Fraternity Groups Support Bill Limiting College Role in Sexual Assault Cases

August 9, 2015

By College Fix Staff at The College Fix

The North-American Interfraternity Conference and the National Panhellenic Conference are backing House of Representatives legislation which they say would provide “new protections for students accused of rape.”

The Safe Campus Act and Fair Campus Act, presented in the House on July 29, would limit how a college could respond to allegations of sexual assault.

The former bill “stipulates that colleges may only investigate an allegation of a criminal sexual assault if the alleged victim agrees to report it to local law enforcement.”

“If the alleged victim chooses not to do so, then the school would be forbidden to investigate or carry out any sort of punishment against the student accused of sexual assault, no matter what evidence is available. The school would only be able to offer counseling and academic or interim accommodations to the alleged victim...