NEWARK, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — New Jersey lawmakers are calling on Congress to pass a bill that would prohibit bullying at higher education institutions.
The Tyler Clementi Higher Education Anti-Harassment Act would require colleges and universities to have anti-harassment policies in place and would apply to students, faculty and staff.
Sen. Frank R. Lautenberg and Rep. Rush Holt, authors of the bill, renewed calls for passage of the legislation after a video showing Rutgers University basketball coach Mike Rice verbally and physically abusing his players caused a public outcry.
“This incident shows us that physical and emotional abuse of college students by faculty is occurring right under our noses,” Lautenberg and Holt said in a statement.