Louisiana has joined the list of states that has enacted a campus sexual assault Act. The Act was signed into law by Gov. Bobby Jindal and is currently effective. The Act requires that Louisiana public colleges/universities do the following:
- Conduct and distribute/publish an annual campus sexual assault climate survey;
- Enter into a Memorandum of Understanding with a local law enforcement agency to delineate responsibilities and share information about sexual assault occurring against students;
- Establish (to be done by the Board of Regents) uniform policies and best practices to address the reporting of campus sexual assaults, the prevention of campus sexual assaults, and the medical and mental health care needed by alleged victims of campus sexual assaults; and
- The uniform policies established by the Board of Regents must require that institutions: (1) communicate with each other regarding the transfer of a student against whom disciplininary action has been taken as a result of a code of conduct violation relating to sexually oriented criminal offenses; and (2) withhold transcripts of students seeking a transfer with pending campus sexual misconduct displinary action, until such investigation and disciplinary process is complete.
More detailed information is contained in the text of the Act that is linked in the first sentence.
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