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Clery Act Training Seminars

Clery Center’s Clery Act Training Seminars (CATS) give higher education professionals a unique chance to bridge the gap between the requirements of the Clery Act and their campus's distinct needs. By offering a specialized curriculum that addresses both the letter and spirit of the law, our Clery Act Training Seminars equip participants with the concrete tools and strategies necessary to create an actionable Clery compliance plan that may be implemented right away or over time. Subjects covered in CATS trainings include:

  • Identifying and training campus security authorities (CSAs)
  • Identifying Clery geography
  • Counting & classifying Clery Act crimes
  • Composing an institution’s annual security report (ASR)
  • Designing & implementing prevention and response efforts for dating violence, domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking
  • Conducting campus disciplinary procedures for student or employee cases of dating violence, domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking
  • Evaluating the need for and issuing timely warnings or emergency notifications
  • Developing, revising, or implementing policy and procedures to address any of the above

While anyone with an interest or desire in learning more about the totality of the Clery Act is welcome at all Clery Center trainings, our CATS curriculum is specifically designed for those with responsibility for oversight of Clery Act compliance and/or implementing its requirements.

CATS is offered in three modalities: In-person CATS, Virtual, CATS, and Online CATS. Learn more about each modality below!


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In-Person CATS

Our in-person Clery Act Training Seminar gives higher education professionals a unique chance to engage with subject matter experts and institutional peers in a detailed review of important campus safety subjects. Training seminars are conducted by expert Clery Center presenters in a variety of locations throughout the country — check our events calendar to see when we'll be near you!



Virtual CATS

Our Virtual Clery Act Training Seminar (VCATS) is a hybrid course delivering live, online instruction in a virtual format. Integrating interactive elements with engaging online content, participants will have multiple opportunities to address campus-specific questions and apply new concepts through hands-on activities as they engage with subject matter experts and institutional peers.

Taking place over three live sessions, VCATS delivers our comprehensive Clery Act training curriculum through independently completed pre-work and real-time instruction without the need for travel. Check our events calendar to register for the next VCATS session!



Online CATS

Online CATS is self-paced and utilizes videos, quizzes, and an accompanying digital workbook. This course illuminates common challenges and promising practices in fulfilling Clery Act requirements and gives individuals the opportunity to test their knowledge throughout. Online CATS remains open for 12 months from the date of registration and users may complete each module in their own time. 

Learn more & register for Online CATS