Campus Security and Crime

Two of the main laws that impact campus safety are the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act) and the Illinois Campus Security Enhancement Act of 2008 (110 ILCS 12/1, et seq).

The Clery Act requires the University, through its campuses, to do several things, including the following:

  • Collect, classify and count crime reports and crime statistics;
  • Issue Timely Warnings and Emergency Notifications to provide the campus community with information necessary to make informed decisions about their health and safety;
  • Publish an Annual Security Report containing policy statements and crime statistics;
  • Keep a crime log of alleged criminal incidents;
  • Disclose missing student notification procedures for students living in University-housing; and
  • Disclose fire safety information

For a thorough review of what is required under Clery, visit the Department of Education website. For more information about individual campuses, visit:

For the Chicago Campus:
For the Urbana Campus:
For the Springfield Campus:


The Campus Security Enhancement Act requires the University to, among other things:

  • Identify security-sensitive positions and make provisions for conducting criminal background checks
  • Establish a community task force to coordinate efforts to prevent and respond to sexual assaults
  • Disclose certain arrest information
  • Develop a Campus Violence Prevention Plan, which includes developing a Campus violence prevention committee and campus threat assessment teams


For more information about efforts by individual campuses to comply with the law, visit:
For the Chicago Campus: Violence Prevention Plan
For the Urbana Campus: Emergency Preparedness
For the Springfield Campus: Emergency Response Plan