Campus Equality, Fairness, and Transparency Act
SAVE has developed a model bill designed to bring fairness to the campus sexual assault issue. Titled the Campus Equality, Fairness, and Transparency Act (CEFTA), the bill supports the rights and interests of both the complainant and accused student, and encourages the involvement of local criminal justice authorities. CEFTA can be modified for introduction at the state level, as well.
The Campus Equality, Fairness, and Transparency Act consists of eight sections:
- Sec. 161: Provides definitions for a range of sexual offenses and codifies the Supreme Court’s Davis v. Monroe standard to define student sexual harassment.
- Sec. 162: Requires universities to implement policies to reduce the incidence of sexual conduct violations associated with alcohol and drug abuse.
- Sec. 163: Calls on universities to provide a range of educational, training, and support services.
- Sec. 164: Mandates the provision of confidential advisors for both the complainant and accused student.
- Sec. 165: Requires universities to use justice-centered investigative procedures.
- Sec. 166: Delineates a series of due process protections for the accused student.
- Sec. 167: Calls on universities to enter into a memorandum of understanding with local law enforcement agencies.
- Sec. 168: Promotes transparency by requiring universities to make their sexual assault policies and procedures publicly available.
The Campus Equality, Fairness, and Transparency Act can be viewed HERE.
- New York Post Editorial Board: Reining in Campus Courts – June 29
- Ashe Schow: Rights group proposes bill to properly handle campus sexual assault – June 28
- Charlotte Hays: Model Legislation: The Campus Equality, Fairness, and Transparency Act – June 27
- Greg Piper: Model legislation would restore due process to campus rape investigations – June 22