Before this new law, those of us seeking to understand the issue of sexual misconduct at colleges and universities have faced serious limitations. The only institution-specific data available was by way of a campus' Annual Security Report, which is a mandate of the federal Clery Act. This tool includes "the number of forcible and non-forcible sexual offenses," but offenses only include sexual assaults that were reported to specific "campus security authorities." Victims of sexual assault might feel safer reporting an incident to a school counselor, yet these reports may not find their way into the institution's Clery report. Also, incidents must occur within "Clery geography," which typically does not include off-campus locations. With an estimated two-thirds of assaults at residential institutions happening off campus, the Clery Act data may simply tell us how comfortable students are in reporting sexual misconduct to campus officials, rather than how many assaults actually took place.