Higher Education
Volume 3 / Issue 4
November 19
, 2014
In This Issue:
Leading Causes of Morbidity and Mortality and Associated Behavioral Risk and Protective Factors

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)'s new report, Leading Causes of Morbidity and Mortality and Associated Behavioral Risk and Protective Factors-United States, 2005-2013, examines the substantial progress that has been made in improving the health of persons in the United States as well as the serious problems that remain. Data obtained from 17 CDC surveys or surveillance systems and three non-CDC sources to provide a view of this particular point of time in the nation's health and trends in recent years. The report includes data on many issues of concern for institutions of higher education, including analyses of alcohol, other drug, and tobacco use and sexually-transmitted diseases. To read this report, click here. 
Bystander Intervention Programs White Paper

PaperClip Communications is providing a downloadable webinar on how to involve bystanders in the fight against campus sexual violence. Primary prevention strategies, especially bystander interventions, are being recommended by the White House and included in the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act (VAWA). The discussion will focus on strategies for developing a bystander intervention program, why bystander intervention is the gold standard, tips for building capacity, and much more. To learn more about this resource, click here.   

National Center for Campus Public Safety Library

The National Center for Campus Public Safety's Library provides resources such as white papers, government-funded studies, videos, webinars, and more, to help create safe campus environments. These resources are collected from peer-reviewed academic journals, non-profit organizations, and federal partners. Topics include sexual assault, hazing, binge drinking, and more. For more information on the National Center for Campus Public Safety, click here.

Underage Drinking Enforcement Training Center Resource Alerts  

The Underage Drinking Enforcement Training Center's Resource Alert is a monthly resource that provides information from the field on upcoming webinars, research findings, and other useful information of interest to practitioners interested in underage drinking prevention and enforcement. To read the latest Resource Alert, click here. To read and subscribe to other Resource Alerts, click here.

Campus Conduct 2015 

PaperClip Communications' Campus Conduct 2015 is designed to help individuals involved with campus disciplinary proceedings to respond to the ever-changing conduct landscape. This resource provides information on how to incorporate federal requirements into your campus approach. To learn more and order this resource, click here. 

Title IX Coordinator Training Opportunities


The Association of Title IX Administrators (ATIXA) provides training opportunities for those seeking to become Title IX Coordinator and Administrators or Title IX Investigators. To read about the training locations and registration deadlines, click here. Title IX coordinators may also register your information with ATIXA to gain access to targeted information and be added to their Title IX list. Learn more and add your information here.
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UNH Researchers to Create Video Game to Help Students End Sexual Violence 

Fosters, November 4, 2014  


The Case for Student Shields

Insider Higher Ed, November 5, 2014  

"Yik Yak" App Facilitates Cyber Abuse

Swarthmore Phoenix, November 6, 2014  


Can Co-Ed Fraternities Solve The Campus Rape Problem? 

NBC News, November 6, 2014


Simmons College Welcomes Transgender Students 

The Boston Globe, November 7, 2014
Inside Higher Ed, November 10, 2014

Positive Correlation Found Between Gym Usage and GPA

USA Today, November 11, 2014


AAU's Planned Sexual-Assault Survey Draws Backlash From Some Researchers 

Chronicle of Higher Education, November 18, 2014 


Eisenberg, M.H. & Fitz, C.C. (November 2014) Journal of American College Health

Associations Between Past Bullying Experiences and Psychosocial and Academic Functioning Among College Students
Holt, M.K. et al. (November 2014) Journal of American College Health

(November 2014) Addictive Behaviors

Getting Wasted: Why College Students Drink Too Much and Party So Hard
Vander Ven, T. (November 2014) Contemporary Sociology: A Journal of Reviews

Postic, R. & Prough, E. (November 2014) Sage Open
HBCU Center for Excellence Webinar Series


Historically Black Colleges & Universities HBCU (Historically Black Colleges & Universities) Center for Excellence in Behavioral Health Educational Webinars Series is committed to establishing a national behavior health network among HBCU institutions to facilitate collaboration between the 105 HBCUs, supporting culturally appropriate behavioral health prevention treatment, networking, mentoring, collaborating, and developing partnerships around behavioral health. To learn more about this series and view the latest webinars, click here.

