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All schools that receive federal dollars, both public and private, must adhere to federal regulations related to campus safety and gender discrimination. The Clery Act and Title IX are two of the primary federal regulations governing how colleges and universities handle these issues.

  • The Clery Act - The Jeanne Cleary Act, a consumer protection law passed in 1990, requires all colleges and universities who receive federal funding to share information about campus crime statistics and school efforts to improve campus safety.
  • Title IX - Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 is a comprehensive federal law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in any federally funded education program or activity. The Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) is responsible for enforcing Title IX, and all schools are responsible for complying with the rule. Schools must have at least one Title IX coordinator to ensure institutional compliance.

To learn more about NACUBO’s work on Title IX and campus crime, read below.

Sexual Assault Guidance

Title IX Guidance


External Resources

From the Department of Education

Other resources

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