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Department of Education Issues Guidance on Campus Policing

Posted in Campus Safety, Higher Education
Citing the ongoing nationwide dialogue on law enforcement-community relations, racial justice and officer and public safety, on September 8 the U.S. Department of Education (in coordination with the Justice Department) released a Dear Colleague  Letter providing guidance to colleges and universities with respect to its expectations for campus policing.   In the main, the guidance encourages… Continue Reading

A Review of New York’s Proposed Sexual Violence Legislation – Part 3: Notice of Victim’s Rights

Posted in Campus Safety, Clery Act, Sexual Assault, Title IX
New York’s proposed legislation contains extensive provisions dealing with victims’ rights. Specifically, Section 6442 of the legislation requires adoption of a Victim and Survivor Bill of Rights that provides for the right to: 1. Make a report to local law enforcement and/or State Police 2. Have disclosures of sexual violence treated seriously 3. Make a… Continue Reading

Sexual Violence Legislation Proposed for Colleges and Universities in New York

Posted in Campus Safety, Higher Education
As many of you know, on Wednesday, February 25, New York’s Governor Cuomo announced his support for new legislation in New York related to sexual misconduct on college campuses. There are a number of aspects of this proposed legislation which raise interesting questions, both about how it would work generally and its compatibility with Title IX… Continue Reading

Institutions of Higher Education Rank High in the FBI’s Study of Active Shooter Incidents

Posted in Campus Safety, Clery Act, Higher Education, Risk Management
At the end of 2014, the FBI issued its Study of Active Shooter Incidents in the United States between 2000-2013 (“Study”).  This first of its kind study found 160 active shooter incidents in the United States during this time period. An active shooter incident, for purposes of the study, is defined as “one or more individuals actively… Continue Reading

Recently Enacted Legislation Requires New York Institutions to Report Violent Felonies and Missing Students

Posted in Campus Safety
Governor Cuomo has signed into law amendments to New York’s Campus Safety Act requiring institutions to notify law enforcement within 24 hours after receipt of a report of a violent felony or a report that a student residing in institutional housing is missing. Under prior law, such reporting was not required. Instead, institutions were obligated… Continue Reading

New York’s Campus Safety Act: Proposed Legislation to Require Notice of Violent Felonies and Missing Persons

Posted in Campus Safety, Clery Act, Higher Education
The New York State Senate passed a bill today that would amend New York’s Campus Safety Act to require institutions, effective immediately upon its enactment, to notify law enforcement of any report of a violent felony or that a student who resides in institution owned or operated student housing is missing.  The proposed legislation, which… Continue Reading