15 Geo. J. Gender & L. 563 (2013-2014)
Addressing Sexual Violence in Higher Education: Ensuring Compliance with the Clery Act, Title IX and VAWA

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                        ARTICLES


ADDRESSING SEXUAL VIOLENCE IN HIGHER
EDUCATION: ENSURING COMPLIANCE WITH THE
CLERY ACT, TITLE IX AND VAWA


LAURA L. DUNN*

1. INTRODUCTION                 ...................................... 563
II. THE PREVALENT PROBLEM OF CAMPUS SEXUAL VIOLENCE ....... .... 565

III. FEDERAL OBLIGATIONS TO ADDRESS CAMPUS SEXUAL VIOLENCE ...   567
     A. THE JEANNE CLERY DISCLOSURE OF CAMPUS SECURITY POLICY
         AND CAMPUS CRIME STATISTICS ACT ................... 567
     B. TITLE IX OF THE HIGHER EDUCATION AMENDMENTS OF 1972.     568
     C. SECTION 304 OF THE 2013 VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN ACT
         REAUTHORIZATION ................................ 570

IV. PROGRESSIVE CAMPUS POLICIES AND PROCEEDINGS ON SEXUAL
     VIOLENCE.              .......................................... 571
     A. CAMPUS POLICIES THAT ENCOURAGE REPORTING AND
         PREVENTION       .................................... 572
         1. Policies to Encourage Reporting on Campus..........  572
         2. Policies on Prevention Education Programs .......... 574
             a. Prevention to Deter Perpetration ..............  574
             b. Programs that Encourage Bystander Intervention . .  576
             c. Improved Risk Reduction Efforts ...............  577
     B. CAMPUS PROCEDURES THAT EFFECTIVELY INVESTIGATE,
         ADJUDICATE AND SANCTION PERPETRATION        .............. 578
         1. Initial Response to and Investigation of Complaints ....  578
         2. Campus Disciplinary Hearings and Final Resolutions ...  580
 V. CONCLUSION.               ........................................ 584

                           I. INTRODUCTION
  In recent years there has been increased national attention to the issue of
campus sexual violence. In 2010, the Center for Public Integrity (CPI) released
the investigative series Campus Sexual Assault: A Frustrating Search for Justice,


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   * J.D. 2014, University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law. Laura Dunn is a survivor of
campus sexual assault who lobbied for the Violence Against Women (VAWA) Reauthorization Act of
2013 and served as the primary student negotiator on the U.S. Department of Education's 2014 VAWA
Rulemaking Committee through SurvJustice. © 2014, Laura L. Dunn.

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