The Catholic University of America

Summary of Federal Laws


Miscellaneous Laws Affecting Students

Compliance Partners

Dean of Students, AVP for Student Life

Related Policies

Sexual Assault

The Campus Sexual Assault Victim Bill of Rights (amends the Campus Security Act of 1990)

20 U.S.C. § 1092(f)(8); 34 C.F.R. § 668.46(b)(11)

The sexual assault provisions of the Campus Security Act require each institution of higher education to distribute as part of the Campus Security Report, a statement regarding the campus sexual assault prevention programs, the procedures following sex offenses, education programs aimed at preventing sex offenses, possible sanctions imposed for sex offenses, procedures for on-campus disciplinary action in cases of alleged sexual assault, notification of on- and off-campus counseling, mental health or other student services for victims of sex offenses, and notification to students that the institution will change a victim's academic and living situations after an alleged sex offense and the options for those changes. If a victim of campus crime alleges a sexual assault, both the accuser and the accused must be informed of the outcome of any campus disciplinary proceeding. The notification requirement in the regulations covers all allegations of "sex offenses." Compliance with this section does not violate the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).










updated 12-30-17 mlo