The proposals, drafted by a federal panel, the members of which included students who have reported being sexually assaulted, are designed to address growing concerns about sexual violence on college campuses.

Any sexual activity that is without your consent is rape or sexual assault.

Staying in an abusive relationship can have long-lasting effects on your mental and physical health, including chronic pain and depression or anxiety. Abusive partners may also pressure you into having unprotected sex or prevent you from using birth control.

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.

It also happens across all age groups and in heterosexual and same-sex relationships.

Some people call dating violence domestic abuse, especially when you live with your partner.Dating violence includes: Digital abuse is a type of abuse that uses technology, especially texting or social media.Digital abuse is more common among younger adults, but it can happen to anyone who uses technology, such as smartphones or computers.In a letter this month to the Office for Civil Rights, lawyers for a Brown University student who was suspended and eventually withdrew after being accused of sexual assault described the disciplinary process as "Kafkaesque." Lawsuits have been filed, many in recent weeks, against a number of colleges, including Occidental College, Kenyon College and the University of Michigan.In responding to concerns raised on their campuses, some colleges "have let the pendulum swing too far in the wrong direction," said Brett Sokolow, CEO of the National Center for Higher Education Risk Management Group, a law and consulting firm.If a male partner refuses to wear a condom, get tested for sexually transmitted infections (STIs).