When it comes to reporting, only a small percentage of students who experience sexual violence are actually accounted for in an institution’s annual security report (ASR). The ASR is generally referred to as the Clery Report, after the Jeanne Clery Act, which requires colleges and universities that receive federal funding to publish yearly data about designated crimes on campus, including forcible and non-forcible sexual offenses.
Less than two months after a landmark decision by the California Supreme Court that universities have a duty to protect students from foreseeable violence, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court issued its decision that "a special relationship and a corresponding duty to take reasonable measures to prevent suicide may be created between a university and its student."
Last month, part one of this two-part series on alcohol and gender issues encouraged campuses to have thoughtful and honest conversations about the challenges that alcohol holds for women. Happy Hour and Harassment focused specifically on the role of alcohol as a potential contributing factor to gender-based harassment.
Brief Motivational Intervention (BMI) is one of the most researched intervention approaches for college students. Brief Alcohol Screening and Intervention for College Students (BASICS) is the most well-known and leading BMI program administered at college and universities with students demonstrating issues with alcohol use
I have an alert set on my computer. Every day around 11am, I receive an email that aggregates news that mentions the word "fraternity." Every so often I'll learn about a chapter that raised money for a philanthropy event, but more often than not the headlines address similar themes: sexual assault, hazing, racism, suspension, lawsuits, student deaths. Unfortunately, the list goes on.
Most institutions of higher education are already aware of the importance of data. From the early stages of deciding which students to admit into our programs, to assessing their performance along the way, data is an integral piece of the college experience. As students continue to engage with technology, opportunities for data collection and utilization will increase, posing both opportunities and challenges for those working in collegiate well-being.
Washington, D.C. – (May 1, 2018) Today, leading education technology innovator, EVERFI Inc. announced the hiring of veteran higher education executive Craig Chanoff to lead the company as President of Higher Education. Craig joins EVERFI after over two decades of executive leadership experience in higher education.
Here at EVERFI, we’re all in on the power of connecting with a person’s values; in fact, one of the core foundations for all of our sexual assault prevention online courses is a framework of values clarification and reflection. It works when it comes to shaping the beliefs and possibly behaviors of individuals, and it works for driving institutional beliefs and behaviors as well.