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ED Rebukes CFPB “Abuse” with Termination of MOUs, Announces Expansion of Internal Oversight

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

The Department of Education (ED) recently delivered a letter to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) providing notice of its intent to terminate the Memoranda of Understanding (MOUs) between the agencies. The...more

Blog: ED’s New Audit Guide Mandates More Detailed Assessment of Institutional Compliance with Clery Act Campus Crime and Security...

by Cooley LLP on

The Clery Act is the focus of the fifth post in our Audit Guide series. The new Audit Guide significantly expands the scope and detail of information that auditors are now required to review to evaluate a school’s compliance...more

The New Clery Handbook: What Your College or University Needs to Know Before Publishing Your October 2016 Annual Security Report...

On June 23, the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Postsecondary Education, published the 2016 Edition of The Handbook for Campus Safety and Security Reporting, as required by the Clery Act (the “Handbook")...more

U.S. Department of Education Issues Revised Handbook for Campus Safety and Security Reporting

by Holland & Knight LLP on

For the first time in five years, the U.S. Department of Education (Department) has updated The Handbook for Campus Safety and Security Reporting, the primary resource for institutions of higher education seeking...more

Updated Clery Act Handbook Released

The Handbook for Campus Safety and Security Reporting (the “Handbook”), which provides important guidance for institutions as it relates to their compliance with the Clery Act’s safety and security requirements, was recently...more

American College Health Association Releases Guidelines to Address Campus Sexual and Relationship Violence

by Franczek Radelet P.C. on

Last week, the American College Health Association (ACHA) released guidelines for addressing sexual and relationship violence on college and university campuses. According to the ACHA, the purpose of the guidelines is to...more

Student Aid Enforcement Unit Formed To Protect Students, Borrowers, And Taxpayers

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

On February 8, 2016, the Obama Administration’s Department of Education announced the creation of a Student Aid Enforcement Unit to respond more quickly and efficiently to allegations of illegal actions by institutes of...more

Monitors Third Annual Report

by DLA Piper on

This is the third annual report of the independent athletics integrity monitor (“Monitor”) pursuant to article IV of the Athletics Integrity Agreement (“AIA”) among the National Collegiate Athletic Association (“NCAA”), The...more

Is Your Institution Ready for the October 1 Clery Report Deadline?

by Baker Donelson on

By October 1, all colleges and universities that participate in federal financial aid programs must publish and distribute to all current and prospective students and employees an Annual Security and Fire Safety Report. As in...more

New Illinois Law Addresses Sexual Assaults on College Campuses

by McGuireWoods LLP on

House Bill 821, intended to help colleges and universities prevent and address sexual assaults, was signed into law by Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner on August 21, 2015. The new law, which goes into effect August 1, 2016,...more

Illinois Preventing Sexual Violence in Higher Education Act Takes Effect

by Franczek Radelet P.C. on

On August 21, 2015 Governor Rauner signed into law the new Illinois Preventing Sexual Violence in Higher Education Act, Public Act 099-0426 (the Act). The new law imposes a number of requirements on higher education...more

Alert: New Clery Act Requirements Warrant Close Review Before October 1 Deadline

by Cooley LLP on

New regulations under the federal Violence Against Women Act ("VAWA") that took effect in July have a direct impact on all institutions' Annual Security Reports as well as other aspects of institutions' compliance with the...more

VAWA Regulations Take Effect July 1

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

The U.S. Department of Education’s rule implementing changes to the Clery Act under the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2014 (VAWA) takes effect today. The final rule was published in the Federal Register on...more

Prepare for the July 1 SaVE Act Deadline

by Baker Donelson on

By July 1, 2015, all higher education institutions must be in full compliance with the Campus Sexual Violence Elimination (SaVE) Act amendments to the Clery Act, per the final regulations issued last October. See 34 C.F.R....more

Higher Education: New York State to Pass Sexual Misconduct Legislation (6/15)

Recently, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that he and State Legislative Leaders have reached an agreement regarding new sexual misconduct legislation. It may be recalled that several months ago, the Governor’s office...more

July 1 Deadline Approaching On New VAWA Regulations

by Fisher Phillips on

Regulations interpreting the Violence against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013 (VAWA) become effective for higher education institutions on July 1, 2015. Generally speaking, these regulations contain new reporting, policy,...more

Campus SaVE Regulations Take Effect July 1, 2015: Are You Ready?

The Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013 (“VAWA”) amended the Clery Act by imposing new obligations on institutions of higher education under VAWA’s Campus Sexual Violence Act (“Campus SaVE”) provision. The...more

Attorneys in the Student Disciplinary Process: Requirements, Restrictions and Best Practices

Under the newly revised Clery Act, colleges and universities may not ban lawyers from attending and advising their clients at campus disciplinary proceedings involving sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence and...more

Handling Student Sexual Assault In K-12 Schools

by Fisher Phillips on

In March, U.S. News & World Report featured a lengthy story provocatively titled, “High Schools and Middle Schools Are Failing Victims of Sexual Assault.” In addition to documenting situations where schools allegedly...more

Amended Clery Act Regulations Mandate New Disclosures and Procedures

by Williams Mullen on

The Department of Education has published new regulations interpreting and applying the newly modified Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act). The rules include a...more

DOE Publishes Final VAWA Regulations

by Franczek Radelet P.C. on

Earlier this month, the United States Department of Education (DOE) published the final regulations for the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) amendments to the Clery Act. As we previously reported, the VAWA regulations are...more

Department of Education Issues Final Regulations on Campus Sex Offense Reporting and Training, While Leaving Some Key Issues...

by Foley Hoag LLP on

On Monday, the Department of Education published final regulations on how colleges and universities should prevent, report, and respond to sexual offenses on campus. These regulations interpret changes recently made by...more

Clery Act Changes Published; OCR Resolves Transgender Complaint

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

Today, the U.S. Department of Education (USDOE) published in the Federal Register the final rule implementing changes to the Clery Act under the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013 (VAWA). In another recent...more

Five steps to improve your Annual Security Report notice and distribution

by Thompson Coburn LLP on

In recent posts, we’ve been focusing on revisions made to the Clery Act by the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013 (VAWA), and discussing the impact of such revisions on this year’s reporting process. As we...more

Give extra thought to reporting ‘stalking’ on this year’s Clery Act Report

by Thompson Coburn LLP on

As we discussed in a previous post, the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013 (VAWA) amended the Clery Act to require institutions, among other things, to gather and report statistics for incidents of domestic...more

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