S.1801: SOS Campus Act

Author's Summary:  "This bill amends the Higher Education Act of 1965 to require institutions of higher education to have an independent advocate for campus sexual assault prevention and response."

IB Summary:  According to Sen. Barbara Boxer (D - CA): "The SOS Campus Act requires every university receiving federal funding to designate an advocate for campus sexual assault prevention and response. The advocate is independent of the university and must report to someone outside the university’s sexual assault adjudication chain of command. Wherever a conflict exists between the university’s interest and the victim’s interest, the advocate must side with the victim."

Status: Introduced on 09/12/2017. Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

Links: https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/senate-bill/1801/text?r=5;  https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/3734?r=7