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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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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 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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By Alana Ripy in Advising, Best Practices, Student Conduct posted: May, 15th 2018

Change the Course Report Australia – Webinar Highlights

If we polled higher education staff members, how many do you think would be confident that most universities are assuring a consistent response to sexual assault and harassment complaints? The “Change the Course” national report on sexual assault and sexual harassment at Australian universities found “More than half of all university students were sexually harassed […]


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By Alana Ripy in Events, Student Conduct posted: Feb, 27th 2018

Conference Recap: 2018 Advocate Symposium

On February 20, the 2018 Advocate Symposium cultivated expertise and innovation on student conduct at the Hyatt Regency in Jacksonville, Fl. This year’s event was bigger than ever, bringing together 80 representatives from 54 higher education institutions from the U.S. and Canada for a full day of networking, best practice sharing, training and developing of […]


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By Alana Ripy in Student Conduct posted: Oct, 6th 2017

3 Core Focuses for Managing Academic Integrity Issues

Cheating has always been an issue that higher ed administrators have had to deal with, but in today’s digital age, the problem has arguably gotten even trickier to manage. Students with mobile devices are now able to quickly snap pictures of exams or text their friends the answers the second a professor looks away. Forget […]


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By Alana Ripy in Student Conduct posted: Aug, 8th 2017

Steps to Sexual Violence Prevention on Australian Campuses

Sexual assault and sexual harassment have been a decades-long issue on college campuses. For the first time in Australia’s history, a report reveals its impact, and this is drawing national attention by providing significant data to backup victims’ and advocates’ claims. According to the Australian Human Rights Commission 2017 National Report on Sexual Assault and […]


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By Alana Ripy in Student Conduct posted: Jul, 27th 2017

What You Can Do to Make Greek Life on Your Campus Safer

Sexual assault, date rape, accidental deaths from drinking or drugs at parties – all stories we hear far too frequently in the context of Greek life at colleges and universities. Not only are events like these completely devastating to an institution’s community, but they can also be devastating in terms of reputational consequences and lawsuits. […]


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By Alana Ripy in Student Conduct posted: Jul, 6th 2017

How Bill 132 Affects Higher Ed Institutions in Canada

In response to a number of high-profile sexual assault cases across Canada, “Bill 132, the Sexual Violence and Harassment Action Plan Act (Supporting Survivors and Challenging Sexual Violence and Harassment)” was passed in Ontario in the spring of 2016. The law has been enforced as of September 2016. Bill 132 affects both workplaces and universities, […]


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