Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) and Clery Act are applicable to anyone within a college campus and its environs, including faculties, students and staffs. When these laws are properly enforced, universities and colleges can achieve a culture change which can in turn discourage discrimination and sexual violence.
Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act (2013) prohibits domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking and dating violence. This is a federal legislation, which is also known as Campus Sexual Violence Elimination (SaVE) Act.
The Title IX of Education Amendment (1972) proscribes sex based discrimination in any educational institution, activity or program that I financed by the federal government. Title IX also prohibits any harassment that is ex oriented. This also includes sexual violence.
In the case of the Clery Act, it was made into law in the year 1990. It requires that all universities and colleges which are part of the federal financial assistance programs to retain and disclose the information regarding crime on their campus and its vicinity. This laws states that campuses have a responsibility of reporting crimes that they are aware of.
Faculties and students are encouraged to speak up when they learn of instances of abuse so that any case that might have gone unnoticed can be brought into limelight and given appropriate attention.
However, most educators seem to look a different direction when an instance of harassment or abuse occurs, not knowing that they are not adhering to these laws.
If it’s a case of highly litigious or high profile society, it can lead into a seriously embarrassing situation as well as an employer finding themselves under lawsuit.
This webinar therefore aims at training educational institutions to create surroundings that curb sexual harassment or violence so as to have a respectful, safe and collegiate teaching and learning environments that any employee or student desires and deserves.
- Providing essential tools that can be used by educational institution in controlling and putting an end to sexual harassment and violence in campuses so as to create safe, respectful and harmonious teaching and learning environments for every student or staff member.
- Discuss how training, education on continuing dialog can create a great impact in shaping a conducive campus culture.
- Highlighting the aspects of these laws which protect the rights of students and faculties in every campus.
- Understanding the responsibilities required to help an institution from ruining its image or breaking law.
Key session points
This webinar is going to:
- Discuss the VAWA, CLERY and TITLE IX laws that have impact on all campuses.
- Identify all negative activities that contribute to violation of law.
- Discuss how bullying relates to these laws.
- Discuss variable that can be included in training program.
- Discussing the process that goes into timely reporting of any harassment or violation.
Who should attend?
Any learning institution, public institution or corporation that is funded by the federal or state funds.