Campus Sexual Assault Victims' Bill of Rights

The Campus Sexual Assault Victims' Bill of Rights was signed into law by President George Bush in July of 1992. The law requires that all colleges and universities participating in federal student aid programs afford sexual assault victims the following rights:

  • Survivors shall be notified of their options to notify law enforcement.
  • Accuser and accused must have the same opportunity to have others present.
  • Both parties shall be informed of the outcome of any disciplinary proceeding.
  • Survivors shall be notified of counseling services.
  • Survivors shall be notified of options for changing academic and living situations.

If you have questions about these rights or how they pertain to a given situation, please contact the OSMRC.

The U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights

Anyone who believes that an educational institution receiving federal financial assistance has discriminated against someone on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability or age may file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights (OCR). The person or organization filing the complaint doesn’t need to be a victim of the alleged discrimination, but may complain on behalf of another person or group. This page contains information about the Office for Civil Rights, including how to file a complaint.