Students, School Administrators And Rape Survivor Groups Protest Safe Campus Act

September 11, 2015

By Meghan Keenan at Red Alert Politics

Democrats and Republicans are divided over campus sexual assault legislation, but so far, many students, school administrators and advocacy groups are united against the new Safe Campus Act.

The bill, introduced in July by Reps. Matt Salmon (R-Ariz.), Kay Granger (R-Texas), and Pete Sessions (R-Texas), would compel universities to report allegations of sexual assault to a law enforcement agency. The bill would also prohibit the school from carrying out any disciplinary proceedings against the accused student other than “interim sanctions,” such as temporary suspensions, no contact orders, adjustment of class schedules, or changes in housing assignments...