Department of Education Extends Annual Security Report Deadline to December 31

The ASR and AFSR extensions are being granted due to the coronavirus.

Department of Education Extends Annual Security Report Deadline to December 31

The U.S. Department of Education announced on Friday that postsecondary institutions now have more time to prepare their Annual Security Reports (ASRs) and Annual Fire Safety Reports (AFSRs). Both reports now must be distributed by December 31, 2020.

Normally, the ASR and AFSR must be distributed by October 1. However, because institutions of higher education and their students are facing significant challenges due to COVID-19, the Department extended the deadline.

That being said, the Department encouraged colleges and universities to distribute their ASRs and AFRs on the normal schedule, if possible.

At last week’s Campus Safety Online Summit, Sarah Barrett, who is director of training and education at the Clery Center, as well as Abigail Boyer, who is the Clery Center’s associate executive director, presented Accounting for the ‘Other’: Examing Clery Act Emergency Notification Policies in Light of COVID-19 Response. In this presentation, Barrett and Boyer explored key questions that colleges and universities continue to face in response to the coronavirus and how they inform an institution’s Clery-required emergency notification and evacuation policies.

This session, as well as many others that cover campus COVID-19 response, are now available on demand. To watch the sessions, click here.

Additional Clery and Title IX compliance materials can be found here.

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Robin has been covering the security and campus law enforcement industries since 1998 and is a specialist in school, university and hospital security, public safety and emergency management, as well as emerging technologies and systems integration. She joined CS in 2005 and has authored award-winning editorial on campus law enforcement and security funding, officer recruitment and retention, access control, IP video, network integration, event management, crime trends, the Clery Act, Title IX compliance, sexual assault, dating abuse, emergency communications, incident management software and more. Robin has been featured on national and local media outlets and was formerly associate editor for the trade publication Security Sales & Integration. She obtained her undergraduate degree in history from California State University, Long Beach.

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