This policy brief looks at 23 states that have considered or enacted legislation across the following areas, intended to protect students and support sexual assault survivors:
- Defining affirmative consent: building a common understanding of welcomed sexual behavior by defining consent in statute or directing institutions to do so
- Role of local law enforcement: defining, clarifying, or expanding the role of law enforcement in campus reporting and investigating reports of sexual assault
- Transcript notation: addressing the notation of a sexual assault on student perpetrators’ transcripts
- Role of legal counsel: addressing the role of legal counsel in the campus adjudication process
The brief examines legislative activity during the 2013-2015 sessions.