WILKES-BARRE -- A U.S. senator is trying to protect students from sexual assaults on college campuses.
Senator Bob Casey was at Wilkes University in Wilkes-Barre Friday morning to announce a new law aimed at helping victims of sexual violence on campus.
The Campus Save Act takes effect this school year.
"The fact that we can get these new regulations implemented now, I think will strengthen the ability of colleges and universities to tear this problem up by the roots," said Senator Bob Casey, (D) PA.
Among other things, the Campus Save Act requires colleges and universities to make students aware of sexual assault policies.