Reporting Options

Campus Sexual Assault Victims’ Bill of Rights

The “Campus Sexual Assault Victims’ Bill of Rights” exists as a part of the campus security
reporting requirements under the Jeanne Clery Act.

  • Survivors shall be informed of their options to notify law enforcement.
  • Survivors shall be notified of counseling services.
  • Survivors shall be notified of options for changing academic and living
  • Accuser and accused must have the same opportunity to have others present.
  • Both parties shall be informed of the outcome of any disciplinary proceeding.

The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act
(commonly referred to as the “Clery Act”), 20 U.S.C. § 1092(f), was named after a 19-year old
freshman at Lehigh University who was raped and murdered in her campus dorm. The Clery
Act requires colleges and universities receiving federal aid to: keep and disclose crime
information from, on, or near campus (within the Clery geography); provide an Annual
Security Report (“ASR”) by October 1st of each school year; maintain a crime log and crime
statistics; have a policy to timely disclose emergencies or threats to the campus
community; as well as have policies to handle reports of missing students. This law
requires that all colleges and universities (both public and private) participating in federal
student aid programs afford sexual assault victims certain basic rights.

For more information on the Jeanne Clery Act, go to:

Last Updated November 20, 2023