Posts Tagged Clery Act

Over 20 Colleges and Universities Fail to Comply with New Anti-Violence Law

As part of a broader campaign to highlight the reality of dating violence on campus, students and survivors recently took to Twitter to put pressure on their schools to comply with the new Campus SaVE provisions of the Clery Act, passed as part of the 2013 VAWA reauthorization. In addition to older requirements that colleges and universities disclose incidents of sexual assault, the new provisions mandate that schools publicly disclose the number of reports of dating violence, domestic violence, and stalking received each year, beginning with a “good faith effort” this calendar year. Schools were required to publish these reports by October 1st, 2014 but, ...

As part of a broader campaign to highlight the reality of dating violence on campus, students and survivors recently took to Twitter to put pressure on their schools ...

UNC students walk to class

UNC purposefully underreported sexual assault cases

Last month, students at the Chapel Hill campus of the University of North Carolina went public with stories of sexual assault and their school’s mishandling of their reports. The activists have now filed Title IX and Clery Act complaints with the Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights, and the contents are damning.

As one signatory’s experiences shows, UNC’s failure to respond to student violence is clearly not just a matter of indifference but an active public relations strategy. Writes the Daily Tarheel:

The complaint alleges [complainants and former assistant dean of students Melinda] Manning was told by the University Counsel’s office that the number of sexual assault cases she compiled for 2010 was “too high” before the total was ...

Last month, students at the Chapel Hill campus of the University of North Carolina went public with stories of sexual assault and their school’s mishandling of their reports. The activists have now filed Title IX ...

Washington State University fined over 82K for failure to report rapes

The Department of Education announced this weekend that it will be fining Washington State University $82,500 for failing to address two campus sexual assaults in 2007, as well as due to their lack of campus safety policies:

The university’s three violations of the main federal law on campus-crime reporting, the Clery Act, endangered Washington State students and employees who rely on campus-crime statistics and statements, a federal education official wrote in a letter to the college’s president, Elson S. Floyd.

[...] In one case at Washington State, the letter said, a woman told a campus police official that she had been raped by her husband’s friend. The incident was classified as a “domestics dispute” ...

The Department of Education announced this weekend that it will be fining Washington State University $82,500 for failing to address two campus sexual assaults in 2007, as well as due to their lack of campus ...

Washington State University fined over 82K for failure to report rapes

The Department of Education announced this weekend that it will be fining Washington State University $82,500 for failing to address two campus sexual assaults in 2007, as well as due to their lack of campus safety policies:

The university’s three violations of the main federal law on campus-crime reporting, the Clery Act, endangered Washington State students and employees who rely on campus-crime statistics and statements, a federal education official wrote in a letter to the college’s president, Elson S. Floyd.

[...] In one case at Washington State, the letter said, a woman told a campus police official that she had been raped by her husband’s friend. The incident was classified as a “domestics dispute” ...

The Department of Education announced this weekend that it will be fining Washington State University $82,500 for failing to address two campus sexual assaults in 2007, as well as due to their lack of campus ...

More Federal Action on Campus Sexual Assault!

So last Saturday I posted about the Campus SAVE Act, which was introduced to the House of Reps last week and would mandate a number of important changes to campus procedures and programming regarding relationship and sexual violence. Last Wednesday the Center for Public Integrity reported on new federal action, but this time in the form of investigation by the Office for Civil Rights (OCR), rather than legislation.

For two years, the OCR looked into possible Title IX violations at Notre Dame College and Eastern Michigan University. Both schools had been accused of trying to “sweep reports of campus sexual assault under the rug” after high-profile rape cases. EMU had previously been forced ...

So last Saturday I posted about the Campus SAVE Act, which was introduced to the House of Reps last week and would mandate a number of important changes to campus procedures and programming ...

How Exciting is the Campus SAVE Act? SO VERY EXCITING!

While we’ve been busy asking you all to look into your campus sexual assault policy (and you’ve responded! We’ve had 16 new submissions over the last two days and our Winter Break Challenge is 72 strong and growing! Keep it going!!!), there has also been some really exciting policy reform momentum building at the federal level. On Tuesday, Virginia Congressman Tom Perriello introduced the Campus Sexual Violence Elimination Act (Campus SAVE Act) to the House of Representatives. The act is a major revamp of the Campus Sexual Assault Victim’s Bill of Rights, which was signed into law in 1992 to build on the Clery Act.

The Campus SAVE Act is a much needed update ...

While we’ve been busy asking you all to look into your campus sexual assault policy (and you’ve responded! We’ve had 16 new submissions over the last two days and our Winter Break Challenge is ...

Defining What We Mean – Accountability

This post was written by Erin, SAFER’s CAP Coordinator, and was originally published here.

If you’re a regular reader of SAFER’s blog, you’re most likely familiar with the Campus Accountability Project, our national initiative in partnership with V-Day to build a public database of student-submitted sexual assault policies with their analysis of what’s happening on the ground. We accomplish this by engaging student activists (you!) to start at the roots of what your school is really doing about it – by taking a hard look at the policy on the books.

We have a comprehensive, but easy step-by-step form that walks you through specific questions about what your school does and does not offer. From there, we ...

This post was written by Erin, SAFER’s CAP Coordinator, and was originally published here.

If you’re a regular reader of SAFER’s blog, you’re most likely familiar with the Campus Accountability Project, our national initiative in ...

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