By October 31 of each year, each public institution of higher education or private nonprofit institution of higher education and the State Board for Community Colleges shall certify to the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia that it has reviewed its sexual violence policy and updated it as appropriate. The State Council of Higher Education for Virginia and the Department of Criminal Justice Services shall establish criteria for the certification process and may request information relating to the policies for the purposes of sharing best practices and improving campus safety. The State Council of Higher Education for Virginia and the Department of Criminal Justice Services shall report to the Secretary of Education on the certification status of each institution and the Virginia Community College System by November 30 of each year.
2015, cc. 737, 745.