VAWA Amendments

Changes Made to the Clery Act by the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act (VAWA) of 2013


On March 7th, 2013, President Obama signed the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013 (VAWA) (Pub. Law 113-4). Among other provisions, this law amended section 485(f) of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended (HEA), otherwise known as the Clery Act (20 U.S.C. 1092(f)).

These statutory changes require institutions to compile statistics for certain crimes that are reported to campus security authorities or local police agencies, including incidents of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence and stalking. Additionally, institutions will be required to include certain policies, procedures and programs pertaining to these crimes in their Annual Security Reports.

The University of Connecticut has updated VAWA changes to policies and procedures surrounding Clery reporting. Please visit for more information.

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