Colleges and universities must follow this legislation, if they are deemed non-compliant, it can result in significant fines.
Under VAWA, higher education institutions are required to do the following:
- Report domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking, beyond crime categories the Clery Act already mandates.
- Adopt certain student discipline procedures, such as for notifying purported victims of their rights.
- Adopt certain institutional policies to address and prevent campus sexual violence, such as to train in particular institutional personnel.
In 2013, President Obama reauthorized VAWA and amended it with the Campus SaVE (SaVE) Act
to increase transparency requirements for higher education institutions, guarantee rights for survivors, form disciplinary standards, and require education prevention programs campus-wide.
To learn more about the SaVE Act, please click here