Bill Requires STEM Departments To Report Sexual Abuse

Oct. 3, 2016
Sexual assault and harassment drive women out of STEM.

In an effort to combat sexual harassment on campus, particularly in male-dominated STEM departments, California Congresswoman Jackie Speier introduces the Federal Funding Accountability for Sexual Harassers Act. According to an article from Fusion, the bill would require universities to report sexual abuse by professors to every federal agency that has awarded it grants over the past ten years. The aim of the proposed bill is reportedly to alert federal agencies and to discourage them from future funding.

According to the article, the bill would “require universities and colleges to report substantiated findings of harassment as well as incomplete investigations that have been ongoing for more than six months.” The bill is proposed as an amendment to the Higher Education Act of 1965.

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