3E Campus Safety?
Sexual Assault is a growing concern on college campuses nationwide as thousands of incidents are reported every year with even more going unreported. At the root cause of this behavior we have found that there is a lack of education and accurate information concerning this topic.
3E – Campus Safety is a program to assist colleges nationwide with tackling this important topic by giving them the ability to Educate, Empower, and Enforce. Our top priority is helping institutions provide a safe environment that is conducive to learning and that students can thrive in. As a result of this commitment we have developed a proactive course which covers how to prevent, recognize, and report acts of sexual assault.
3E – Campus Safety is a web-based platform that not only meets the objectives of the education component of the VAWA/Campus SaVE Act but also provides:
The federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act), 20 USC § 1092(f), requires institutions of higher education, both public and private, participating in federal student aid programs to comply with certain campus safety and security-related requirements for handling incidents of sexual violence and emergency situations.
The Clery Act is named in memory of Jeanne Clery, a 19 year old university student who was raped and murdered in her residence hall room by a fellow student she did not know on April 5, 1986. Her parents championed laws requiring the disclosure of campus crime information, and the federal law that now bears their daughter's name was first enacted in 1990. It has been amended regularly over the last decades to keep up with changes in campus safety with the most recent update in 2013 to expand the law's requirements concerning the handling of sexual violence.
The U.S. Department of Education (ED) is responsible for enforcing the Clery Act. ED's Clery Act Compliance Division is responsible for conducting investigations and issuing findings of violation. Institutions that violate the Clery Act may face warnings, up to $35,000 per violation fines, the limitation or suspension of federal aid, or the loss of eligibility to participate in federal student aid programs.
The Campus Sexual Violence Elimination Act, or Campus SaVE Act (SaVE), is a 2013 amendment to the federal Jeanne Clery Act. SaVE was designed by advocates along with victims/survivors and championed by a bi-partisan coalition in Congress as a companion to Title IX. The SaVE Act increases transparency on campus about incidents of sexual violence, guarantees victims enhanced rights, sets standards for disciplinary proceedings, and requires campus-wide prevention education programs. President Obama signed the measure into law as part of the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013 on March 7, 2013.
As of March 2014, the U.S. Department of Education will enforce the Campus SaVE Act, which affects every post-secondary institution participating in Title IV financial aid programs (virtually all colleges and universities). The Act covers incidents of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking to protect every student from a range of sexual violence.