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By Helena Okolicsanyi in Best Practices, Student Conduct posted: Nov, 24th 2020

UK Uni. Students Ugently Need Mental Health Support

As winter rolls through the United Kingdom, university students are facing unprecedented hurdles o success: being isolated with flatmates they hardly know, experiencing “Zoom fatigue” as they keep up with distant learning, potentially balancing parenthood,  financial stresses, not being allowed to travel to see their families for another week, campus unrest, and the uncertainty that […]


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By Helena Okolicsanyi in Best Practices, Current Events, Disability Services posted: Nov, 19th 2020

The Urgent Need to Support Disabled Uni. Students

2020 marks the anniversaries of critical legislation for the disabled community: 50th anniversary of the UK Chronically Sick and Disabled Persons Act and the 25th anniversary of the Disability Discrimination Act. All combined, both acts have enhanced equitability and access for those with disabilities across the UK striving to protect and support the disabled community. […]


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By Helena Okolicsanyi in Student Conduct posted: Oct, 29th 2020

As COVID-19 Moves Students to Self Isolate on Campus, Worries of Sexual Assault Rise

While universities in the UK, and around the globe, continue to navigate how to keep their students safe from COVID-19, new concerns have risen on how UK universities handle sexual violence amid the pandemic. As students across the UK are having to self isolate in their residential halls, students and university officials are concerned that […]


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By Helena Okolicsanyi in Student Conduct posted: Oct, 20th 2020

The Clery Act Handbook Gets a New Look

On Friday, October 16, the Department of Education replaced its long-standing guidance for how colleges should record and report campus crimes to the Department through the Clery Act. The 265-page Handbook for Campus Safety and Security Reporting will be replaced with a 13-page addendum to the handbook. Signed in 1990, the Clery Act has served […]


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By Helena Okolicsanyi in Best Practices, Student Conduct, Student Engagement posted: Oct, 9th 2020

COVID-19 Best Practices for Student Conduct 

All universities are navigating the new terrain of a different campus life with a global pandemic impacting our everyday lives. Student conduct offices are finding ways to enforce student behavior from social distancing, mask wearing, and other measures that are now common practice to stop the spread of COVID-19. As a result, student conduct staff members are facing unprecedented concerns on how to enforce […]


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By Helena Okolicsanyi in Student Conduct posted: Sep, 24th 2020

The Impact of Sexual Assault at UK Universities

Recently UK universities have come under fire on ways they mishandle incidents of sexual assault allegations against students, staff, and even professors. Assault allegations at UK universities have received increased attention across the UK with various universities refusing to investigate allegations made by students and mounting pressure on UK universities to address sexual misconduct on […]


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By Helena Okolicsanyi in Best Practices, Residence Life, Student Conduct posted: Sep, 9th 2020

How You Can Support Your Campus R.A.s

In an average year, residential advisors (R.A.s) play a critical role in university life. Being an R.A.s. offers students the opportunity for: campus leadership roles, making new friends, receiving tuition or room and board discounts, and being critical to many university life programs. Typical duties for an R.A. can include helping a new student navigate […]


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By Helena Okolicsanyi in Best Practices, Student Conduct posted: Aug, 31st 2020

How UK Universities Can Support Student Mental Health

As many UK universities in March went into lockdown teaching and student services started to be provided remotely and in lieu of face-to-face interaction many students experienced mental health challenges. From increased levels of anxiety, depression, and stress, students across the UK were finding it challenging to know where to turn for campus support and […]


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By Helena Okolicsanyi in Student Conduct, Tips and Tricks posted: Jul, 23rd 2020

How UK Universities Can Build Student Confidence

Universities in the UK are currently facing tight scrutiny over sexual assault allegations made on social media by former students who anonymously posted that while they attended the University of St. Andrews in Scotland they experienced sexual assault. These sexual assault allegations included “sexual violence, coercion, and harassment.” The social media campaign has sparked criticism […]


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By Helena Okolicsanyi in Best Practices, Student Conduct posted: Jun, 25th 2020

Community Colleges Face Unique Challenges to New Title IX Regulations

While colleges and universities have to grapple with what COVID-19 means for them come fall 2020, they are also navigating the new waters of the recently revised Title IX regulations. The deadline to implement these new procedures is Aug. 14, a deadline quickly approaching at a time when higher education institutions are responding to the […]


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