CONCORD (KCBS) — Colleges and universities are going to have to do more to address sexual harassment allegations on campus in accordance with a new law signed this week.
East Bay Assemblywoman Susan Bonilla had her legislation AB 2654 signed into law by Gov. Jerry Brown on Monday.
“This is an issue that we’ve become more and more aware of, and understanding that one in four college students today say they have had some form of sexual harassment while at school is very troubling,” Bonilla told KCBS.
Bonilla said too many women are still being subjected to inappropriate sexual conduct on campuses in California.
“The bill basically requires that schools put on the website all of their policies; that at new student orientation, they tell students about their policies very clearly,” Bonilla said.
She says the website must also include a timeline for when the student can expect a response from the college or university.
Bonilla suspects there are probably many more cases of sexual harassment that go unreported because college women feel that nothing will be done.