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By Helena Okolicsanyi in Best Practices, Current Events, Events posted: Aug, 27th 2020

NASPA Hosts a Day of Action to Combat Racial Inequality  

Amid concerns over how COVID-19 will impact colleges across the country, issues of racial injustice have also had a massive impact on our country. With the death of George Floyd in May, protests erupted across the country with individuals, companies, and higher education institutions reflecting on ways that they have contributed to systemic racism, while also […]


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By Alana Ripy in Disability Services, Events posted: Aug, 18th 2020

Conference Recap: Accommodate Symposium 20

Last month, we held our first ever virtual Accommodate Symposium! The two-day event took place on July 7th – 8th with a total of 140 attendees, representing 79 institutions worldwide. Although we were disappointed that we couldn’t meet with our clients in person this year, we were thrilled to have the largest Accommodate Symposium turnout! […]


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By Alana Ripy in Career Services, CSM, Events posted: Jul, 9th 2020

Conference Recap: CSM Symposium 20

Last month, we held our annual CSM Symposium—our very first large-scale virtual event! Over 1400 attendees joined us for the two-day event, representing more than 430 higher education institutions from all over the world convening for expert-led presentations, trainings, and best practices sessions. Although we were disappointed that we couldn’t meet with our clients in-person […]


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By Arielle Jordan in Announcements, Career Services, CSM, Events posted: Apr, 9th 2020

CSM Symposium ’20 & COVID-19

As the Marketing Events Manager at Symplicity, CSM Symposium has become one of the events that I most look forward to on our calendar.  Each year, I’ve enjoyed meeting our clients, watching presentations come to life, and catching up at our client appreciation party, whether it be in New Orleans, D.C., Orlando, or Palm Springs. […]


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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 Career Services, CSM, Events posted: Dec, 5th 2019

Enhancing Student Employability in Australian HE Institutions

Engaging students in career services preparation is more important now than it has ever been before. This is especially the case for students attending university in Australia. According to the Sydney Morning Herald, “the proportion of graduates in full-time employment four months after finishing their degrees has plummeted over the past decade to 72.9 per […]


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By Alana Ripy in Disability Services, Events posted: Sep, 6th 2019

Conference Recap: Accommodate Symposium 19

This summer, we held our second Accommodate Symposium in Boston, MA. The event took place on July 10th at the Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel the day before the annual AHEAD Conference. The event was packed with roundtable discussions, best practice sharing, and learning opportunities. Attendees included a mix of experienced and new Accommodate users, as […]


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By Alana Ripy in Career Services, CSM, Events posted: Aug, 15th 2019

Conference Recap: CSM Symposium 19

Last month, we held our annual CSM user conference in beautiful Washington D.C. Nearly 200 representatives from over 100 higher education institutions from all over the world joined for two full days of expert-led presentations, breakouts, trainings, and networking sessions. CSM Symposium began the evening of July 7th with an opening reception at the Crystal […]


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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 Alana Ripy in Disability Services, Events posted: Jul, 18th 2019

Tackling the Issues with Disability Services in Higher Education

Providing the best experience and tools for success for disabled individuals is no longer optional for all higher education institutions. This is due to the Office of Civil Rights (OCR) which “enforces several Federal civil rights laws that prohibit discrimination in programs or activities” that include “discrimination on the basis of disability as prohibited by […]


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