Summarizes a meeting hosted by the U.S Department of Education with college campus leaders from across the nation to discuss the issue of racial harassment on campuses and to identify solutions for fostering supportive and inclusive educational environments.
Provides strategies and tools that universities may find helpful to leverage in order to ensure compliance with the Clery Act. Resources included in the kit are: a best practices webinar entitled "Clery Act and Critical Communications for Higher ED"; a downloadable guide called "The Clery Act’s Emergency Communications Requirements: Five Steps to Compliance"; and an experts discussion about the Clery Act's emergency communications requirement.
Announces the release of a new interim Q&A for schools on how to investigate and adjudicate allegations of campus sexual misconduct under federal law. In the coming months, the Department intends to engage in rulemaking on Title IX responsibilities arising from complaints of sexual misconduct. The Department will solicit comments from stakeholders and the public during the rulemaking process.
Summarizes the points made in President Obama's 2014 State of the Union Address, in which he reinforced the message that education plays an important role in our country. Includes excerpts from the speech, education priorities, and details about educators and students present in the first lady's viewing area.
Aims to tackle the most common Clery Act compliance challenges: coordination between campus departments, inconsistent or missing policies, and record-keeping. This self-assessment tool supports a team-based, evaluative approach and includes a print companion guide.
Cover topics related to the Clery Act, including: what it is and why it is important to universities; Timely Warnings vs. Emergency Notifications; emergency notification process requirements and best practices; the MIT System; and Emergency Notification Program Assessment Gap Analysis Tool.
Announces new steps for addressing growing concerns about sexual violence on college campuses by requiring institutions of higher education to comply with new campus safety and security related requirements aimed at curbing sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking.