Frequently Asked Questions

Answers to the most common questions about the Campus SaVE Act.

What is the Campus SaVE Act?

The Campus SaVE Act refers to the recent Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) amendments to the Clery Act. The Campus SaVE Act is an update to the Clery Act, expanding the scope of this legislation in terms of reporting, response, and prevention education requirements around rape, acquaintance rape, domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking.

What are the requirements of the Campus SaVE Act?

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How do I reflect Campus SaVE Act compliance?

Compliance with Campus SaVE must be reflected in your Annual Security Report due each October. The Annual Security Report is something all campuses have had to complete as part of the Clery Act, and should include things like policy statements, crime statistics, and information about prevention programs in place. The Campus SaVE Act has made additions and changes to the Annual Security Report in the areas of crime reporting, policies and procedures, and prevention education and training.

What happens on October 1st, 2014?

The Annual Security Report is due on October 1st, 2014 and must reflect a good faith effort from campuses to comply with all new legislative requirements of the Clery Act.

Can I wait until October 1st, 2014 to implement a solution?

Preliminary guidance from the Department of Education requires campus Annual Security Reports to reflect a good faith effort for compliance. Although final regulations are still being developed (expected for November 2014), campuses should begin developing and implementing policies, training and education programs, and procedures that align with the letter and spirit of the new requirements.

Who is responsible for complying with the Campus SaVE Act?

The Campus SaVE Act refers to a set of amendments to the Clery Act. All schools receiving Title IV funding are required to comply with Campus SaVE (including all “Campus SaVE Act” amendments).

How do I know if my institution is meeting Campus SaVE Act requirements?

As final regulations are still forthcoming, the Department of Education expects a good faith effort from institutions of higher education to comply with statutory changes to the Clery Act (i.e., Campus SaVE requirements). This should be reflected in campus Annual Security Reports by October 1, 2014. Learn how EverFi can help.

What happens if I don’t comply with Campus SaVE Act requirements?

Campus SaVE requirements refer to amendments to the Clery Act. As such, compliance will be determined and enforced by the Department of Education’s Clery Act Compliance Division. Penalties for non-compliance with the Clery Act include fines up to $35k per violation and loss of eligibility for federal student aid programs.

What individuals on campus should be involved?

All Campus Security Authorities (CSAs) should be educated on Campus SaVE Act requirements (more info on CSAs, p74). We suggest involving all relevant stakeholders on campus, including but not limited to: Presidents, Vice Presidents, Trustees, Deans, compliance and regulatory personnel, campus police or safety officers, Health & Wellness educators, student conduct officials and judicial board members, advocates and counselors, housing directors, and athletic staff.

How is the Campus SaVE Act different than the Clery Act and Title IX?

The Campus SaVE Act refers to Section 304 of the recently reauthorized Violence Against Women Act. Campus SaVE is a set of amendments to the Clery Act. Thus, what is referred to as the Campus SaVE Act IS the Clery Act. These amendments also serve as a complement to Title IX requirements.

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