Help For Victims

The Clery Center is a clearinghouse of information for victims and their families regarding Clery Act compliance and Title IX guidelines. Our staff is committed to empowering students, student victims, and parents to learn about the unique rights afforded to students on college campuses.

School Violence Law ("SVL") and the Clery Center for Security On Campus have agreed to work together to provide advocacy services for victims and school administrators who contact the Clery Center. SVL is the only nationwide legal team dedicated to representing victims and families of victims of school violence, sexual assault, hazing, bullying, and Title IX violation issues, having specialized in this area for nearly 20 years. For more information about SVL, please visit

The staff at SVL will consult regarding specific situations, at no cost. SVL will provide general legal information, referrals to local qualified legal counsel and relevant professional service providers, and other advocacy services that may be appropriate. All interactions with SVL are confidential.

SVL may be contacted as follows:

Phone:           877-WASHDC-1 (877-927-4321)
Skype:           DCLawFirm
WebEx:          DCLawFirm
Google+:       WASHDCLawFirm

All after-hours inquiries will be responded to the next business day.

The Clery Center provides outreach and training to educate college and university community members about campus safety compliance, prevention services, collaboration techniques, and how to raise awareness about crime.

Please call (484) 580-8754 with any questions.

We do not have a 24-hour hotline. If this is a true emergency, please call your local law enforcement, campus police, or 911.

Information for Victims

The Federal Campus Sexual Assault Victims’ Bill of Rights

This federal law requires colleges and universities to afford victims of campus sexual assault certain basic rights.

How to File a Campus Sexual Assault Victims’ Bill of Rights/Clery Act Complaint

Title IX

If you are a sexual assault survivor, you reported the assault to your school, and they failed to promptly and effectively respond, your Title IX rights may have been violated.

2011 Sexual Violence Guidance (Dear Colleague Letter)

How to File a Title IX Complaint

If you work on a campus, in victim services, or are looking to do education within your community, please visit our store for more resources.

Note: The Clery Center for Security On Campus does not provide counseling or other legal services to victims of campus crime.

Other Resources

Not Alone

Launched in connection with the White House Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault, provides information for students, schools, and the public regarding prevention of and response to campus sexual assault, including the intersection of the Clery Act and Title IX.

Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network (RAINN)
1-800-656-HOPE (4673)

RAINN is a 24/7 national toll-free hotline for victims of sexual assault. When a victim calls the 800 number, the call will be routed instantaneously to the rape crisis center nearest the caller.

The National Center for Victims of Crime (NCVC)

Referrals for Sexual Assault and Rape By State