Hazing Behavior During the Pandemic Shows Ongoing Training Is Necessary

Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, hazing has remained a problem in higher education – regardless of whether institutions are operating online or in person.

November 02, 2020

New Online Training Offers Institutions Guidance to Prevent Workplace Discrimination

Higher education institutions have shifted to a virtual workforce setting, but there’s still a crucial need to prevent perpetual risks such as harassment and discrimination.

June 09, 2020

Considerations for Conducting Virtual Camps

Some institutions are planning to convert traditional on-campus summer camps to “virtual” or online. If you are implementing this shift, consider these practices for managing the safety and liability risks of running virtual camps.

May 21, 2020

Protect Data From Phishing

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced schools, colleges, and universities to institute distance learning and move to a remote workforce model, making data security more essential. 

April 07, 2020

Ensure Your Institution Accommodates Students With Disabilities

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was signed into law 30 years ago. While many colleges and universities have taken important steps to accommodate students with disabilities, some institutions have more steps to take.

March 12, 2020

Study: Concussions are About as Common for Each Gender

A new study involving University of Colorado students indicated concussions were about as common for women as for men but that female athletes had suffered concussions at a higher rate. 

February 13, 2020

New Study Details Prevalence of Heavy Alcohol Use

Excessive student drinking remains a major problem on college campuses, and it can result in disastrous consequences including academic failure, sexual assault, and death.

January 13, 2020

Survey Shows Students Lack Cybersecurity Knowledge

A recent survey from cybersecurity company McAfee indicates that students lack cybersecurity knowledge and that institutions still have a long way to go when it comes to providing education.

December 23, 2019

Respond Appropriately to Crises on Campus

Cyberattacks, accusations of widespread sexual abuse, and fraternity hazing that leads to a death. These are just a few examples of incidents that present major concerns for many education institutions.

November 25, 2019

Many Undergrads Report Nonconsensual Sexual Contact

More than one-quarter of undergraduate women contend they have experienced nonconsensual sexual contact since enrolling in college, according to a recent survey conducted by the Association of American Universities.

November 04, 2019

Michigan State Fined $4.5 Million for Clery Act Violations

The record $4.5 million fine issued against Michigan State University should serve as another reminder that Clery Act noncompliance can jeopardize campus security and dramatically affect a college or university’s reputation.

September 11, 2019

Reporting Suspected Child Sexual Abuse

Employees often fail to report “red flags” or suspicions because they do not understand their reporting obligations. Protect children from harm and ensure legal compliance by understanding important aspects of reporting procedures.

July 30, 2019

Preventing and Reporting Athlete Abuse: The Safe Sport Act

Recent allegations of sexual misconduct by team doctors reinforce the need for enhanced child abuse prevention and reporting standards in higher education and K-12 athletics.

June 12, 2019

Avoid Costly Retaliation Claims

For the past decade, retaliation has been the No. 1 complaint filed with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). Charges attributable to retaliation increased from 34% in 2008 to nearly 49% in 2017. 

January 31, 2019

Real Solutions to Real Problems: Online Training for Your College Campus

The issues of data security, sexual misconduct, and workplace harassment—pressing concerns on any college campus—present unique challenges for educators and administrators.

November 14, 2018