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Virtual Clery Act Training Seminar (VCATS)
Monday, March 04, 2024, 12:30 PM to Thursday, March 07, 2024, 5:00 PM EDT
Category: VCATS

Virtual Clery Act Training Seminar (VCATS) - March 2024

March 4-7, 2024

12:30 - 5:00 PM ET over three days

Registration Deadline: February 26, 2024




The training will take place over three classes on the following dates:

  • Monday, March 4  |  12:30 – 5:00 PM ET 
  • Wednesday, March 6* | 12:30 – 5:00 PM ET
  • Thursday, March 7 |  12:30 – 5:00 PM ET

*Virtual office hours will be held from 4:00-5:00 PM ET on this day.


Our Virtual Clery Act Training Seminar (VCATS) is a hybrid course delivering live, online instruction in a virtual format integrating interactive elements, such as real-time discussions and case studies, with engaging online content. Taking place over three live sessions, VCATS delivers our comprehensive training curriculum without the need for travel. Participants will:

  • have multiple opportunities to address campus-specific questions,
  • apply new concepts through pre-work (approximately three hours of pre-work, can be completed fully prior to the training or prior to each day’s live session during the training week), virtual break-out sessions, large group discussion, and team activities,
  • utilize a Workbook that incorporates a plan to implement when back on campus,
  • come away with concrete tools, strategies, and ideas to put into practice right away or over time, and
  • network and connect with other professionals in the field as well as Clery Center instructors one-on-one during virtual office hours.

Bridge the gap between the requirements of the Clery Act and your campus's distinct needs with a specialized curriculum that addresses both the letter and spirit of the law. Our Clery Act Training Seminars equip participants with the tools and strategies necessary to create an actionable Clery compliance plan. 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 available in three modalities: In-person, Virtual, and Online. Learn more at clerycenter.org/cats.


  • $525 per registrant
  • $395 for Member registrants

Member rate: Clery Center Institutional Members receive five (5) free registrations and Individual Members receive a 25% discount that can be applied to any Clery Center Clery Act Training Seminartraining, or workshop.  Institutional Members then receive 25% off additional training registrations after their initial five have been used.

Your registration payment is required by Friday, February 23.  If payment is not received by this day, your registration will be cancelled and your training seat will be released.  We accept credit cards, checks, and purchase orders. Please contact Christine Arnold at [email protected] with payment questions.  Thank you!

Checks: Checks must be received by Friday, February 23. If you cannot send payment by that date, please contact Christine Arnold at [email protected].

Please make checks payable to Clery Center and mail to:

Clery Center
501 Office Center Drive, Suite 8
Fort Washington, PA 19034

Invoices/Purchase Orders: If you need an invoice, please select "Pay Offline with Invoice" when you get to the payment portion of the registration form. For more information, please contact Christine Arnold at [email protected].

Cancellation Policy:

Registrants who cancel by February 23 will receive a credit equal to their payment towards a future Clery Center purchase – training or materials. No cancellations or substitutions will be accepted after February 23.

Q: Do you share your materials for Title IX purposes?

A: As a way to support institutions in their efforts to comply with section 106.45 of the final Title IX Rules, Clery Center does provide its Title IX-related training materials as appropriate. Clery Center maintains sole discretion over what, if any, materials used during a training, workshop, or other event are applicable. You can read our guidelines in full here.

Contact: [email protected]