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By Helena Okolicsanyi in Student Conduct, Tips and Tricks posted: Jun, 3rd 2020

Five Ways to Support Student Mental Health

Amid national unrest and the global COVID-19 pandemic, students at colleges and universities across the country are experiencing immense mental health stress. The resources typically available to students on-campus have been moved online and campus activities to de-stress are a thing of the past. An April 2020 Active Minds survey of 2,086 college students, reported […]


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By Helena Okolicsanyi in Student Conduct posted: May, 21st 2020

Five Takeaways from the Latest Title IX Regulations

As higher education institutions across the U.S. have had to quickly adapt their courses and policies in response to COVID-19, those same institutions will have to adapt to yet another change: Title IX. On May 6, the U.S. Department of Education released its highly anticipated new set of final regulations that oversee campus sexual misconduct […]


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By Alana Ripy in Best Practices, Career Services, Disability Services, Student Conduct posted: Mar, 19th 2020

Provide the Most Personalized Student Experience

COVID-19, otherwise known as coronavirus, has disrupted higher education institutions worldwide. According to CNBC, as of last week, more than 200 colleges and universities in the United States have closed in an effort to stop the spread of the disease. As your institution starts preparing contingency plans, Symplicity is here to help. For institutions in […]


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By Louise Bench in Student Conduct, Webinars posted: Mar, 3rd 2020

Combating Sexual Misconduct at UK Universities

Recently there have been shocking sexual assault headlines that are being released about universities in the UK. The BBC claims that students feel pressured to sign NDAs regarding sexual assault complaints and some have been told to expect expulsion if the contracts are broken. The BBC’s report then goes on to say that 300 NDAs […]


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By Alana Ripy in Events, Student Conduct posted: Dec, 20th 2019

Improving Reporting for Australian HE Institutions

In the last decade, there have been great strides made by colleges and universities across the globe to address the mental health concerns of their students. Australian universities, however, need to provide more for their students when it comes to mental health. For example, an article in The World University Rankings reported that while Australian […]


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By Alana Ripy in Disability Services, Student Conduct posted: Nov, 7th 2019

The Impact of Diversity and Inclusion

Recently colleges and universities across the country have made adjustments to be more inclusive in response to a growing diverse student population. According to the Postsecondary National Policy Institute, 10 percent of a sample of more than 33,000 undergraduate students identified as gay, lesbian, bisexual, trans, asexual, pansexual, or questioning. Additionally, a 2015-16 report found […]


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By Alana Ripy in Current Events, Student Conduct posted: Oct, 17th 2019

Encouraging Campus Safety with Better Reporting

Sexual assault and sexual violence continue to be at the center of Title IX discussions on college campuses. The staggering evidence of sexual assault and misconduct keeps colleges and universities constantly looking for ways to improve their behavioral prevention and case management system. A recent survey conducted among 33 major universities, published in The Washington […]


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By Alana Ripy in Events, Student Conduct posted: Aug, 8th 2019

Addressing Students’ Mental Health Concerns

Mental health concerns are becoming more common and widespread among students. A poll was taken by the Insight Network, a team of therapists and psychiatrists, of 38,000 UK students in 2018 which found that “psychological distress and illness are on the rise in universities.” With the rise of students experiencing mental health disorders, the demand […]


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By Victoria Chapa in Student Conduct posted: Jun, 27th 2019

Mitigating Risk Associated with Clery Act Compliance

The Clery Act is a law requiring federally funded colleges and universities to publish an Annual Security Report (ASR) detailing campus crime and responses to these incidents. According to the act, victims of crimes are legally required to receive prevention education, a written explanation of their rights, and a trial proceeding conducted by trained officials. […]


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By Alana Ripy in Student Conduct posted: Nov, 30th 2018

How Betsy DeVos’ Proposed Title IX Plan Will Affect University Conduct Offices

Sexual assault continues to be a widespread problem across higher education institutions in the United States. Over 90% of sexual assault victims on college campuses do not report the assault. These rates are especially higher among women of color and LGBTQ students. This may be out of fear of disbelief, stigma or multiple other reasons […]


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