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      RS 17:3399.17     


§3399.17. Public institutions of postsecondary education; power-based violence climate surveys

            A.(1) Each institution shall administer an anonymous power-based violence climate survey to its students once every three years. If an institution administers other surveys with regard to campus safety, the power-based violence climate survey may be included as a separate component of any such survey provided that the power-based violence component is clearly identified as such.

            (2) Participation in the power-based violence climate survey shall be voluntary; no student shall be required or coerced to participate in the survey nor shall any student face retribution or negative consequence of any kind for declining to participate.

            (3) Each institution shall make every effort to maximize student participation in the survey.

            B. The Board of Regents shall:

            (1) Develop the survey in consultation with the public postsecondary education management boards and in accordance with national best practices.

            (2) Work with the management boards in researching and selecting the best method of developing and administering the survey.

            (3) Consult with victims' advocacy groups and student leaders who represent a variety of student organizations and affiliations, including student government associations, academic associations, faith-based groups, cultural groups, and fraternities and sororities, when meeting the requirements of Paragraph (1) of this Subsection.

            (4) Submit a written report on survey results to the House Committee on Education, the Senate Committee on Education, and the governor not later than forty-five days prior to the convening of the next Regular Session of the Legislature following the administration of the survey. The report shall summarize results from each public postsecondary education institution and the state as a whole.

            (5) Publish the survey results on the board's website and in any other location or venue the board considers necessary or appropriate.

            C. Each public postsecondary institution shall:

            (1) Administer a survey during the 2022-2023 academic year and every third year thereafter.

            (2) Report survey results to the institution's board of supervisors and the Board of Regents.

            (3) Publish the survey results in a prominent, easy to access location on the institution's website.

            Acts 2019, No. 157, §1, eff. June 6, 2019; Acts 2021, No. 439, §2, eff. June 21, 2021; Acts 2021, No. 472, §2, eff. June 29, 2021.

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