Clery Act Requirements for Timely Warnings and Emergency Notifications

Join this free webinar to learn the Clery Act requirements for timely warnings and emergency notifications and to practice key decision-making points like whether or not to send out an alert.

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Now more than ever, students and employees are expecting transparency in the way they receive communication regarding safety concerns on campus. Campuses are required to make certain commitments under the Clery Act in how they alert campuses to emergency situations and continuing threats.

Timely warnings and emergency notifications are key components of a campus safety plan. Understanding the difference in these notices and alerts will allow campuses to better keep their communities informed about what kind of communication to expect and when.

This interactive session will review the Clery Act requirements for timely warnings and emergency notifications. Presenters will discuss the separate and distinct requirements between the two types of ongoing disclosures.

Participants will have the opportunity to practice decision-making related to these disclosures by reviewing scenarios and determining which type of alert they would send.

Key Takeaways:

  • Understand timely warning requirements
  • Understand emergency notification requirements
  • Understand the difference between an emergency notification and timely warning
  • Practice making the decision to send or not send an alert


Cecilia Dockery, Assistant Director of Programs, Clery Center

Cecilia develops and implements Clery Center programs and training related to campus safety, with a focus in the areas of hazing and sexual assault, and also provides technical assistance to Clery Center members. Prior to joining Clery Center, Cecilia spent 10 years in higher education, serving in student conduct roles for most of that time as well as in Title IX and Housing. Cecilia earned a Bachelor of Science in Aquaculture from Florida Tech and a Master of Education in College Student Personnel Administration from the University of West Florida.

Paul Hinkle, Assistant Director of Programs, Clery Center

Paul leads the development and provision of Clery Center’s live and virtual interactive Clery Act Training Seminars, to help institutions in their role of providing safe educational environments and complying with the Clery Act. In addition, he creates and implements annual NationalCampus Safety Awareness Month (NCSAM) programming each September. Prior to joining Clery Center, Paul spent 7 years in student conduct and Title IX, working to enhance education, training, and compliance. He champions increasing transparency and understanding of the complexities of campus safety legislation and related university processes. Paul earned his M.Ed. in College Student Affairs Administration from the University of West Florida and a B.A. in English Literature and Secondary Education from Carthage College in Kenosha, Wisconsin.

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