The Campus SaVE Act: A Compliance Guide

Risk Research Bulletin | February 2015 | 0 Comments  Average 5 out of 5

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The Campus Sexual Violence Elimination Act imposes expanded crime reporting obligations, and even more significant in the long run, it requires institutions to implement specific policies, procedures, and training related to sexual violence and intimate partner violence. The Act’s language is detailed, very prescriptive, and creates additional burdens for institutions that may already be struggling to meet compliance requirements. UE recommends that institutions take the following steps to comply with the Campus SaVE Act:

  • Begin publicizing the Act as widely as possible.
  • Start collecting data about the new categories of crimes (including hate crimes based on gender identity or national origin)
  • Review policies, procedures, and practices related to sexual misconduct to determine what revisions are needed to comply with the Act
  • Review education and training programs for students and employees to decide if they must be expanded to comply with the Act
  • Institutions should use the “preponderance of the evidence” standard as explained in the 2011 DCL. In passing the SaVE Act, Congress could have disavowed the preponderance standard favored by OCR, but it did not.

For more information, including a printable checklist for compliance, read The Campus SaVE Act: A Compliance Guide.


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