In July, 2010, the Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA) of 2008 became effective. The Act required that colleges and universities publish information relating to emergency response and evacuation, emergency notification, missing student notification, and hate crime reporting.
The HEOA also adopted new fire safety reporting obligations. The guidelines direct all institutions that provide on-campus student housing to issue an Annual Fire Safety Report and to maintain a fire log for review. This section of the Campus Safety site has been dedicated to fire safety issues.