Sexual assault is a pervasive problem on college campuses, yet colleges and universities are frequently criticized for their failure to address it. As a result, Congress passed the Campus Sexual Violence Elimination Act (“Campus SaVE Act”) in 2013. The Campus SaVE Act aims to address the unique needs of victims of sexual assault on college campuses by adding much needed protections for students, such as mandating increased reporting of crime statistics. Moreover, the Act helps students by requiring schools to create plans to prevent this violence, to educate victims on their rights and resources, and to detail processes that are taken after a report of sexual assault is made. This Comment analyzes the Campus SaVE Act and makes suggestions for improving its effectiveness in reducing sexual violence on college campuses.
Cracks in the Ivory Tower: How the Campus Sexual Violence Elimination Act Can Protect Students from Sexual Assault,
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