Huffington Post - Education
October 19, 2014
Colleges have to count more types of incidents as hate crimes and
disclose the number of dating violence, domestic violence and stalking
reports they receive each year, under final safety law regulations
unveiled Friday by the U.S. Department of Education.
department had already asked schools to list those new categories in the
annual crime reports released this year. At least 23 institutions
(listed below) failed to include them, though the Education Department
will not say whether colleges will face fines for not complying with
those new rules that were already in place.
The Campus Sexual Violence Elimination (SaVE) Act,
an amendment to the campus safety law the Clery Act, requires colleges
to track and accurately disclose the numbers of these types of reports
they receive each year. The final rules announced Friday also require
schools to include in annual reports descriptions of the types of
disciplinary proceedings they used in cases that fall into those new
categories. And, it adds gender identity and national origin as two new
categories of bias for determining whether an action that occurs on
campus is a hate crime.