The University’s $1.5 million fine is the third largest Clery Act fine settlement to date, said S. Daniel Carter, president of Safety Advisors for Educational Campuses, LLC.
Carter said the consulting firm advises colleges and universities on campus security policy, and conducts Clery Act audits. As time has gone by and enforcement becomes more consistent, fines have generally become more frequent and larger, he said.
Carter said beyond the settlement fine, he believes the implementation of a post-review monitoring program is critical to ensuring Clery Act compliance and campus safety.
“The gold standard that this sets is far more important to keeping students, employees and visitors safe at the University of North Carolina,” Carter said.