Let’s Talk About the Emotional Support Squirrel in the Room

October 26, 2018 2:12 pm

Several major news outlets covered the recent kerfuffle of a Frontier Airlines passenger attempting to fly out of Orlando, Florida, with her emotional support squirrel seated with her. The passenger indicated at the time of her reservation that she would be traveling with an emotional support animal but failed to disclose it was a squirrel... View Article

4 Ways to Mitigate Risk Related to Sexual Misconduct and Harassment on Campus

September 27, 2018 11:33 am

When it comes to creating a safe, inclusive, equitable campus, culture is the bottom line. But changing the culture and transforming the mindset of an enterprise as large and complex and multifaceted as a higher education institution certainly doesn’t happen overnight — it’s a slow and steady journey. While helping their colleges and universities navigate... View Article

How Institutions Are Leveraging Partnerships and Education to Address Sexual Harassment and Assault on Campus

February 7, 2018 4:30 pm

The “Me Too” movement has prompted a heightened awareness of and national conversation around unequal treatment and inappropriate or criminal sexual conduct in the workplace, and many colleges and universities have strengthened their resolve to eliminate these unacceptable behaviors on their campuses. To create an environment where harassment, incivility, inequality and bias are neither welcome... View Article

HR’s Role in Managing Bullying and Harassment at Work

December 13, 2017 4:50 pm

This blog post was contributed by Maureen J. Gleason, president of American Behavioral It seems that everywhere you look these days, cases of bullying and sexual harassment are making headlines. From school teachers to celebrities to distinguished politicians, example after example of bad behavior are coming to light. The #MeToo movement is a reflection of... View Article

Are You Prepared in the Event of a Disaster?

September 11, 2017 4:07 pm

The start of the fall semester is already a busy time for colleges and universities around the country, but throw in the mix an unforeseen circumstance, like a natural disaster, and it can wreak havoc on a campus community. And while there is never a sure-fire way to completely prepare for the unknown, what you... View Article

How to Conduct a Thorough Title IX Investigation

March 6, 2017 9:00 am

At CUPA-HR’s annual conference last fall, two Title IX coordinators from Rosemont College — Jane Federowicz and Matthew Baker — shared their outline for training Title IX investigators on campus (you can read about that in this blog post). Here, they continue the conversation and share the steps they take when investigating Title IX claims... View Article

How to Prepare For (and Respond to) an Active Shooter Incident on Campus

December 16, 2015 1:17 pm

“Active shooter situation – campus on lockdown.” These are some of the most terrifying words you could ever hear. Unfortunately, too many campuses across the country have faced this reality. A Time magazine article from October 1 stated that there had been 23 shootings on college campuses so far in 2015, but that number has... View Article

4 Tips for Identifying and Assessing Behavioral Risk on Campus

April 7, 2015 1:09 pm

April 16 marks the eighth anniversary of one of the most horrific mass killings in the United States – the massacre at Virginia Tech in which 32 people were killed and 17 others injured by a student gunman. This unimaginable act of violence at one of the nation’s most well-known universities sparked a national dialogue... View Article

4 Creative, Inexpensive Ways to Boost Employee Wellness

November 25, 2014 3:21 pm

Finding new ways to motivate employees to engage in wellness activities can be a challenge. Many large-scale workplace wellness programs start off with a bang, but participation tends to wane as time passes. Here at the CUPA-HR national office, we’ve found a formula that works well for us. By implementing several smaller scale wellness activities... View Article

Snuffing Out Smoking on Campus

November 20, 2014 9:13 am

Each year, on the third Thursday of November, the American Cancer Society marks the Great American Smokeout by encouraging individuals to quit smoking. According to the organization, tobacco use remains the single largest preventable cause of disease and premature death in the U.S., yet 42 million Americans (nearly 1 in 5 adults) still smoke cigarettes.... View Article

Prepare for the Worst

November 12, 2014 12:19 pm

It seems that every few years something happens that prompts us HR folks to revisit our crisis management plans — a nationwide influenza outbreak, an unspeakable act of violence on a college campus, the threat of swine flu, a natural disaster, and recently, the Ebola epidemic. Although the likelihood of the disease spreading in our... View Article