2009 Clery Act Training seminar attracts 156 administrators from across the country


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One of three national 2009 Clery Act Training seminars will be presented on the Fairfield University campus Monday, Aug. 3 (9:30 a.m.-5 p.m.) and Tuesday, Aug. 4, (8:30 a.m.-12 noon) hosted by the Fairfield University Department of Public Safety, the sole recipient of the 2008 Jeanne Clery Award.

The seminar is organized through Security On Campus, Inc., the only national, non-profit organization devoted exclusively to assisting the victims of violence on college campuses and to improving campus security. Founded in 1987 by Connie & Howard Clery, following the murder of their daughter at Lehigh University in 1986, Security On Campus was the driving force behind the Crime Awareness and Campus Security Act of 1990, now known as the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, requiring all colleges receiving federal funds to report crime statistics. Until 1988, only four percent of America's colleges reported crime statistics to the FBI.

We invite you to see why this seminar is so important for campus safety that 156 university administrators from around the country, including 14 from the following Connecticut universities are in attendance:

University of Connecticut
Western Connecticut State University
University of New Haven
Hartford Community College
Fairfield University
University of Bridgeport
Wesleyan University
Albertus Magnus College
Southern Connecticut State University

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Media Contact: Nancy Habetz, (203) 254-4000, ext. 2647, nhabetz@fairfield.edu

Posted on August 3, 2009