Colleges Get New Rules on Dating Violence

June 19, 2014

By Mary Beth Marklein at USA Today

Colleges would be required to keep track of incidents of dating violence, domestic violence and stalking that take place on or near their campuses under proposed regulations to be published Friday by the Department of Education.

The proposals also would allow both accusers and the accused to bring an "advisor of their choice" to campus disciplinary proceedings. Colleges also would have to provide more information, including a list of possible sanctions, about how disciplinary cases involving sexual violence are handled. Left unaddressed was any definition of consent, a contentious issue that is often at the core of campus sexual assault cases...