Skip Ribbon Commands
Skip to main content

 Email  Share  Print

New Campus Obligations Under Violence Against Women Act

March 20, 2013

 

The Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act (VAWA), which President Obama signed into law March 7, imposes new obligations on colleges and universities under its Campus Sexual Violence Elimination Act (SaVE Act) provision.

ACE has prepared a brief memo that reviews these new obligations, which are effective March 7, 2014.

The SaVE Act provision, which amends the campus crime provisions of the Higher Education Act, expands the information colleges must incorporate into their annual crime reports to include acts of domestic violence, dating violence and stalking.

In the coming year, institutions will need to review and modify policies and procedures for handling asserted sexual offenses, and carefully train personnel in this area.

This memo primarily addresses VAWA. Institutions should also review their legal obligations under the April 2011 Office of Civil Rights Guidance Letter, the Clery Act, Title IX, Title VII, state employment laws, local human rights ordinances, federal regulations and agency pronouncements.

Other ACE News

  • December 14, 2018

    Today's Headlines

    HEADLINES: Today's Top Higher Education News

    The Education Department took two actions Thursday: it announced that it would begin notifying defrauded borrowers that it is canceling about $150 million in federal loan debt, setting in motion the Obama administration’s “borrower defense” rule;...

  • Student Issues

    December 12, 2018

    student alone in lecture hall

    ACE Winter Regional Summits to Address Student Mental Health

    Register now for the upcoming ACE West Winter Summit in Tucson and the ACE South Winter Summit in New Orleans to learn more about addressing mental health challenges on your campus.

  • Campus Internationalization

    December 12, 2018

    Lab advisor Tony Pinder

    Cohort 15 of the Internationalization Lab Looks Toward the Finish Line

    The 15th Cohort of ACE’s Internationalization Laboratory met as a group for the last time Thursday to look ahead to the finish line, and prepare for a peer review visit after a year-and-a-half long process of campus internationalization.

  • Immigration

    December 10, 2018

    Taking notes

    ACE Submits Comments on Proposed Public Charge Rule

    The Council is concerned about the impact on American students with immigrant family members as well as international students, including graduate and professional students who may become legally employed in the United States.

  • ACE Annual Meeting

    December 5, 2018

    Best-Selling Author Tara Westover to Address ACE2019

    Westover will discuss her best-selling memoir "Educated" and the transformative power of education on Monday, March 11 at ACE2019. Register today to attend the nation's most distinguished higher education event, March 9-12 in Philadelphia.

 

 Related Content