S.216 - Tyler Clementi Higher Education Anti-Harassment Act of 2013

A bill to prevent harassment at institutions of higher education, and for other purposes. view all titles (2)

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  • Official: A bill to prevent harassment at institutions of higher education, and for other purposes. as introduced.
  • Short: Tyler Clementi Higher Education Anti-Harassment Act of 2013 as introduced.

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Tyler Clementi Higher Education Anti-Harassment Act of 2013 - Amends title IV (Student Assistance) of the Higher Education Act of 1965 to require each institution of higher education (IHE) participating in a title IV program (except a foreign school) to include in its annual security report

Official Summary

Tyler Clementi Higher Education Anti-Harassment Act of 2013 - Amends title IV (Student Assistance) of the Higher Education Act of 1965 to require each institution of higher education (IHE) participating in a title IV program (except a foreign school) to include in its annual security report a statement of policy regarding harassment that includes:
(1) a prohibition of harassment of students by other students, faculty, and staff;
(2) a description of its programs to prevent harassment;
(3) a description of the procedures that students should follow if harassment occurs; and
(4) a description of the procedures it will follow once an incident of harassment has been reported. Defines \"harassment\" to include certain conduct undertaken through technological means that limits a student's ability to benefit from the IHE's programs, or creates a hostile or abusive educational environment at the school. Authorizes the Secretary of Education to award competitive grants to IHEs to initiate, expand, or improve programs to:
(1) prevent the harassment of students;
(2) provide counseling or redress services to students who have been harassed or accused of subjecting other students to harassment; and
(3) train students, faculty, or staff to prevent harassment or address harassment if it occurs. Directs the Secretary to publish a report of best practices for combating harassment at IHEs.

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