Campus Safety, Sexual Misconduct, and Title IX

The Issue

College and universities are committed to maintaining campus environments that are safe, supportive, and responsive so all students can benefit from the widest possible array of educational opportunities. Campuses take complying with these, and all applicable laws, very seriously. In addition to fulfilling their legal obligations in this area, colleges and universities want to do the right thing. Two federal laws—the Clery Act and Title IX–require colleges and universities to address sexual assault on their campuses (Clery via statute and regulations and Title IX via regulations and guidance). Although different in scope, these laws also contain important requirements for campus disciplinary processes used to address sexual assault, including that these processes must be fair.

Our Work