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  • U.S. Department of Education Promulgates Final Regulations Implementing Recent Clery Act Amendments

    The U.S. Department of Education has issued final regulations implementing changes made to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (“the Clery Act”) by Section 304 of the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013 (“VAWA”), also known as the Campus Sexual Violence Act or Campus SaVE Act. As a result of the recent amendments, the Clery Act requires institutions of higher education to compile statistics for incidents of dating violence, domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking and include certain policies, procedures, and programs pertaining to these incidents in their annual security reports. The final regulations are intended to clarify and further explain what institutions must do to comply with these new requirements. The final regulations will be published in the Federal Register on October 20, 2014 and become effective on July 1, 2015.

    The following link contains the full text of the final regulations: Final Regulation – 34 CFR Part 668. We will issue an advisory which summarizes these regulations in the coming days.

    If you have any questions about the final regulations or their effect on your particular organization, please contact Hayley M. Kelch at (212) 510-2230 or hkelch@cullenanddykman.com, or Dina L. Vespia at (212) 510-2245 or dvespia@cullenanddykman.com.