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Title IX Trends, Part 2: An Interview with Howie Kallem

<p>The second installment of our interview with Howie Kallem, director for Title IX compliance at Duke University. A civil rights attorney for the …

Title IX Trends: An Interview with Howie Kallem

<p>Howie Kallem, director for Title IX compliance at Duke University, a position he previously held at University of North Carolina Chapel Hill. He’s …

Review: Jon Kraukauker’s Missoula: Rape and The Justice System in a College Town

<p>Jon Krakauer is best known for his adventures-gone-bad books, Into the Wild and Into Thin Air. But more recently, he has taken on social issues in …

Happy One Year Anniversary: Checking in on the “It’s On Us” campaign

<p>Last September, the White House announced an ambitious campaign to change culture on campuses: The “It’s On Us” campaign. One year into the …

The Four Corners of Title IX Compliance

An earlier post highlights the U.S. Education Department’s desire that colleges’ Title IX programs go beyond just investigation of alleged violations.

How to Avoid Common Assessment-Reporting Pitfalls

<p>Little things can make or break a large project, so it would be a shame if ill-prepared reports undid all the hard work you put into an assessment …

Full Title IX Compliance Means Fighting Sex Discrimination on All Fronts

<p>Title IX response systems need to have so many moving parts that it’s likely that some campuses will focus on just one or two aspects of …

Balancing Federal Regulatory Compliance with Educational Missions

<p>As federal regulatory requirements grow in number and complexity, many institutions are struggling to balance compliance with fulfillment of their …

College Sexual Harassment: What to Include in Student Title IX Training

<p>Understanding the definitions that the U.S. Department of Education uses when it talks about Title IX is important for students so they’re able to …

Psychological Factors Affect Student Survey Participation

<p>As students’ survey fatigue grows, so do internal and external demands for outcomes assessment. In addition, the Education Department’s Office for …

Students Misuse Prescription Drugs Differently than Street Drugs

<p>When college students take medications that aren’t prescribed to them, such as taking another student’s ADHD stimulant, they’re breaking the law …

NCAA: No Separate Conduct Process for Student-Athletes Accused of Sexual Assault

<p>The NCAA has instructed its member athletic departments to “cooperate with but not manage, direct, control or interfere with” investigations of …

Are Casino Nights OK?

<p>Do casino nights sponsored by student organizations imply institutional approval of an activity that can cause some students very serious …

Under a Title IX-related Settlement, a Student’s Conduct Code Violations Stay Sealed

<p>A University of Colorado-Boulder settlement with a student who says he was wrongly found responsible for sexual assault will keep the student’s …

Three Takeaways from Schuette

<p>In April 2014 the U.S. Supreme Court ruled 6-2 that an amendment to Michigan’s constitution barring the state’s public colleges and universities …

College Students in Distress: Behavioral Signs

<p>All students are under some level of stress in college, and most will face some significant stress from time to time. However, there are ways to …

Who Does Title IX Protect? All Students

<p>Although the Office for Civil Rights’ 50-page “Questions and Answers on Title IX and Sexual Violence” grapples with many difficult questions about …

Double-Check Which Financial Aid Forms You Require Students to Complete

<p>If your institution asks students to fill out financial aid forms other than the FAFSA, be sure it does so in a legal way. A February 2014 letter …

Reducing Student Drinking: Uneven Efforts, Missed Opportunities

<p>A recent survey indicates that some U.S. institutions face two challenges in their efforts to reduce student drinking:</p><p>1) not having the …

Title IX Training for Students: Necessary, but not Necessarily Fun

<p>No matter how important Title IX training is to students’ safety and well-being, expect some students to balk at having to participate, says Peter …

Six Tips for Managing Your College’s Consumer Protection Liability: #1 and #2—Lead the Discussion and Tell the Truth

<p>Several factors have contributed to the idea that college students should be treated as consumers, including economic changes, student loan debt, …

Homesickness Prevention Can Start before Matriculation

<p>Most traditional-age students who relocate to attend college experience some longing for home or discomfort at being in a new environment. Working …

Student Title IX Training: A Shift in Title IX History

<p>Using Title IX to assess a college’s sexual harassment response is not new. What is new is the federal government’s growing involvement in how …

Four Low-Cost Ways to Address Problem Gambling

<p>Although most student services are short on time and funding, they can still find ways to do prevention work with students about problem gambling. …

Six Tips for Managing Your College’s Consumer Protection Liability: #4—Strengthen Your Defenses

<p>In our post about tip #3, we recommend knowing the details of your state’s consumer protection legislation. Although these consumer protection …

Tips for Effective Referrals to Campus Counseling Services

<p>If you encounter a distressed student and decide to refer the student to counseling or other psychological services, there are actions you can …

How to Respond to a Strangulation Survivor: Contact Medical Help

<p>If a student or coworker has injuries that would suggest strangulation or if the person gives any indication of having been choked, contact …

Six Tips for Managing Your College’s Consumer Protection Liability: #5 and #6—Evaluate Policies and Train Employees

<p>More and more—in the media, the courts, and elsewhere—schools are being called on to defend the statistics they include in marketing and other …

Education Department Could Ramp Up Drug-Free Schools Act Enforcement

<p>The U.S. Department of Education appears to be stepping up enforcement of a student safety law that has existed for several years but hasn’t been …