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ACE Submits Comments to President’s Sexual Assault Task Force

March 05, 2014

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​ACE and six higher education associations have submitted comments to the White House Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault, outlining a series of recommendations to consider as it drafts a proposal in response to the president’s call to action.

The associations affirm their support for the task force’s work and their commitment to ensure a safe, secure environment for their students. They urge the task force to use colleges and universities as a resource, so institutions can share their expertise and provide input about the types of initiatives that would best support existing campus efforts to prevent and respond to sexual assault.

They also recommend flexible standards that allow institutions to develop the most effective strategies for their particular students.

Regarding the myriad federal compliance requirements that already exist, the groups write that, “colleges and universities, students, and the public would benefit from a single, clear set of procedures, guidelines, or other requirements with which institutions must comply, and a unified federal enforcement approach.”

Campuses currently are subject to a range of federal laws, including Title IX and the Clery Act and its implementing regulations, which address campus sexual assault.

Institutions also are in the process of adapting their policies and procedures in response to the Department of Education’s 2011 Dear Colleague Letter and working to comply with new requirements of the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act.

Click here to read the comments in full. 

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