Jennifer Garrett

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Improve Campus Safety by Involving Students and the Community in Sexual Misconduct Training

It is easy to think that compliance is about laws and regulations. It is—and it isn’t.

It is true that sexual misconduct is not a simple matter. It is nuanced and circumstantial and confusing. It is also very serious.

That is why sexual misconduct training is so important. We have to reach...

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Sexual Misconduct Training: Enhance Learning with Diverse Training

There is more to sexual misconduct training than compliance. Student affairs professionals know—even if they need to be reminded of it from time to time—that creating and maintaining a safe campus so that students can learn and thrive are what make compliance so important in the first place.

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Office for Civil Rights (OCR) Title IX Investigations: What to Expect

Public and private. Large and small. Urban and rural. The list of colleges and universities investigated by the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) for Title IX violations includes every kind of higher education institution and campus.

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Title IX and Clery: Key Differences and Similarities

Every week there is a new headline about a very common problem on campuses today. A student is assaulted after midnight near her residence hall. A professor resigns after repeated allegations of sexual harassment. Student athletes accuse their university of sex discrimination because of a...

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How to Intervene with a Student in Distress

Faculty and staff members are often the first people on campus to recognize that a student is in distress.

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Tips for Effective Referrals to Campus Counseling Services

If you encounter a distressed student and decide to refer the student to counseling or other psychological services, there are actions you can take to increase the chances the student will follow through, according to Aaron Hughey, a professor in the Department of Counseling and Student Affairs...

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College Students in Distress: Behavioral Signs

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 identify students struggling with more serious levels of distress.

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