Fraternities Push Limits on Rape Investigations

August 11, 2015

By Fiza Pirani at Atlanta Journal Constitution Online

A pair of bills introduced to Congress last month state that universities would have to notify local authorities of sexual assault reports before initiating internal investigations.

So if police aren't notified, universities can't act.

The Safe Campus Act and the Fair Campus Act were presented July 29 as the Senate held its first hearing on a bipartisan bill highlighting new regulations on how universities handle cases of sexual assault.

The legislation was pushed by national fraternity organizations —  including the North-American Interfraternity Conference and the National Panhellenic Conference — which are promoting legislation that call for new protections for students accused of rape...