I get all lathered when it comes to matters of campus crime.

Security on Campus does a great job of rounding-up all the news concerning crimes on campus at American universities. Here is the postings from their latest newsletter:

1. U.S. Dept. of Education Imposes First Ever Six-Figure Fine For Campus Crime Reporting Violations

2. New Guide Details Title IX Requirements In Campus Sexual Assault Cases

3. Campus Crime In The News

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U.S. Dept. of Education Imposes First Ever Six-Figure Fine For Campus Crime Reporting Violations
Salem, WV-In the strongest enforcement action in the 15 year history of the federal Jeanne Clery Act campus crime reporting law the U.S. Department of Education (ED) has imposed the first ever six-figure fine on a college for significantly misrepresenting their crime statistics, and for other violations.
Concluding a nearly five and a half year process, last month ED accepted a settlement with Salem International University, a private school in West Virginia, where the institution will pay a $200,000 fine over the course of the next five years in $40,000 installments. SIU had, according to ED findings, omitted more than 80 crimes, including 5 sexual assaults, and several key security policy statements from disclosures made in the late 1990’s.

“Our daughter Jeanne was brutally raped and murdered in her dorm room at Lehigh University in 1986 because of what she didn’t know about a history of crime on her campus,” said Connie & Howard Clery, SOC’s co-founders and developers of the Clery Act, in a statement about the fine. “We fought hard to make campuses disclose their crime information so other students wouldn’t face the same danger, but until now schools had faced no real punishment if they lied. Now they know they had better tell the truth!”

Related Information-

Statement of Connie & Howard Clery (04/30/05)
“Settlement Agreement” (04/07/05)
SIU Clery Act Violations, Final ED Findings (04/14/04)

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New Guide Details Title IX Requirements In Campus Sexual Assault Cases
Although best known for requiring gender equity in collegiate athletic opportunities, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (Title IX) also has an important role to play in how colleges respond to student complaints of sexual assault, and other forms of sexual harassment. To help sexual assault victims and survivors better understand their Title IX rights, and what they should expect of their schools SOC has released a new guide about these requirements.

This new guide “Title IX Requires Colleges & Universities To Eliminate The Hostile Environment Caused By Campus Sexual Assault” was produced as a part of SOC’s new Legal Internship program, and written by Holly Hogan a third year law student at Harvard. It is a compilation of key information from federal court rulings, guidance issued by the U.S. Department of Education (ED), and findings issued by ED’s Office for Civil Rights as a part of their Title IX enforcement actions.

The Title IX guide is available in “Victims” section of the SOC web site as either an HTML, or PDF document at the following URL’s…

http://www.securityoncampus.org/victims/titleixsummary.html

http://www.securityoncampus.org/victims/titleixsummary.pdf

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Campus Crime In The News
Assault counseling dealt a raw deal (The Daily Eastern News; 04/27/05)

Ill. Student Charged With Racist Threats (AP; 04/26/05)

College gives an alibi for Oregon rape (The Oregonian; 04/24/05)

Police records get black ink at APSU (The Leaf-Chronicle; 04/24/05)

Think Like a Thief (CollegeBound Teen; March/April 2005)

Women To Appeal Ruling Dismissing CU Lawsuits (AP; 04/02/05)

No more hiding of sex assaults (Philadelphia Inquirer; 03/28/05)

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