2014–2015 ANNUAL REPORT
Tdhe Clery Center’s mission is simple: working with colleges and universities to create safer campus communities.
Through programs focused on education and training, advocacy, and policy, we work towards building a world where all college students can live and learn in environments of dignity and respect.
CREATING IMPACT: 2014 PROGRAMS
Individual & Community Impact
We work each day to train, educate, and empower colleges and universities to create safer campus communities. Through our core programs and initiatives, the Clery Center helps create a safer world for millions of college students across the United States.
Whether it was coming to an in-person training, watching The Alarming Truth on campus, or implementing new activities on campus through National Campus Safety Awareness Month, over 3,000 campus professionals from nearly 1,700 institutions accessed the education, resources, and support they need to create safer communities.
PARTICIPATING IN A NATIONAL CONVERSATION
Silent No More: Student Activism
2014 marked a pivotal year in efforts to raise the issue of campus sexual violence as an urgent national issue.
Over the past few years, student survivors have shared powerful stories of heartbreaking victimization and betrayal, demanding more from the institutions that promised to educate — and protect — them. On hundreds of campuses, students heaved mattresses over their shoulders, signifying the individual and shared weight sexual violence creates.
The Clery Center was proud to be part of the national discussion these efforts sparked, traveling thousands of miles and speaking with journalists, campus leadership, and policy makers about the impact of violence on college and university campuses.
Sharing Our Perspective
Aljazeera America: Sexual assault reports jump 61 percent at top colleges in two years
CBS Evening News: Brown University Acts Swiftly in Date Rape Drug Case
TAKING THE LEAD
2014 Policy Initiatives
In 2014, the Clery Center’s team spent countless early mornings and late nights on the trains between Philadelphia and Washington, D.C., to participate in policy discussions about the Clery Act and campus safety issues.
Updates to the Jeanne Clery Act. We were part of the U.S. Department of Education’s negotiated rulemaking committee tasked with recommending final regulations for the 2013 Violence Against Women Act Amendments to the Clery Act.
White House Task Force & Campaign. We joined colleagues in the fields of campus safety and victim advocacy at the White House’s release of the first report from the Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault, as well as the campaign launch of “It’s On Us”.
2014 FINANCIAL INFORMATION
Summary of Income & Expenses
The Clery Center grew 27% in 2014, reaching nearly $1 million in income— a first in the organization’s history. Expenses also grew in 2014 (42%), but remained lower than the organization’s income. (Note: The income and expenses detailed above represent estimates, and were calculated on an accrual basis. More information about the Clery Center, including a copy of our most recent audited financial statements and Form 990, can be found on our website and at GuideStar.)
GuideStar Gold Exchange Participant
The Clery Center is proud to serve as a GuideStar Exchange Gold Participant, representing our commitment to financial transparency. For more information about the Exchange program, please visit GuideStar.