From Outline to Action: Implementation of the VAWA Amendments to Clery

In 2013 the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act expanded the Clery Act to include additional rights for survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. On October 20, 2014, the final regulations for the Violence Against Women Act amendments to the Clery Act were published by the Department of Education.In this webinar, Abigail Boyer from the Clery Center for Security On Campus and James Moore III the Director and Compliance Manager for the Clery Act Compliance Division of the U.S. Department of Education highlighted:

-Updated requirements and timeline for implementation
-Key changes to the law and frequently asked questions
-Resources, best practices, and “action items” for colleges and universities

Follow this link to hear and watch this webinar: “From Outline to Action: Implementation of the VAWA Amendments to Clery”


Guide for developing emergency operations plans for colleges/universities

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In 2013, the Department of Education released the Guide for Developing High-Quality Emergency Operation Plans for Institutions of Higher Education. Although the guide is not specific in regards to sexual violence, it highlights a common framework to help develop a plan and identify courses of action in response to campus sexual assault. Click here to view the guide’s Planning Process section for more information on plan development and courses of action.

Dear Colleague Letter

The now famous Dear Colleague Letter issued by the U.S. Department of Education Office of Civil Rights on April 4, 2011 is a great starting point for information on higher education institutions’ obligation to prohibit sexual harassment and sexual violence under Title IX.  A Q&A Guide is also available about the Dear Colleague Letter.

For different downloading options of the letter, click here.