It’s Clery Time! Tips for Preparing and Publishing Your 2022 Annual Security Report

As campuses are wrapping up this year’s Clery Annual Security Report, two industry experts discuss common pain points like crime statistic reporting and troublesome policy statements.

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Your campus should be putting the final touches on this year’s Clery Annual Security Report. Husch Blackwell attorneys have reviewed hundreds of ASRs in the past few years for our clients.

In this session, we will provide important information from our observations of common troublesome areas including:

  • Crime statistic reporting
  • Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) requirements
  • Hierarchy rule
  • Policy statements
  • Multiple campus reporting
  • Publishing the ASR and notifying campus stakeholders
  • Revising the ASR


Karen L. Courtheoux, Senior Counsel, Husch Blackwell

Karen advises public and private institutions of higher education on a range of matters, including faculty, student, and employment matters, investigations, governance questions, and litigation.

Her experience in higher education includes issues arising under Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, the Clery Act, and other federal and state laws and regulations.

Karen has several years of experience as a litigator at leading national law firms. She has represented clients in all stages of federal and state litigation involving commercial, trade secret, employment, consumer finance and property disputes, including appeals and class actions. Earlier in her career, she served as the Legal Fellow in the Office of Legal Counsel at the University of Chicago, where she assisted in drafting and implementing university policies and investigated and responded to charges of discrimination. She also assisted in creating training and compliance programs related to Title IX, the Violence Against Women Act, and the Clery Act.

Ellen Armentrout, Senior Counsel, Husch Blackwell

Prior to joining Husch Blackwell, Ellen worked for 15 years as an attorney in the general counsel’s office at Michigan State University. During much of her tenure, she worked closely with academic and administrative units throughout the university on complex compliance issues frequently involving matters of great sensitivity. Ellen’s current practice also consists of working with her clients on compliance issues, including the Clery Act, Title IX and VAWA. She advises on public records requests and policy development, as well as all types of governance documents. In addition, Ellen helps clients ensure that institutional policies and practices comply with relevant accreditation standards.

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