State Legislative Developments on Campus Sexual Violence: Issues in the Context of Safety
NASPA – Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education and Education Commission of the States (ECS), 2015
NASPA and ECS offer a retrospective analysis of state legislative activity during the 2013–2015 legislative sessions that focused on campus sexual violence. We provide detailed descriptions of four major policy themes identified through a content analysis of introduced and enacted legislation and frame considerations for state decision makers and campus leaders. This brief is intended to help inform constructive policy dialogue as the higher education and stakeholder communities continue to deliberate the merits of proposed policy actions to support and affirm educational environments that are safe, inclusive, and equitable for all students on campus. This is one of three publications in a joint partnership between NASPA and ECS. The two corresponding briefs include Partnership to Elevate Policy and Practice: Campus Sexual Violence and Guns on Campus and Guns on Campus: The Architecture and Momentum of State Policy Action.