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Four Areas to Focus Prevention Efforts | Back to School

By Ben Brodbeck / August 7, 2019 / Comments Off on Four Areas to Focus Prevention Efforts | Back to School

As administrators begin to make their final preparations for students to move back onto campus, we suggest reviewing prevention initiatives in these four critical areas: Alcohol and Drug Abuse Inclusivity Mental Wellness Sexual Violence Each of these areas represents a critical topic that can greatly impact a student’s wellbeing on campus. It’s important for institutions…

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Protecting Minors on Campus | 5 Critical Guidelines

By Ben Brodbeck / July 31, 2019 / Comments Off on Protecting Minors on Campus | 5 Critical Guidelines

Our campuses are incredibly busy places, with so much going on at any one time. As college and university employees, volunteers and students, we have a responsibility to do what we can to make sure campus programs are safe. This is especially true when we sponsor or work with campus programs that involve children. Children…

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Making Title IX Training Accessible for International Students

By Ben Brodbeck / January 3, 2019 / Comments Off on Making Title IX Training Accessible for International Students

1.1 million international students attended classes in the United States in the 2017-18 school year – making up around 5% of the total higher education student population. Students travel from all over to attend classes, but China, India, and South Korea produce the highest number of international students on American campuses. Is your campus prepared to educate…

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Study Drugs on Campus | 5 Tips to Reduce the Abuse

By Ben Brodbeck / October 23, 2018 / Comments Off on Study Drugs on Campus | 5 Tips to Reduce the Abuse

In 2018, it is projected that up to 35% of college and university students will abuse “study drugs,” more commonly known as prescription stimulants, this school year to get ahead in their academic efforts. Study Drugs are prescription stimulants that are abused in order to increase energy and concentration. Adderall, Ritalin, and Vyvanse are the most commonly abused. Prescription…

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Higher Education Cybersecurity | 8 Best Practices

By Ben Brodbeck / October 16, 2018 / Comments Off on Higher Education Cybersecurity | 8 Best Practices

October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month. It’s important that higher education institutions take this to review and update their long-term strategies for cybersecurity on campus. Since 2005, there have been over 540 higher education security breaches – leading several institutions to pay thousands of dollars to hackers, while others have had financial information compromised and high-value personal information stolen.…

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National Fire Prevention Week 2018

By Ben Brodbeck / October 3, 2018 / Comments Off on National Fire Prevention Week 2018

This past September, colleges and universities observed Campus Fire Safety Month – a nationwide effort to raise fire and life safety awareness on campus. And, October 7th-13th is National Fire Prevention Week, sponsored by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and a great time to reinforce this important topic on your campus. Surprisingly, most students…

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National Preparedness Month – September

By Ben Brodbeck / September 25, 2018 / Comments Off on National Preparedness Month – September

National Preparedness Month is celebrated every September and sponsored by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). This year’s theme is “Disasters Happen. Prepare Now. Learn How.” It encourages and reminds all U.S. citizens to be prepared for disasters and/or emergencies in their homes, businesses, and communities. Preparedness Month emerged in 2004 to strengthen the United…

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95% of Students Don’t Report Hazing

By Ben Brodbeck / September 18, 2018 / Comments Off on 95% of Students Don’t Report Hazing

As first year students begin to make their mark on campus, they often look forward to joining student groups to meet new friends and to be a part of something bigger. Whatever the student group is – a sorority/fraternity, an athletic team, the band, or an academic group – the cost of admittance could be…

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Take Part in the #BeThe1To Campaign

By Ben Brodbeck / September 7, 2018 / Comments Off on Take Part in the #BeThe1To Campaign

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline’s message for the months is #BeThe1To, intending to help spread awareness about actions we can all take to prevent suicide. Suicide is a difficult, yet important topic to discuss with students, faculty and staff on your campus. It’s going to take a comprehensive approach to reduce the issue of mental…

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Suicide Second Highest Cause of Death Among College Students

By Ben Brodbeck / September 6, 2018 / Comments Off on Suicide Second Highest Cause of Death Among College Students

September is National Suicide Prevention Month – organizations and individuals across the United States and world raise awareness for suicide prevention. Since suicide is a major concern for campuses across the United States, colleges and universities should review the available mental health resources  and look at different ways to address the issue. The stigma surrounding…

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