Final Report: Partnership to Elevate Policy and Practice, Campus Sexual Violence and Guns on Campus

A joint partnership of NASPA and Education Commission of the States (ECS).

This report, the third installment in a joint partnership between NASPA—Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education and the Education Commission of the States, connects policy and practice through two integral issues: campus sexual violence and guns on campus. This publication tracks recent state-led legislation around both issues for the last two years and offers this information in the form of a series of illustrative charts and maps. During 2015, at least 29 states introduced campus sexual violence legislation, and in 2016, at least 22 states proposed legislation in kind. A majority of state policies addressed one of four themes: defining affirmative consent, role of local law enforcement, transcript notation, and the role of legal counsel.

Regarding campus firearm legislation, at least 16 states considered policies involving guns on campus in 2015, while at least 19 states considered campus gun policy legislation in 2016. This is the final report after the release of a two corresponding briefs; State Legislative Developments on Campus Sexual Violence: Issues in the Context of Safety, and, Guns on Campus: The Architecture and Momentum of State Policy Action.