Conducting Campus Climate Surveys (and What to Expect)

By: CLC Staff

How safe do our students feel? And what can we do to make them feel safer? A campus survey is a great way to answer those questions and to see how your policies translate to real-life experiences.

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Drafting the Perfect Resolution Agreement

By: CLC Staff

Every school needs their students to feel safe, and the OCR exists to address that need. Sometimes, however, working with the OCR can be complicated. Campus administrators have a wide-range of responsibilities that go above and beyond those addressed by OCR guidance, and must balance the advice...

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Montana Supreme Court Case May Lead to Release of More Campus Crime Information

Jon Krakauer’s Missoula: Rape and the Justice System in a College Town helped focus the nation’s attention on campus sexual violence when it was published last year. This year, a Montana Supreme Court case (Krakauer v. Comm. of Higher Ed.) stemming from the author’s request for information for...

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When Should You Review Your School’s Sexual Misconduct Policies?

By: CLC Staff

Sexual misconduct and Title IX policies are constantly changing as institutions strive to create the best possible environment for their students and staff.

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Points to Consider Before Requiring a Signed Form in the Title IX Intake Process

As OCR complaints and civil lawsuits continue to pile up against institutions, many colleges and universities are still searching for ways to further insulate themselves from liability in the Title IX process. One of the more popular emerging practices asks students to sign a form (or several)...

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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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How to Build a Threat Assessment Team on Campus

The list of potential risks and threats a university or college campus may face is quite long and complex. Threat assessment teams can facilitate the process of managing these threats, handling the decision-making process, and developing a supportive and proactive campus culture. Every team...

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U.S. Department of Justice Releases Campus Climate Survey Research and Resources

 The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) earlier this week released a landmark new study on sexual violence in higher education that is consistent with prior national data, but it most significantly demonstrated the importance of collecting institution-specific “climate survey” data directly...

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Evaluating Your Campus Safety Approach for 2016

Every day, student affairs professionals face difficult decisions about how to respond to serious problems related to sexual violence, mental health, alcohol and drug use, missing students, Title IX compliance and the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), campus public safety, threat assessment,...

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