Summary: H.R.1454 — 101st Congress (1989-1990)All Information (Except Text)

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Passed House amended (06/05/1990)

Student Right-to-Know and Campus Security Act - Title I: Student Athlete Right-to-Know - Student Athlete Right-to-Know Act - Amends the Higher Education Act of 1965 (HEA) to require any institution of higher education participating in any program under HEA title IV (Student Assistance) and attended by students receiving athletically related student aid to provide certain information with respect to the graduation rates of student-athletes. Includes information on race and sex under such requirement.

Requires such institutions to: (1) report such information annually to the Secretary of Education; and (2) provide it to the student and the student's parents, guidance counselor, and high school coach when the institution offers a potential student-athlete any athletically related student aid.

Directs the Secretary to publish a report containing such information.

Directs the Secretary to waive the requirements of this Act for any institution of higher education which is a member of an athletic association or conference that voluntarily publishes (or has already agreed to publish) graduation data substantially comparable to that required under this Act.

Revises the HEA student assistance program to require institutions that offer athletically related student aid to disclose total revenues and expenditures of their athletic departments and intercollegiate athletic activities, as well as of the institution as a whole. Directs the Secretary to compile such disclosure forms annually and to make them available to the public.

Requires all institutions participating in HEA student assistance programs to disclose the completion or graduation rate of certificate- or degree-seeking, full-time students entering the institution. Sets forth formulas for determining completion rates. Directs the Secretary to: (1) establish standard definitions and methodologies for measuring institutional outcomes involving graduation rates in separate programs and fields of study, as well as licensures, certifications, and employment of graduates; and (2) report to the appropriate congressional committees on the implementation of disclosure requirements.

Title II: Crime Awareness and Campus Security - Crime Awareness and Campus Security Act of 1990 - Amends the Higher Education Act of 1965 (HEA) to require, under specified student aid program participation agreements, each institution of higher education to certify that it: (1) has established a campus security policy; and (2) will submit an annual uniform crime report to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, as prescribed by the Attorney General.

Requires each eligible institution of higher education participating in any program under student assistance (title IV) provisions of HEA to prepare, publish, and distribute to all current students and employees, and to any applicant for enrollment or employment, upon request, an annual report containing specified types of information with respect to its campus security policies and campus crime statistics. Requires each such institution to make timely reports on specified types of crimes reported to campus security or local law enforcement authorities, and to distribute such reports to students and employees in a timely manner.

Directs the Secretary of Education periodically to survey campus security policies, procedures, and practices and disseminate information on those that have been effective in reducing campus crime.

Amends the General Education Provisions Act to declare that certain privacy rights shall not be construed to prohibit an institution of postsecondary education from disclosing to an alleged victim of a violent crime the results of any disciplinary proceeding conducted by such institution against the crime's alleged perpetrator.