State University of New York

Compliance with the Clery Act (Follow-Up Report)

Colleges are required by the federal Clery Act to publish certain crime statistics and other safety-related information. In audit 2007-S-121, we examined the information published by SUNY campuses and found that it often was not accurate or in full compliance with the Clery Act. For example, 16 campuses lacked four or more of the required disclosures in their annual security report, and three of the four campuses we visited often underreported or misclassified their crime statistics. We recommended SUNY’s System Administration more closely oversee campus compliance with Clery Act requirements and improve its formal guidance and training in this area. When we followed up on these matters with SUNY officials, we found that they had made significant progress in their implementation of our audit recommendations.

For a complete copy of Report 2009-F-46 click here.