Title IX and SaVE ACT

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Title IX and SaVE ACT
NEW GUIDELINES FOR REPORTING AND
COMPLIANCE
What is the Clery Act?
 The Clery Act is named after Jeanne Clery who was
raped and murdered in her dorm room by a fellow
student of April 5, 1986. Her parents championed
the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security
Policy
 The Clery Act also contains the Campus Assault
Victim’s Bill of Rights
The Clery Act requires:
 Annual reporting of statistics for various criminal
offenses including forcible and non-forcible sex
offenses and aggravated assault.
 The Campus Sexual Assault Victim’s Bill of Right
contains, educational obligations, discipline process
and victim’s right regarding sexual violence.
 The SaVE Act adds domestic violence, dating
violence and stalking
When is a crime considered on Campus?
 When it occurred on school grounds
 Within school owned buildings
 Could extend to public property adjacent to campus
 Distant classrooms
All Colleges and Universities are required to:
 Report domestic violence, dating violence and
stalking and other mandatory crimes
 Adopt student procedures for notifying purported
victims of their rights
 Adopt policies to address and prevent campus sexual
violence
Domestic Violence
 Includes misdemeanor and felony offenses
committed by the victim’s current or former spouse,
current or former cohabitant or person stated under
the domestic and family violence laws
Dating Violence
 Violence by a person who has been in a romantic or
intimate relationship with the victim. Whether there
is a relationship will be judged by type, length and
interaction
Stalking
 Conduct directed at a specific person that would
cause a reasonable person to fear for her/his or
other’s safety or to suffer substantial emotional
distress
Student Discipline Requirements
 If students are victims of crimes under the Clery Act
they should:
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Try to preserve evidence that a crime was committed to the
best of their ability
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Report the crime to a “responsible campus employee”
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Seek safety and assistance while proper authorities are allowed
to start an investigation.
Once a crime is reported, EITC will:
 Take steps to STOP the harassment
 Remedy the effects where possible
 Prevent the reoccurrence
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Offer accuser and accused the same requirements to privacy
and protection
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Keep all parties informed during the investigation of the
incident
Standards for an investigation:
 A “preponderance of the evidence” will be used for
the standard of evidence
 Trained individuals will conduct the investigation to
protect the safety of victims
 EITC will take protective steps and promote
accountability such as:
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Changing schedules of students
Prevent retaliation
Issue warnings or suspensions
Informing local police when appropriate
Reporting
 Students should report any violation or harassment
to a “responsible employee”.
Contacts at EITC
 Eric Langley 524-3000 ex 5314
 Jared Garner 524-3000 ex 5302
 Jessica Dixon 524-3000 ex 5337

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