SAFER & V-Day Release Report On Campus Sexual Assault Policies In The U.S.
In 2009, SAFER partnered with V-Day to launch the Campus Accountability Project (CAP), a national online database that dually functions as a clearinghouse for assessments of sexual assault policies at U.S. institutions of higher education and a teaching tool for student activists looking to analyze and reform their schools’ policies.
Today, SAFER and V-Day release “Making the Grade? Findings from the Campus Accountability Project on Sexual Assault Policies.” The study analyzed nearly 300 formal and informal sexual assault policies from colleges and universities across the U.S. The report provides a snapshot of policies from a sample of four-year colleges and universities in the U.S. during a given time frame.
Some key findings included: Over 80% of policies received a composite score of a C grade or below, including almost a quarter that received an F, based on SAFER and V-Day’s criteria for a strong sexual assault policy; and nearly one-third (32.6%) of the policies assessed in the database do not fully comply with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, among many others.
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