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BRIEFING: Clery Act Changes: What Counsel Should Know About the Department of Education's New Guidance

Last Friday, October 9, the U.S. Department of Education announced that it has rescinded the 2016 Handbook for Campus Safety and Security Reporting, commonly referred to as the Clery Handbook. The Department stated that the Handbook created additional requirements not found in the statute and regulations and expanded the scope of the law. In its place, the Department released an Appendix to the Federal Student Aid handbook. This shorter guidance, per the Department’s announcement, does not carry the force of law and is not meant to bind the public. Over many years, counsel representing colleges and universities across the country have relied on the guidance in the Handbook in preparing their institution’s Annual Security Report and in advising campuses on how to apply the law and regulations. How can counsel and others involved in Clery policies and procedures make sense of this new guidance? How will it affect this year’s Annual Security Report? Please join us for a NACUA Briefing with Andrea Stagg, Deputy General Counsel at Barnard College, and Joe Storch, Associate Counsel at SUNY, as they walk us through the Department’s guidance and what counsel needs to know now.

This 30-minute briefing will be audio-only and will be complimentary to NACUA members.