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09/03/2014 03:16 pm ET | Updated Sep 03, 2014

Iowa State University Warned It Was Out Of Compliance With The Clery Act

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Iowa State University was out of compliance with federal law for years because of the limited way students were informed about sexual assaults and other crimes on campus, internal auditors have concluded.

The school's recently abandoned practice of posting "crime alerts" on the campus police website didn't meet the requirements of the Clery Act, according to a June 17 report from the Office of Internal Audit. The audit told administrators in Ames that they must issue the warnings through mass emails and other formats that do not require students and employees to search out the information.

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