Clery Act and Title IX Reporting
Webinar: "Implications of the Clery Act and Title IX for Overseas and Distance Locations: Legal Requirements, Recent Guidance, and a Discussion of Good Practices to Comply with the Laws and Reduce Risk"
Date and Time: Friday, 11/8/13, 1-2:15 pm Eastern - Register Today (for FREE!)
Description: Prior to 2011, Clery Act guidance contained little mention of Clery Act
reporting requirements for overseas locations. The 2005 Handbook briefly
referenced overseas locations actually operated by US-owned
institutions. That changed significantly with the February 2011
publishing of The Handbook for Campus Safety and Security Reporting. The
2011 Handbook contained new references to counting crimes that occur
overseas, including in private spaces and homes. Further guidance from
the Department of Education in 2011 has clarified and interpreted some
of those newly-published requirements. Determining what geographic
locations are covered by Clery, what crimes are reportable, and how we
learn of crimes in overseas locations can be tricky. This
presentation will explain, in plain English, the standards laid out by
the Clery Act in distance and overseas study, as well as the interplay
between the Clery Act and Title IX for reports of sex offenses that
occur overseas. The presentation will also include an update on Clery
Act and Title IX reporting changes arising from the amendments to the
Violence Against Women Act. There will be an opportunity for questions
at the end.
Office of General Counsel
State University of New York
Storch is an associate counsel at the State University of New York's
Office of General Counsel in Albany, New York, and the chair of the SUNY
Student Affairs Practice Group. In addition to comprehensive legal
representation for SUNY Oswego, SUNY Cortland, Morrisville State
College, and the SUNY Institute of Technology, he concentrates his
practice on student affairs, intellectual property, the First Amendment,
and compliance with the Clery Act.
Mr. Storch has trained several thousand attorneys and police and
security, student affairs, judicial affairs, international programs,
human resources, and environmental health and safety leadership and
staff in compliance with the Clery Act. Trainings include webinars and
live presentations in New York, New Jersey, Illinois, Texas, California,
and Washington DC. Mr. Storch was asked to co-present the session on
FERPA and the Clery Act for new higher education attorneys at the
National Association of Colleges and University Attorneys Annual
Mr. Storch is the author of three NACUA Notes on compliance with the
Clery Act and authored the chapter on police and security for the
forthcoming book "Town Gown Relationships" to be published in the spring
by the American Bar Association.
Mr. Storch graduated Summa Cum Laude from the State University of New
York, College at Oswego, where he served as Vice President of the
Student Association and was awarded the Platt Harris scholarship from
the New York State University Police Chiefs Association, and from
Cornell Law School where he served as Chancellor of the Moot Court
Board. After graduating, he clerked for the New York State Appellate
Division, 3rd Department. He is currently completing a Masters in Public
Policy with a higher education policy concentration at the State
University of New York at Albany.
His writing has appeared in the Chronicle of Higher Education, Inside
Higher Ed, The Albany Times Union, the Orlando Sentinel, the Albany Law
Review, the Medical Trial techniques Quarterly, and Court Review: the
Journal of the American Judges Association, and he is author of six
peer-reviewed NACUA Notes.
Resources to Share
Here are just a few resources for higher education administrators, students, faculty, and staff:
- The Handbook for Campus Safety and Security Reporting, US Department of Education, 2011. This 2011 handbook presents step-by-step procedures, examples, and references for higher education institutions to follow in meeting the campus safety and security requirements of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended. This handbook replaces The Handbook for Campus Crime Reporting.
- Dear Colleague Letter: Sexual Violence Background, Summary, and Fast Facts and Fact Sheet: Dear Colleague Letter, US Department of Education, Office of Civil Rights, April 4, 2011. The Dear Colleague Letter (DCL) was issued to explain how the requirements of Title IX cover sexual violence and to remind schools of their responsibilities to take immediate and effective steps to respond to sexual violence in accordance with the requirements of Title IX and the interplay of the Clery Act.
- Lead and Manage My School: Campus Security, US Department of Education. This site provides a number
of helpful, practical tools, including an online tutorial about
compliance with Clery Act reporting, training, statistics, and other
Beyond Athletics: The 'Dear Colleague Letter' and the New Title IX Regime, James Keller, Saul Ewing, LLP, and Elizabeth J. Carmichael, Five Colleges, Inc., URMIA's 2013 Annual Conference (URMIA login required). It has been over two years since the Department of Education issued its "Dear Colleague Letter," meaningfully explaining, and many would say altering, the world of Title IX training and compliance. This session will explain the letter, its implications, and best risk management practices on your campus to comply with Title IX.
- URMIA Webinar: Implications of the Clery Act and Title IX Compliance, Joseph Storch, State University of New York, February 2013. This initial webinar was so popular, we are holding it again as an encore presentation during this year's Risky Business Week, complete with updates and additional time for questions from attendees. View the original webinar recording above.
- The Clery Act and Overseas/Distance Study: New Developments and Compliance Guidance, Joseph Storch, State University of New York, NACUANOTES.
- Higher Education Compliance Alliance, National Association of College and University Attorneys (NACUA). The Higher Education Compliance Alliance was created
to provide the higher education community with a centralized repository
of information and resources for compliance with federal laws and
Spearheaded by NACUA, the Compliance Alliance is now comprised of 29
participating associations representing a broad cross-section of higher
education interests. These associations share a joint commitment to
providing high quality resources on a diverse range of compliance topics
as a service to the higher education community at large. Many of the
resources on this website are freely available.