The website associated with this blog, ComplelledToAct.com, was created in reaction to many revelations in the aftermath of my daughter’s death on a college campus in 2005.
What I found was a confusing and unfair set of civil laws addressing the obligation of a college or university to use reasonable care when addressing issues of student safety. Remarkably, the status of the law in many states is unclear as to whether a college or university can be held accountable for failure to use reasonable care in reaction to an obviously dangerous situation.
Additionally, a 1989 federal law was located that should effectively address illegal and harmful campus drinking practices. However, in the seventeen years since passage, the law has not been enforced. Details of the law and our efforts to compel the US Department of Education to review compliance for the first time is detailed in the “Federal Law” section of the website.
If anyone is aware of a campus culture which evidences noncompliance with the federal law, I encourage you to contact the US Department of Education and request a compliance review at that school. As our experience as shown, the Department requires much prodding before they are compelled to act.
The thoughts of viewers of this site are welcomed.