University community are aware of the following: The University’s alcohol and drug policies; health risks associated with drug and alcohol use and abuse; available resources to all students, staff, and faculty; and applicable federal, state, and local laws.


Anti-Hazing Policy and Prevention

Each institution of higher education shall develop an anti-hazing policy that prohibits students enrolled in an institution of higher education, or other individuals associated with an organization recognized by or operating under the sanction of an institution, from engaging in hazing or a violation of section 2903.31 of the Revised Code. The policy shall apply to an act conducted on or off-campus if the act is determined to constitute hazing or a violation of section 2903.31 of the Revised Code. The policy shall apply only if the hazing or violation of section 2903.31 of the Revised Code takes place between two or more people who are affiliated with the institution. The policy shall include all of the following:

  1. Rules prohibiting hazing;
  2. A method to enforce the policy;
  3. Appropriate penalties for violations of the policy, which may include any of the following:
    1. The imposition of fines;
    2. Withholding of diplomas or transcripts pending compliance with the rules or payment of fines;
    3. The revocation of permission for an organization to operate on campus or to otherwise operate under the recognition or sanction of the institution;
    4. The imposition of probation, suspension, dismissal, or expulsion.

Each institution shall provide a copy of the policy, including the institution’s rules, penalties, and method to enforce the policy, to each organization within the institution. Additionally, each institution shall post the policy on the institution’s publicly accessible web site.

In accordance with this policy, you can review the university’s anti-hazing policy and reported campus incidents HERE: Walsh University Anti-Hazing Policy

Each institution shall update the report on the first day of January and August of each year and shall post the updated report on the institution’s publicly accessible web site. However, each institution shall retain reports for five consecutive years.

A full rendering of the state compliance expectations can be found at the following link: