Student Services

New Clery Act Reporting Changes Under VAWA Final Rules

Each year, any school receiving federal student aid is required to submit an Annual Security Report (ASR) to the Department of Education by October 1. There are typically minor changes in reporting standards each year, but the 2015 ASR will…

Student Affairs Mobile Apps: Coming to a Campus Near You!

How often do you check your smart phone? If you’re like most, it doesn’t take long for you to see your phone light up and let curiosity get the best of you. 77% of college students between the ages of…

Eliminating Sexual Assault on Campus & Title IX: New Changes Proposed

On June 3, 2014, Democratic Senators Claire McCaskill of Missouri, Kristen Gillibrand of New York and Richard Blumenthal held the second of three roundtable meetings in preparation of a proposal for legislation to improve response to sexual assault on campus.…

Academic Advising for Today’s Tech-Focused Students

Today’s college students, and the faculty and staff that serve them, face a variety of challenges. One of the biggest challenges any college student faces is getting from their first semester to a diploma in hand. This challenge is also…

Managing Suicidal Students on Campus: Get Help & Stay? Get Help & Get Out?

While most universities offer support for students with mental health conditions, some who have taken psychological leave have found the process of returning to school difficult or near impossible. Changes in federal law in recent years affect an institution of…

How Obamacare Will Affect College Students

As open enrollment for the Affordable Care Act (ACA) rolls out October 1st, college students must have health insurance when the mandate takes effect on January 1, 2014 or they or their parents will pay a tax for that decision.…

Stemming the Tide on Student Debt

September 10, 2013 Student debt has skyrocketed over the past decade, quadrupling from just $240 billion in 2003 to more than $1 trillion today.To make matters worse, broad cuts in higher education funding are expected to leave an estimated 70,000…

Military Students on Campus: Budget-Friendly Strategies to Support Student Vets

August 27, 2013 College is the new front for many veterans.  As waves of women and men in uniform return home, they often find the transition from combat to college to be challenging. Fortunately,  an increasing number of military students…