N.Y. College Fined $200K for Clery Act Violations

ORANGEBURG, N.Y. — Dominican College of Blauvelt has agreed to pay more than $200,000 for failing to comply with Clery Act requirements.

The U.S. Department of Education based the fine on a Final Program Review Determination (FPRD) issued by Federal Student Aid (FSA) in April 2012. The review stated that Dominican College failed to properly classify and disclose crime statistics; properly define its campus and report crime statistics for non-campus property; and distribute the annual security report (ASR) as required by the Clery Act. Additionally, the report noted that the college did not include required policy statements in the ASR nor did the school maintain an accurate crime log.

As part of the agreement, Dominican College has agreed to pay $200,000 plus 1% interest through an 18-month period to resolve the proposed fine, according to a letter issued by the U.S. Department of Education. Additionally, the college agreed to continue to take steps to comply with the Clery Act and ensure that all future reports were accurate and complete.

The agreement does not resolve any complaints filed with investigations undertaken by the Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights.

Read the complete settlement agreement.

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