Delaware’s Sexual Assault Policy for Institutions of Higher Education
To address campus sexual assault, Delaware law (14 Del. C. §§ 9001A — 9007A) requires Delaware colleges with more than 1,000 students to: offer to victims to report incidents of sexual assault perpetrated by or against a student to law enforcement authorities servicing the college, inform victims of their rights under the Victims’ Bill of Rights, inform victims of available confidential medical and counseling services, and to report data to state government to insure compliance and measure the scope of the issue. This law provides:
College Compliance Self-Reporting To Delaware DOJ
Colleges subject to the law are required to submit a report to DOJ by October 1 each year starting in 2018 on how they have complied with the Sexual Assault Policy for Institutions of Higher Education during the preceding calendar year. Please use the form linked below to submit the data required and any additional documents.
Reporting Of Statistical Information on Campus Sexual Assaults to Delaware DOJ
Under the law, the state Statistical Analysis Center, utilizing criminal justice data, must report to the state Department of Justice by October 1 each year on the status or outcome of complaints of certain criminal violations (Sections 767-773 of Title 11) during the preceding calendar year where the alleged victim or alleged perpetrator or both is a student of a covered higher education institution, and whether the assault took place on a higher education campus. No personally identifiable information will be contained in this report.
Annual Report On Campus Sexual Assaults and Sexual Assault Reporting and Training
A report to the General Assembly and Governor conveying the information from colleges and from the criminal justice system on campus sexual assaults must be prepared each year by Dec. 15 by Delaware DOJ starting in 2018. That report will be posted here.
Effective June 30, 2019: Reporting a Violation of the Sexual Assault Policy for Institutions of Higher Education
After June 30, 2019, Delaware DOJ will receive and investigate reports and complaints of higher education institutions not complying with their requirements for dealing with sexual assaults on campus under 14 Del. C. §§ 9001A — 9007A. Examples of violations would include:
To report a suspected violation of 14 Del. C. §§ 9001A — 9007A by an academic institution after June 30, 2019, there will be a complaint form on this page.
Links and Information for Victims
Delaware college sexual assault and Title IX information:
Delaware DOJ links to victim resources: