VAWA and the Campus Sexual Violence Elimination Act (SaVE)
The Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act (“VAWA”), which President Obama signed into law on March 7, imposes new obligations on colleges and universities under its Campus Sexual Violence Act (“SaVE Act”) provision, Section 3
04. Under VAWA, colleges and universities are required to:
•Report domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking, beyond crime categories the Clery Act already mandates;
•Adopt certain student discipline procedures, such as for notifying purported victims of their rights; and
•Adopt certain institutional policies to address and prevent campus sexual violence, such as to train in particular respects pertinent institutional personnel.