- a required annual survey of students at every university in America to help understand the climate of sexual violence on campuses
- requirements that all campus personnel who deal with sexual violence in some way receive specialized training
- a requirement that colleges and universities provide confidential advisors to serve as a resource to victims of sexual violence by helping to coordinate their support services, educational accommodations, and dealing with campus authorities and law enforcement
- a prohibition on colleges sanctioning a student who reports sexual violence in good faith (such as punishing the victim for underage drinking)
- requirement that the Department of Education publish the names of all schools with pending investigations, final resolutions, and voluntary resolution agreements related to Title IX
- a requirement that colleges and universities use a uniform process of campus disciplinary proceedings that doesn't allow, say, athletic departments to handle sexual violence in a different way than the rest of campus
- a requirement that colleges and universities coordinate with local law enforcement to delineate respective responsibilities and areas of jurisdiction
The bills co-sponsors are Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.), Dean Heller (R-Nev.), Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.), Mark Warner (D-Va.), and Marco Rubio (R-Fla.). The fact of bipartisan support certainly increases the bill's odds of passing into law, though it is also worth noting that other Title IX type laws proposed in Congress have not necessarily passed just because of bipartisan support. (I'm thinking of the High School Athletics Accountability Act, the Safe Schools Improvement Act, and the Student Nondiscrimination Act). We will have to wait and see if CASA gets taken more seriously because of the high profile nature of the problem of campus sexual assault.