The Clery Act is a federal law designed to help create safer campuses by mandating transparency around campus crime policy and statistics. The Clery Act requires institutions to publish and distribute an Annual Fire Safety and Security Report each fall. The report is available online at UVA's Clery Act website. The act also requires the University to issue timely warning notifications about Clery Act crimes that may pose a serious or ongoing threat to students and employees. These notifications are issued via email.