UC Berkeley to Pay $2.35 M Clery Fine

(Excerpts from Campus Safety Article)

  • The University of California (UC) Berkeley and U.S. Department of Education came to a settlement agreement on September 9 regarding the school’s violation of the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act. The university will pay a $2.35 million fine and be monitored for two years.
  • The Department of Education’s review lasted six years and involved an assessment of campus crime statistics, policies and procedures regarding campus safety and crime prevention in place from 2009-2016, reports Berkeley News.
  • Of the approximately 32,000 records that were examined, 1,125 incidents were misclassified. Nearly nine out of ten misclassified incidents were cases involving disciplinary referrals for liquor, drug and weapons violations. According to campus officials, although the cases were properly referred for disciplinary proceedings, they were only classified as policy violations rather than law violations.