U.S. Sets Negotiations Over Campus Safety Rules for January

September 19, 2013

The Obama administration plans to convene a panel in January to write new reporting rules for campus safety, the Education Department announced in a notice in Thursday’s Federal Register.

The negotiated rulemaking committee will be tasked with writing regulations to carry out the changes Congress made to the Clery Act earlier this year when it passed a new version of the Violence Against Women Act. The legislation requires colleges to add dating violence and stalking to the types of crimes they must disclose when they occur on or near campus. Colleges also must strengthen procedures for notifying victims of their legal rights and create campuswide policies for preventing sexual assault.

The Education Department also said in the notice that it would announce in the “coming months” plans to hold negotiated rule-making sessions for other aspects of the administration’s wide-ranging second-term regulatory agenda, but provided no additional details.

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