POLICIES & FEDERAL GUIDELINES

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Sam Houston State University's Sexual Misconduct Policy was implemented for matters related to the University’s responsibilities under Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. Title IX prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex (gender) in educational programs and activities that receive federal financial assistance. Specifically, the amendment requires that universities have procedures in place to respond to matters of sexual assault, relationship (dating) violence and stalking.

SEXUAL MISCONDUCT & RELATED LAWS

The Clery Act - The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (20 USC § 1092(f)), commonly referred to as the Clery Act, requires colleges and universities that participate in federal financial aid programs to report annual statistics on crime on or near their campuses--including sexual assault and rape and to develop and disseminate prevention policies.

VAWA - The Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) established federal legal definitions of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault and stalking.

Campus SaVE - The Campus Sexual Violence Elimination Act (Campus SaVE) was enacted in March 2013 and amends the Jeanne Clery Act, creating additional protections for victims of dating violence, domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking, as well as creating more prescriptive requirements for prevention and awareness programs related to these offenses.