As with cases of sexual assault, most incidents of domestic violence go unreported, meaning the number is likely much higher.
College-aged women experience a higher rate of partner violence than any other age group, according to the Justice Department.
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When we talk about these things, we have to talk about them on this continuum.” Maatz admitted, however, that domestic violence is often less discussed than sexual assault on college campuses, even as more and more colleges are wrestling with how to prevent violence against women. Department of Education published its final rules to implement changes to the Clery Act under the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013.
“It would be fair to say that we don’t really hear as much about domestic violence, but there are really proactive steps being taken now to address that oversight,” she said. The new regulation now requires colleges to compile statistics not only for cases of sexual assault, but also for incidents of dating violence, domestic violence and stalking.
Six in 10 acquaintance rapes on college campuses occur in dating relationships.
That’s why preventing nonsexual partner violence is often approached in the same manner as preventing sexual assault on college campuses, said Lisa Maatz, vice president of government relations at the American Association of University Women.
Later than month, the University of Michigan dismissed a student from its football team after he was arrested on domestic violence charges.