| LIFE AT WSU | Title IX | The Jeanne Clery Act and Violence Against Women Act VAWA
The Jeanne Clery Act is a federal law that requires colleges to report crimes that occur “on campus” and school safety policies. This report is available each year in an Annual Security Report (ASR). The Clery Act also requires institutions to send timely warnings to the school community when there are known risks to public safety on campus.
There is significant overlap between Title IX requirements, Violence Against Women’s Act and Clery Act in relation to institutional response to incidents of dating violence, domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking.
The Clery Act also contains the Campus Sexual Assault Victim’s Bill of Rights, which requires colleges to disclose educational programming, campus disciplinary process, and victim rights regarding sexual violence complaints.
Under both laws, certain individuals have specific responsibilities when dating violence, domestic violence, sexual assault, or stalking is reported to them.
Both the Clery Act and Title IX guide disciplinary procedures for incidents involving dating violence, domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking. While not a complete list, here are some examples of where and how the Clery Act and Title IX intersect in relation to the implementation of disciplinary procedures:
In March 2013 the Violence Against Women’s Reauthorization Act (VAWA) was signed into law. VAWA includes amendments to the Clery Act which require institutions to comply not only with the reporting responsibilities, the disciplinary/grievance procedures and supportive measures but also requires institutions to to implement and disclose programs to prevent dating violence, domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking, including
Worcester State’s prevention and awareness initiatives can be seen in more detail under the SAVE page.
Jennifer Quinn M.Ed., CHES, CTTS
Director of Title IX
Drug and Alcohol Education Prevention
Worcester Police Department911