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National Association of Clery Compliance Officers and ProfessionalsNational Association of Clery Compliance Officers and Professionals


Each year, at the Annual Conference in July, NACCOP will recognize outstanding contributions by practitioners to the field of Clery compliance and to the institutions at which these practitioners work.


The NACCOP Awards Committee will accept nominations throughout each year, with the deadline of June 1st for awards that will be distributed at the July conference. (Nominations submitted after June 1st will be considered for the following year).


Consider nominating an outstanding colleague or institution for one or more of these awards. Self-nominations are permitted and encouraged.


To submit a nomination, use the NACCOP Awards Nomination Form

Submit Nomination

The Nomination Form will gather information about the person submitting the nomination, the nominee (individual or institution), and ask that the nominator upload a letter (in PDF format) explaining why the nominee deserves the award. Up to three additional letters of support may be uploaded for each award. Please note: nominations for individual awards should include a letter of support from the nominee’s supervisor (or a designee of the supervisor) if the supervisor is not the individual submitting the nomination.


Please be sure to submit separate forms for each award (i.e., if one person is being nominated for multiple awards, use separate forms and separate letters for each nomination).


Clery Compliance Officer of the Year


This award will recognize a current practitioner who has contributed significantly to the development or refinement of a Clery compliance program at the college or university where they work. Eligible nominees should have served as their institution’s Clery Compliance Officer (this may or may not be the formal title for the position) for at least one year. Nominations should address the nominee’s role in shaping the compliance program and identify specific and substantive improvements to the compliance program that have resulted from the nominee’s efforts.

Two awards may be given in this category: one to a practitioner at a 2-year institution, one to a practitioner at a 4-year institution.


Clery Compliance Program of the Year


This award will recognize an institution that has implemented an outstanding Clery Act compliance program. Nominations should address how the institution has integrated Clery Act compliance into the day-to-day operations of key units that support the compliance effort and should discuss how the institution implements best and emerging practices to ensure compliance with both the letter and spirit of the Clery Act. (Note: if the institution is undergoing a program review, the institution will be expected to demonstrate that no Clery Act or Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act noncompliance findings have been documented in the preliminary Program Review Report).


Most Improved Clery Compliance Program


This award will recognize a Clery compliance program that has significantly improved within the last 3-5 years. Nominations should describe historical weaknesses of the compliance program and detail how the institution has worked to address these shortcomings and enhance the institution’s capacity for complying with the Clery Act.


D. Stafford & Associates Excellence in Clery Compliance Award


D. Stafford & Associates is pleased to sponsor this award, which is intended to recognize outstanding contributions of a current practitioner who is transforming Clery compliance on their campus and/or the field through exceptional programs, processes, scholarship, innovation, and/or service to the field or industry. Nominees must have more than 5 years of experience in leading and/or supervising Clery compliance program(s).


Title IX Partnership Award


This award will recognize a Title IX Coordinator, Deputy Coordinator, or Investigator who has contributed significantly to the development of an institution’s Clery Act compliance program. Nominations should be made by the Clery Compliance Officer or principal person or persons responsible for Clery compliance at their institution. Nominations should address the nominee’s role in collaborating and partnering with the Clery Compliance Officer in the development of internal controls necessary for statistical reconciliation, ongoing disclosures (e.g., Timely Warnings), the evolution of educational and awareness programming, and policy development; especially as it relates to compliance with the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) amendments to the Clery Act. Substantive examples should be provided that address the specific ways in which the nominee’s knowledge, skills, and abilities contributed to this successful partnership. Eligible nominees should have served as their institution’s Title IX Coordinator, Deputy Coordinator and/or Investigator for at least one full year.