Statement by CICU President Laura L. Anglin on New Proposed State Legislation Addressing Campus Sexual Assault (S.5965/A.8244)

News Date: 5/29/2015

The Commission on Independent Colleges and Universities (CICU) represents the public policy interests of more than 100 private, not-for-profit colleges and universities in New York State, which collectively enroll more than 490,000 students, approximately 40 percent of all college students in New York State.

“Everyone has worked long and hard on this new legislation,” said Laura L. Anglin, president of the Commission on Independent Colleges and Universities. “Countless experts from private, not-for-profit colleges and universities have consulted with the Executive Chamber and the Legislature with the singular goal of drafting legislation that would be balanced, appropriate and helpful for students and campuses. Wherever it occurs, sexual assault is a crime, and our campuses are fully committed to educating the women and men enrolled on our campuses about healthy relationships.”

About the Commission on Independent Colleges and Universities (CICU)

Founded in 1956, the Commission on Independent Colleges and Universities (CICU) represents the chief executives of New York's 100+ independent (private, not-for-profit) colleges and universities on issues of public policy. Member colleges compose the largest private sector of higher education in the world and confer most of the bachelor’s degrees (51%), master’s degrees (71%), and doctoral and first-professional degrees (80%) earned in New York State.

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