By Tim Devaney - 06/19/14 11:14 AM EDT
The Department of Education is looking to better protect women on college campuses from dating violence, sexual assault and stalking, the agency said Thursday.
The Education Department proposed new campus safety and security requirements intended to comply with the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013.
The new rules would require colleges to track cases of violence and assault and include them in an annual security report, as well as information about new policies and procedures they established to prevent these crimes.
The Education Department says the regulations would strengthen protections for women on college campuses.
The new rules would also revise the definition of rape and consider acts of violence against people with different gender identities to be hate crimes, according to the department.
The public has 30 days to comment on the proposed rules.