The Campus Sexual Violence Elimination Act (SaVE Act) was passed in March 2013 as part of the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act (VAWA). The Campus SaVE Act applies to all institutions of higher education since that participate in financial aid programs under Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965.
The Campus SaVE Act amends the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (known as the Clery Act), which requires higher education institutions to report crime statistics and disclose security-related information, in several important ways:
- It adds offenses involving domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking to the crimes that institutions must report and include in their annual security reports (ASR)
- It expands the categories of reportable “hate crimes” to include those based on bias against gender identity or national origin
- The policy statements filed as part of the ASR must now include detailed descriptionsof the institution’s internal procedures in cases of domestic violence, dating violence, or stalking, as well as descriptions of its education and prevention programs