Universities may be required to keep statistics on dating violence

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Tuesday, June 24, 2014

In a continuing effort to curb campus sexual assaults, the U.S. Department of Education officially proposed a new rule that requires colleges and universities to compile statistics for incidents of dating violence, domestic violence and stalking, Inside Higher Ed reported.

The rule, which would implement changes to the Clery Act under the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013, is an attempt at providing a clearer picture of the environment in which sexual assaults of students take place, the department said.

Colleges would also have to train students and employees on preventing sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence, and stalking.

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