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National Suicide Prevention Month | 6 Action Steps

By Ben Brodbeck / September 9, 2019 / Comments Off on National Suicide Prevention Month | 6 Action Steps

September is National Suicide Prevention Month – organizations, such as the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline and the National Alliance of Mental Illness, and individuals across the world raise awareness for suicide prevention. While colleges and universities have made valiant efforts with increasing resources and awareness at their institutions, suicide is still the second most common cause of…

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FERPA | What Every Employee Should Know

By Ben Brodbeck / September 3, 2019 / Comments Off on FERPA | What Every Employee Should Know

While the free flow of information is a hallmark of the college and university experience, there are several categories of information that shouldn’t be shared in order to safeguard student privacy and to comply with the law. In 1974, lawmakers signed the Buckley Amendment, more commonly known as the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act…

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California SB 1343: What You Need to Know

By Ben Brodbeck / July 23, 2019 / Comments Off on California SB 1343: What You Need to Know

California lawmakers have recently passed new legislation, SB 1343, to modify sexual harassment prevention and abusive conduct training for organizations. Since 2005, all public employers and private employers (with 50 or more employees) had to provide supervisory employees within six months of assuming the role and at least every two years. This legislation was known…

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Pennsylvania HB 1615: What You Need to Know

By Ben Brodbeck / July 12, 2019 / Comments Off on Pennsylvania HB 1615: What You Need to Know

In June 2019, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf furthered his “It’s On Us” campaign by signing House Bill 1615 into law, which requires colleges and universities to review and adopt policy on sexual harassment and violence as well as implement an online reporting system within a year. “The reluctance of assault victims to report these acts…

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Ensuring ADA Compliance Campus-Wide

By Ben Brodbeck / July 3, 2019 / Comments Off on Ensuring ADA Compliance Campus-Wide

Although the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) has been around for thirty years, institutions are still taken to court for not fully complying with ADA requirements – resulting in heavy fines. Complying with ADA can be complex and time-consuming, but it’s critical that all campus members are ensured the same opportunities as their counterparts. In…

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The 60-Day Comment Period is Over | What’s Next for Title IX?

By Ben Brodbeck / February 6, 2019 / Comments Off on The 60-Day Comment Period is Over | What’s Next for Title IX?

What You Should Know About the Proposed Title IX Revisions In 2017, Secretary Betsy Devos, at the helm of the Department of Education (DOE), rescinded the previous administration’s 2011 guidance on Title IX, also known as the Dear Colleague Letter (DCL), with the promise that revisions for the legislation would be released soon. The purpose of…

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20% Reduction in the University of Mary’s Insurance Premium

By Ben Brodbeck / January 9, 2019 / Comments Off on 20% Reduction in the University of Mary’s Insurance Premium

The University of Mary is a private, Benedictine university located in Bismarck, North Dakota. With a population of 4,400 full-time students and 400 employees, it needed a more efficient solution for compliance and safety training than relying solely on in-person training by subject-matter experts. Bonnie Dahl, Director of Human Resources and Title IX Coordinator, has been…

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Implicit Bias and Microaggressions Awareness on Campus

By Ben Brodbeck / November 19, 2018 / Comments Off on Implicit Bias and Microaggressions Awareness on Campus

Implicit bias isn’t a new topic, but recent media reports highlighting specific instances have illustrated the importance of recognizing how it affects our communities. For example, two black men were sitting at a table in a Philadelphia Starbucks and hadn’t made a purchase. Although people often linger in the chain without buying anything, a manager…

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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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Illinois State University Creates A Safer Campus

By Ben Brodbeck / September 13, 2018 / Comments Off on Illinois State University Creates A Safer Campus

  Exciting to hear that Illinois State University is providing our Not Anymore Interpersonal Violence Prevention Training to its students this year to help create a campus culture of respect. Most importantly, we applaud ISU’s commitment to keeping its campus safe and protecting all students from assault. To read how ISU is creating a campus…

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