The Clery Act

The Clery Act requires colleges and universities that participate in federal financial programs to keep and disclose information about crime on or near campus. Campus Security Authorities (CSAs) are required under the Clery Act to report information to university police about crimes that occur on or near campus. 

CSAs are defined as officials of an institution who have significant responsibility for student and campus activities, including, but not limited to, student housing, student discipline, and campus judicial proceedings. To find out if you are a CSA, visit the Mandated Reporter Defined page.

Additionally, under state law and university policy, all university employees who in the course of employment receive information related to physical or sexual abuse of children must immediately report such information to the University of Iowa Police

How to report

The Department of Public Safety has an online incident reporting form for reporting a crime that has occurred on campus, including sexual assault, dating/domestic violence, or stalking. Names and identifying information do not need to be shared. Data are used for statistical purposes only, with the goal of providing transparency. 

Annual security reports are available for download from the Department of Public Safety website


The University of Iowa Police provide Clery Act compliance oversight, including an ICON course for employees. To access the course:

  • Log into Self Service using your HawkID and password.
  • Select the "Personal" tab.
  • Locate the "Learning and Development" links and select the "My Training" link.
  • Select the "Available Online Icon Courses" link (near top of page).
  • Select on the "Campus Security Authorities" link and follow onscreen prompt to register for the course.