Best known for requiring gender equity in collegiate athletics, Title IX (of the Education Amendments of 1972) protects people from discrimination based on sex in education programs and activities that receive federal financial assistance. Discrimination can include sexual violence, such as rape, sexual assault, sexual battery and sexual coercion. Learn more about Title IX, strategies that campuses can follow to fulfill necessary guidelines and the ramifications for university officials and security officers.
The Clery Act
The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act, originally known as the Campus Security Act, is the landmark federal law that requires colleges and universities across the United States to disclose information about crime on and around their campuses. In addition, colleges and universities must provide students and employees with prevention and awareness programs. Every institution receiving federal funding must publish its public annual security report (ASR) on October 1st of each year.
The Violence Against Women Act (VAWA)
Passed in 1994 (Joe Biden-Bill Clinton), the Violence Against Woman Act (VAWA) has improved our nation’s response to violence. VAWA imposes new obligations on colleges and universities under its Campus Sexual Violence Act (the Campus SaVE Act.) Learn more about the new reporting requirements, student disciplinary requirements, the requirements to educate students and employees on sexual violence and how SafeColleges Training can help your campus meet the federal mandates.
Opioid Abuse on Campus
The opioid epidemic in the United States has been crippling to the country and young adults are at a higher risk than any other age group. Campuses should provide prevention and wellness programs, as well as resources, to help students steer clear of opioid abuse and to aid those who are struggling with it. Learn the five most common warning signs for those struggling with opioid abuse and how you can help a struggling student addict.
The Campus SaVE Act
Enforced by the Department of Education, the Campus Sexual Violence Elimination Act was signed into law on March 7, 2013. This law is an addition to the Clery Act and requires more in-depth reporting, responding and preventing of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault and stalking. Institutions found to be non-compliant can have federal funding suspended as well as charged fines up to $50,000. Learn more about how SafeColleges Training can make your campus safer and more compliant.
While our nation’s higher education campuses can be considered one of the safest places for employees and students, violence still can occur in any setting. Active shooter incidents are increasing in the U.S., averaging one per month, and schools are the second most common location for this to take place. It’s essential that campus employees and students be properly trained for the possibility of violent situations on your campus – including an active shooter.
GHS Compliance & Higher Education Institutions
The GHS (the Globally Harmonized System of the Classification and Labeling of Chemicals) was designed to replace the diverse hazard classification systems around the world with one universal standard, which would improve knowledge of the dangers associated with hazardous chemicals. To align with the GHS, OSHA revised its Hazard Communication Standard, bringing major changes to hazard classification, labels, safety data sheets and employee training.
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Vernon College, TX