In the past several years, career colleges and schools have found themselves under increased scrutiny. As the government continues to encourage and enforce campus safety around the issue of sexual violence, compliance is essential.
The Campus Sexual Violence Elimination Act, or Campus SaVE Act (SaVE), is a 2013 amendment to the federal Jeanne Clery Act. SaVE was designed as a companion to Title IX; with the goal that it would help improve response and prevention of sexual violence in higher education.
SaVE requires ALL colleges and universities, both public and private, who participate in federal student aid programs, to do the following: increase transparency about the scope of sexual violence on campus, guarantee victims enhanced rights, provide standards in institutional conduct proceedings, and provide campus community-wide prevention educational programming.
Institutions were required to implement these new measures by October 1, 2014, however, with limited outreach and information geared towards career colleges, many find themselves still out of compliance and in danger of federal sanctions.
Through the Campus SaVE Act, colleges are required to have policies that:
- Prohibit sexual violence (dating violence, sexual assault, domestic violence, stalking, etc.)
- Explain who offenses should be reported to
- Explain the rights of victims and the institution’s responsibilities
- Address confidentiality
- Address disciplinary action procedures for these crimes
- Notify students of available resources
Additionally, colleges and universities must: Designate a Title IX coordinator and widely distribute their name and contact information. Disclose campus statistics around sexual violence. Colleges and universities must have a policy in their Annual Security Report about primary education and awareness programs for incoming students and employees, as well as ongoing prevention and awareness campaigns.
Failure to comply with new regulations can result in any or all of the following:
- Suspension or limiting of the institution’s Title IX funding
- The institution’s name being provided to Congress by the Secretary of Education
- The Education Department can issue civil fines up to $35,000 per violation (increased from $27,500 on October 2, 2012).
- Final Review Determination Reports are public records
- Negative media attention
3E Campus Safety provides an affordable solution to meeting the student and staff education standard of the Campus SaVE Act (VAWA). For a small investment of less than $5,000/year, you can help protect your school from potentially crippling fines as well as protect your students from potentially life changing events. 3E Campus Safety is a dynamic, holistic, cross platform, online course comprised of three initiatives: Educate, Empower, and Enforce. With these steps, administrators can immediately confront the issues they are facing today while immediately moving to safeguard themselves for the future.
What makes 3E Campus Safety Different?
3E Campus Safety is:
- Designed with you in mind.
- The program was designed for the non-traditional college and college students. Most programs on the market are focused on 4 year institutions and spend the majority of their time speaking to Greek Row, dorms, and residence halls that have little relevance to your student population.
- Easy to set up. In fact, we average 3 days to one-week turnaround time from contract to delivery.
- Affordable. We understand the budget constraints and believe it shouldn’t be expensive to protect your school and your students.
- Customizable (college logo and specific policies)
- ADA compliant
- Reflects Diverse populations
- Provides Assessment (Pre- and post-tests to demonstrate the effectiveness of the steps that your institution has taken.)
- Requires students to have proficient level of knowledge before allowing completion.
- A backend completion verification method, which can be used for student accountability.
If you are interested in getting compliance in an expeditious manner, 3E Campus Safety can have your campus in compliance with student and staff education within one week of starting our partnership and receiving pertinent information for customization. To create your customized prevention program, please contact [email protected] or call 253-592-5610. If you have additional questions, we would like to invite you to a one-on-one educational webinar so that you can experience the program as well as speak with someone from our team. To schedule a webinar, please contact [email protected]