1992 campus sexual assault victims bill of rights act
Definitions, even of such terms as “campus” and “student,” were often a challenge and contributed to inconsistency in calculating the number of reported sexual assaults. These include prevention programs; reader-friendly, easily accessible, and widely distributed sexual assault policies; and allowing anonymous, confidential, and third-party reporting.
Only 37 percent of the schools studied reported their statistics in the required manner; for example, most schools failed to distinguish forcible and nonforcible sex offenses in their reports as required by the Clery Act. Learn more from NIJ’s Sexual Assault on Campus: What Colleges and Universities Are Doing About It.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, SECTION 1. This Act may be cited as the `Campus Sexual Assault Victims' Bill of Rights Act of 1991'. `(3) The right to be free from any kind of pressure from campus personnel that victims-- `(A) not report crimes committed against them to civil and criminal authorities or to campus law enforcement and disciplinary officials; or `(B) report crimes as lesser offenses than the victims perceive them to be.
1092(f)) is amended-- (1) by adding at the end of paragraph (1) of subsection (f) the following new subparagraph: `(J) A statement of policy regarding the rights of victims of sexual assault that complies with the requirements of subsection (g).'; and (2) by adding at the end thereof the following new subsection: `(g) POLICY REGARDING THE VICTIMS OF SEXUAL ASSAULTS- Each institution of higher education shall establish and implement a written policy establishing a campus sexual assault victims' bill of rights which provides that the following rights shall be accorded, by all campus officers, administrators and employees of such institution, to victims of campus-related sexual assaults: `(1) The right to have any and all sexual assaults against them treated with seriousness; the right, as victims, to be treated with dignity; and the right for campus organizations which assist such victims to be accorded recognition.
`(4) The right to be free from any kind of suggestion that campus sexual assault victims not report, or under-report, crimes because-- `(A) victims are somehow `responsible' for the commission of crimes against them; `(B) victims were contributorially negligent or assumed the risk of being assaulted; or `(C) by reporting crimes they would incur unwanted personal publicity.
`(5) The same right to legal assistance, or ability to have others present, in any campus disciplinary proceeding that the institution permits to the accused; and the right to be notified of the outcome of such proceeding. The amendments made by this section shall take effect on September 1, 1992.
The policy must address three main areas - 1.) Victims' Rights, 2.) Disciplinary Procedures, and 3.) Educational Programming.
These provisions were updated in 2013 expanding the law to cover a broader spectrum of sexual violence and provide for additional requirements, with changes taking effect in 2014 (see the summary of the Campus Sexual Violence Elimination Act for more details).
In Pakistan, female students have had acid thrown in their faces as a punishment for attending school.Overall, most schools — close to 80 percent — submit the annual security report required by the Act to the U. Department of Education; more than two-thirds include their crime statistics in the report.Learn more about crime rates on most American campuses by visiting the Department of Education Web site. 1289 To amend the provisions of the Higher Education Act of 1965 relating to treatment by campus officials of sexual assault victims. Section 485 of the Higher Education Act of 1965 (20 U. `(2) The right to have sexual assaults committed against them investigated and adjudicated by the duly constituted criminal and civil authorities of the governmental entity in which the crimes occurred; and the right to the full and prompt cooperation and assistance of campus personnel in notifying the proper authorities.IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES June 13 (legislative day, JUNE 11), 1991 Mr. SPECTER) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Labor and Human Resources A BILL To amend the provisions of the Higher Education Act of 1965 relating to treatment by campus officials of sexual assault victims. The foregoing shall be in addition to any campus disciplinary proceedings.
Starting in 1990, Congress acted to ensure that colleges have strategies to prevent and respond to sexual assault on campus and to give students and their parents accurate information about campus crime.