Clery Act Victims' Bill of Rights
The "Campus Sexual misconduct Victims' Bill of Rights" exists as a part of the campus security reporting requirements, commonly known as the Jeanne Clery Act, of the federal law that establishes all student aid programs, the Higher Education Act of 1965.
The United States Congress enacted the "Campus Sexual misconduct Victims' Bill of Rights" in 1992 as a part of the Higher Education Amendments of 1992 (Public Law: 102-325, section 486(c)). It was signed into law by President George Bush in July of 1992.
This law requires that all colleges and universities (both public and private) participating in federal student aid programs afford sexual misconduct victims certain basic rights:
- Accuser and accused must have the same opportunity to have others present during disciplinary proceedings.
- Both parties shall be informed of the outcome of any disciplinary proceeding.
- Survivors shall be informed of their options to notify law enforcement.
- Survivors shall be notified of counseling services.
- Survivors shall be notified of options for changing academic and living situations.
To access PSU’s Annual Clery Crime & Fire Safety Report, visit the Campus Public Safety Office.