Betsy DeVos wants to narrow the definition of what's considered sexual harassment.

Just as the school year is getting underway the federal government is considering new rules that would change how sexual abuse cases are handled on college campuses.

According to a proposal obtained by the New York Times, U.S. Secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos, wants to narrow the definition of what's considered sexual harassment limiting it to the most severe acts.

Under the plan, schools would also only be required to investigate allegations that occurred on campus or during school programs.

Those against the proposal say it gives more rights to the accused.

"I think that these policies if this is what the regulation turns out to be, will absolutely prevent survivors from coming forward," the Executive Director of End Rape on Campus, Jess Davidson explained.

Department of Education officials say they are deliberating their options.

No word on when the new regulations could be officially announced.