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.READ MORE: 74th Annual Tony Awards: List Of Winners
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.