Is Your School Ready? Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act Amends Clery Reporting Obligations, Codifies Title IX Investigative Duties

Posted On Tuesday, June 25, 2013

As many institutions are quickly learning, colleges and universities face formidable federal compliance requirements under the Clery Act (“Clery”) and Title IX. The Department of Education has made it known: Clery violations likely will be fined at the maximum penalty of $35,000 for each violation.  Students and parents are now better informed and highly motivated to hold their schools accountable for failure to properly report and investigate incidents of sexual misconduct and offenses of domestic violence, dating violence and stalking.  Further, the plaintiffs’ bar is capitalizing on case law holding that Title IX creates a private right of action against educational institutions.  Read the full article here.

Reprinted with permission from the June 25, 2013 issue of the Legal Intelligencer. © 2013 ALM Media Properties, LLC. Further duplication without permission is prohibited. All rights reserved.