Campus Sexual Violence Elimination Act rules announced
WASHINGTON – The Obama Administration has announced the final Campus Sexual Violence Elimination (Campus SaVE) Act rules, which will begin addressing the problem of sexual assault on college campuses. The Campus SaVE Act mandated changes to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act). Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY), who co-authored the Campus SaVE Act, which was passed as part of the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013, released the following statement:
“With one in five women sexually assaulted in college, it’s clear that we have a major problem that needs to be addressed. Now that the Campus SaVE Act rulemaking process has concluded, the improvements to the Clery will soon take effect. This is a major step forward in the effort to curb the outrageously high rate of sexual assaults on college campuses. Schools will now be required to describe in detail the prevalence of sexual assault among their student populations. Schools will be required to declare what programs are in place to prevent and address dating violence, domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking. The rules will strengthen protections for survivors of sexual assault.
“I am hopeful that the new Congress will continue to take this issue seriously and pass the Campus Accountability and Safety Act – a bill I introduced in the House with a bipartisan coalition of 17 other House members.”