H.R.2926 - REACH Act115th Congress (2017-2018)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Meehan, Patrick [R-PA-7] (Introduced 06/15/2017)|
|Committees:||House - Education and the Workforce|
|Latest Action:||House - 09/12/2018 ASSUMING FIRST SPONSORSHIP - Mr. Lance asked unanimous consent that he may hereafter be considered as the first sponsor of H.R. 2926, a bill originally introduced by Representative Meehan, for the purpose of adding cosponsors and requesting reprintings pursuant to clause 7 of rule XII. Agreed to without objection. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.2926 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (06/15/2017)
Report and Educate About Campus Hazing Act or the REACH Act
This bill amends title IV (Student Assistance) of the Higher Education Act of 1965 to modify campus security reporting requirements for an institution of higher education (IHE) that participates in federal student aid programs. Specifically, an IHE must disclose hazing incidents that were reported to campus security authorities or local police agencies in its annual security report.
In addition, each IHE must provide students with an educational program on hazing, which includes information on hazing awareness, hazing prevention, and the IHE's policies on hazing.
Hazing means any intentional, knowing, or reckless act committed by a student, or a former student, of an IHE against another student, that: (1) was committed in connection with an initiation into, an affiliation with, or the maintenance of membership in, any organization that is affiliated with the IHE; and (2) contributes to a substantial risk of physical injury, mental harm, or degradation or causes physical injury, mental harm or personal degradation.