An Act Concerning Sexual Violence on Higher Education Campuses


This legislation adds additional information on sexual violence to a higher education institution's annual crime report; appoints a Public Safety Officer to the Board of Higher Education to review of all campus safety policies; requires campus websites to include information about the resources available to sexual assault victims; requires that sexual assault policies be emailed to all students each semester; requires campuses to establish a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with sexual assault crisis services; requires the designation of a trained confidential advisor for students to report an assault to; and requires mandatory annual sexual violence training for students; requires sexual violence training for employees; and  creates a task force to develop a model sexual assault climate survey, which will be given to all students annually at our public and private colleges and universities in Massachusetts.