Student safety protected by Clery Act

By Elizabeth Scopelliti
April 14, 2011

Throughout the nation, colleges and universities have had to deal with the unfortunate reality of crimes being committed on a daily basis. Cabrini prides itself on upholding standards that ensure the safety and well being of the students on campus. This can be contributed to the execution of the Clery Act, which was enforced in 1992.

According to, the act was named in memory of Jeanne Ann Clery, a 19 year old freshman at Lehigh University who was brutally raped and murdered on April 5, 1986 after this occurred. Congress and Jeanne’s parents ratified this law, previously known as the “Crime Awareness and Campus Security Act of 1990.”

Lil Burroughs, director of Public Safety, explained her responsibility as head leader of PS and expressed that she and her team are not trying to hinder students’ fun time while at school.

“I need you, as the student, to make Cabrini safe because students are the first line of defense. It’s not a prison, it’s an open campus. We just want it to be structured,” Burroughs said.

Cabrini has worked tirelessly to maintain a level of contentment that they believe all students should feel while they are on campus. Because of prior incidents that occurred on campus, PS has taken precautionary steps to protect residents.

“Because of the two violent crimes, the college has enhanced the security on campus,” Burroughs said. “My job is to let you know when there is immediate danger.”

Cabrini has a published record of their reports, which gives information ranging from their crime logs to fire safety education. According to this log, the most significant crimes that have taken place on campus mainly consist of liquor and drug law violations. Fortunately, Cabrini has had no reported robbery’s or negligent manslaughter from the 2007-2009 school years. To find out more, visit

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