Student Handbooks: An Audit for Compliance & Care  
Wednesday, December 10, 2014, 2-3:30 PM ET  

PaperClip Communications is hosting a webinar on what needs to be included in a student handbook and the best practices to address issues such as creating the most valuable tool that meets the needs of the institution and its students, crime reporting, federal compliance and harassment, and more. The college student handbook is a critical piece of compliance policy which serves as an information and communication resource for both institutional and federal guidelines and policies. To learn more and register, click here.

Student Persistence: Best Practices for 2015 & Beyond 
Wednesday, January 21, 2015, 2-3:30 PM ET 

Whether you are just starting a student persistence program or looking to enhance your current model, PaperClip Communications is offering a webinar that will provide resources, best practices, and outcome-based research that can enhance the campus initiative. The webinar will touch upon topics such as new insights on the current research related to student success, strategies and best practices that can be utilized, and the use of data in student persistence efforts. To learn more and register, click here.

Vandalism on Campus: Causes, Responses & Adjudication
Thursday, January 22, 2015, 2-3:30 PM ET

PaperClip Communications is providing a webinar to discuss how to combat behaviors that may lead to vandalism. Methods that will be provided through a restorative justice lens will identify ways in which these concerns can be addressed and lead to true accountability in order to prevent the destruction of campus property. To learn more and register, click here.

Merging Health & Counseling Centers: Promising Practices 2015
Thursday, January 29, 2015, 2-3:30 PM ET

PaperClip Communications is hosting a webinar focusing on the transformation of campus health and counseling centers as they tackle clinical and administrative challenges, expansions, and enhancements, as well as possible integration or more collaboration of services. This webinar will focus on ways in which collaborative relationships can better serve students by seeing the potential value, analyzing the benefits and challenges that arise when different professionals collaborate, and exploring lessons learned. To learn more and register, click here



Lifesavers National Conference on Highway Safety Priorities
March 15-17, 2015, Chicago, IL

The Lifesavers National Conference on Highway Safety Priorities is the largest gathering of highway safety professionals in the U.S. The Lifesavers Conference brings together a combination of public health, safety professionals, researchers, volunteers, and practitioners who are committed in sharing best practices, research, and policies that are proven to work. To learn more about the Lifesavers conference, click here. To register for this conference, click here.

4th Annual National Rx Drug Abuse Summit
April 6-9, 2015, Atlanta, GA

The 4th Annual National Rx Drug Abuse Summit, organized by Operation UNITE (Unlawful Narcotics Investigations, Treatment and Education, Inc.), focuses on ways to make an impact in the fight against prescription drug abuse. The Summit is the largest national collaboration of professionals from local, state and federal agencies, business, academia, clinicians, treatment providers, counselors, educators, state and national leaders, and advocates impacted by prescription drug abuse. To make an early reservation, click here.

International Town Gown Association Annual Conference 
May 31-June 3, 2015, Washington, DC

The International Town & Gown Association (ITGA) strives to become the primary information resource point for issues between institutions of higher learning and the communities they are in. The ITGA Annual Conference is an opportunity for elected officials and city administrators that engage with student affairs professionals, campus/city planners, economic development professionals, law enforcement officials, university administrators and students to connect with their respective programs, research, and policies, to promote sustainable outcomes. To learn more about International Town & Gown Association, click here. To register for this event, click here
About NCSSLE's Higher Education e-Digest

The National Center on Safe Supportive Learning Environments Higher Education e-Digest addresses campus and community engagement, health, safety, and security. Regular contents include news from the U.S. Department of Education (ED) and other federal partner agencies and organizations, salient research summaries, examples of effective field practices, announcements submitted by IHEs and other subscribers, and relevant upcoming events. The Higher Education e-Digest also highlights NCSSLE resources and the availability of ongoing services, including technical assistance, products, and tools. 

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