11/16/2011

Penn State scandal alerting colleges to US reporting law

A 1990 law requires all crimes on college campuses to be reported

The Philadelphia Inquirer
By Darran Simon

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — In the days after the Penn State sexual-abuse scandal broke, Alison Kiss' organization fielded a flurry of calls about a federal law that requires universities and colleges to report crimes on campus.

A deputy chief of security from a Southeastern university called with a question. A vice president of student affairs from a university in the Northeast called. So did a director of judicial affairs for a Midwestern institution.

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