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Proposed Bill: The Campus Accountability and Safety Act (CASAct)

Last week eight senators, led by Senators Gillibrand and McCaskill, proposed new legislation, referred to as the Campus Accountability and Safety Act, to amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 and the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act. The proposed legislation seeks to combat sexual violence on campus through the use of public information and penalties. A few of the key components of the bill would require institutions of higher education to designate a confidential adviser to support victims, have a uniform campus-wide process for disciplinary proceedings relating to claims of sexual violence and administer an annual, standardized, online survey of students regarding their experiences with sexual violence and harassment. In addition, institutions will face penalties of up to 1% of the institution's operating budget if they are found to be out of compliance with certain requirements.

To download the proposed legislation in full or a one-page summary, click here.
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