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Testimony to Senate HELP Committee on Addressing Campus Sexual Assault

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Testimony to Senate HELP Committee on Addressing Campus Sexual Assault

April 02, 2019

​Anne Meehan, director of Government Relations at ACE, delivered testimony April 2 to the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee at a hearing on “Reauthorizing the Higher Education Act: Addressing Campus Sexual Assault and Ensuring Student Safety and Rights.”

The testimony largely reiterated points made to the Department of Education in ACE’s comments​ on the proposed rule amending Title IX regulations, such as that colleges and universities are not courts and should not be expected to carry out court-like procedures, and that campuses and their disciplinary processes are diverse so highly prescriptive one-size-fits-all requirements are unlikely to work across all campuses. 

Thirty-one other higher education associations signed on to ACE’s testimony:

  • ACPA—College Student Educators International 
  • American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education 
  • American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers 
  • American Association of Community Colleges 
  • American Association of State Colleges and Universities 
  • American College Health Association 
  • American Dental Education Association 
  • American Indian Higher Education Consortium 
  • APPA, Leadership in Educational Facilities 
  • Association of American Colleges & Universities 
  • Association of American Medical Colleges 
  • Association of American Universities 
  • Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities 
  • Association of Community College Trustees 
  • Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges 
  • Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities 
  • Association of Public and Land-grant Universities 
  • Association of Research Libraries 
  • College and University Professional Association for Human Resources 
  • Consortium of Universities of the Washington Metropolitan Area 
  • Council for Advancement and Support of Education 
  • Council for Christian Colleges & Universities
  • Council for Higher Education Accreditation 
  • Council of Graduate Schools 
  • Council of Independent Colleges 
  • EDUCAUSE 
  • Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities 
  • NAFSA: Association of International Educators 
  • NASPA - Students Affairs Administrators in Higher Education 
  • National Association of College and University Business Officers 
  • National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities​​
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