Colleges don't need any more sexual assault laws or policies, says Kevin Kruger, president of NASPA — Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education.

I would only disagree in that legislation might be needed to guarantee basic due process rights to students who are accused — sadly, the current campus culture ignores such constitutional rights.

Kruger, in an op-ed for the Washington Post, has taken issue with the notion that colleges were not previously taking campus sexual assault seriously.

"Advancing half-truths and twisting statistics for political gain does nothing to prevent incidents of sexual assault, help victims or make campuses stronger," Kruger wrote. "Public and private college and university administrators, advocates and other experts are working together proactively and students are safer now than they have ever been."

Kruger added that multiple laws on the books for campus sexual assault are creating confusion. New York, which recently passed a "yes means yes" consent policy, now has three different definitions of consent.

"No student is going to ask themselves, 'What state am I in? What definition of consent do I have to apply here?' Which means the patchwork approach will ultimately fail to meet the needs of students and become a bureaucratic mess for institutions," Kruger wrote.

Just five months ago, Kruger's organization wrote an open letter to elected leaders opposing laws that would treat sexual assault as a serious crime by requiring colleges to report accusations to local law enforcement. The letter also decried other laws that attempted to provide due process rights to accused students, claiming adoption of those laws "leads to inequality between students."

NASPA is correct to point out that multiple laws with different definitions of consent and reporting requirements are bad for colleges and universities. This sentiment was echoed back in March by Georgetown University's general counsel, Lisa Brown. Brown lamented the multiple and at times conflicting policies governing schools regarding campus sexual assault, including the Violence Against Women Act, the Department of Education's "Dear Colleague" letter and the White House task force report.

All these different rules and regulations regarding campus sexual assault are confusing for colleges and are nearly impossible to comply with collectively.

But what isn't being implemented across the country are wide-reaching policies stating that students have due process rights and that because sexual assault is an actual crime, it should be treated as such.

Universities don't need any more laws or incentives to adjudicate sexual assault and find more students responsible. What they need now are policies stating that accused students have rights and shouldn't be railroaded for the sake of political correctness.