By Alana Ripy in Events, Student Conduct posted: Dec, 20th 2019

Improving Reporting for Australian HE Institutions

In the last decade, there have been great strides made by colleges and universities across the globe to address the mental health concerns of their students. Australian universities, however, need to provide more for their students when it comes to mental health. For example, an article in The World University Rankings reported that while Australian […]

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By Alana Ripy in Student Conduct posted: Nov, 30th 2018

How Betsy DeVos’ Proposed Title IX Plan Will Affect University Conduct Offices

Sexual assault continues to be a widespread problem across higher education institutions in the United States. Over 90% of sexual assault victims on college campuses do not report the assault. These rates are especially higher among women of color and LGBTQ students. This may be out of fear of disbelief, stigma or multiple other reasons […]

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By Alana Ripy in Advising, Best Practices, Student Conduct posted: May, 15th 2018

Change the Course Report Australia – Webinar Highlights

If we polled higher education staff members, how many do you think would be confident that most universities are assuring a consistent response to sexual assault and harassment complaints? The “Change the Course” national report on sexual assault and sexual harassment at Australian universities found “More than half of all university students were sexually harassed […]

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By Alana Ripy in Student Conduct posted: Aug, 8th 2017

Steps to Sexual Violence Prevention on Australian Campuses

Sexual assault and sexual harassment have been a decades-long issue on college campuses. For the first time in Australia’s history, a report reveals its impact, and this is drawing national attention by providing significant data to backup victims’ and advocates’ claims. According to the Australian Human Rights Commission 2017 National Report on Sexual Assault and […]

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By Alana Ripy in Student Conduct posted: Jul, 27th 2017

What You Can Do to Make Greek Life on Your Campus Safer

Sexual assault, date rape, accidental deaths from drinking or drugs at parties – all stories we hear far too frequently in the context of Greek life at colleges and universities. Not only are events like these completely devastating to an institution’s community, but they can also be devastating in terms of reputational consequences and lawsuits. […]

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By Alana Ripy in Student Conduct posted: Jul, 6th 2017

How Bill 132 Affects Higher Ed Institutions in Canada

In response to a number of high-profile sexual assault cases across Canada, “Bill 132, the Sexual Violence and Harassment Action Plan Act (Supporting Survivors and Challenging Sexual Violence and Harassment)” was passed in Ontario in the spring of 2016. The law has been enforced as of September 2016. Bill 132 affects both workplaces and universities, […]

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By Alana Ripy in Student Conduct posted: May, 2nd 2017

What The Sexual Violence Awareness and Prevention Act Means for Schools in Manitoba

On Friday, April 28th, officials in Manitoba, Canada put into action a new law that outlines how Manitoba universities must act in order to prevent and handle instances of sexual violence on campus. According to CBC News, “An estimated 15 to 25 percent of female post-secondary students experience sexual assault or attempted sexual assault during […]

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