Syracuse University has signed on to U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand’s bill to combat sexual assaults on college campuses.
The Campus Accountability and Safety Act would provide additional resources and services for survivors of sex assault and establish training standards for college employees on addressing sexual assault cases.
The bill would also require colleges to release information on campus sexual assaults, implement a uniform disciplinary process for students. It alters Title IX penalties and imposes tougher punishment for Clery Act violations.
The Campus Accountability and Safety Act has been endorsed by other higher education institutions, including the State University of New York system.