Title IX

  • Grand River Solutions Welcomes Kateeka Harris

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    Grand River Solutions is thrilled to announce that nationally recognized expert Kateeka Harris will be joining our team as a Senior Solutions Specialist. Kateeka is the previous past president for the Association for Student Conduct Administration, where she also oversaw their diversity and inclusion efforts. She has nearly two decades…

  • Meet Andrea Stagg, Grand River Solutions’ New Director of Consulting Services

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    Grand River Solutions is excited to introduce Andrea Stagg, Director of Consulting Services. Andrea has extensive experience in higher education in–house legal settings at public and private colleges and universities, and brings proven expertise on issues relating to best practices in campus safety and sexual misconduct prevention, Clery Act Compliance,…

  • Taking Stock of the Survey – Advantages and Challenges of a National Climate Survey

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    Recent legislation will require that the U.S. Department of Education create a national climate survey for college and university students. This major requirement was included as a part of theViolence Against Women Act reauthorization and has largely flown under the radar. The mandate mayseem straightforward; however, questions abound. Our Senior…

  • U.S. Supreme Court’s Ruling in Cummings will Impact Valuation of Title IX Cases

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    In Cummings v. Premier Rehab Keller PLLC, the Supreme Court applied contracting principles to four federal laws under which aggrieved people can sue for damages. In doing so, the Court found that emotional distress damages were not foreseeable by recipients of federal funds—including educational institutions that receive federal funds and…

  • Title IX Regulations Are Going to Change (Again)

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    On February 17, 2022, the Department of Education sent a draft of its proposed amendments to the Title IX regulations to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) for review. The Department has not revealed its exact changes to the public; however, it appears likely that it will modify,…

  • U.S. Department of Education Update on the Exclusionary Rule

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    On August 24, 2021 the Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights issued a letter stating that it will “immediately cease enforcement of the part of § 106.45(b)(6)(i) regarding the prohibition against statements not subject to cross-examination” and that “ostsecondary institutions are no longer subject to this portion” of the…

  • Meet Joseph Storch

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    Grand River Solutions is excited to welcome Joseph Storch, one of the nation’s leading voices on the Clery Act, Title IX, student affairs, and due/fair process as its new Senior Director of Compliance and Innovation Solutions. In his new role, Joe will split his time between direct service for existing…

  • Monthly Dear Colleague Dialogues Series

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    In May of 2021, Grand River Solutions hosted the first installment of the Dear Colleague Dialogues, a monthly event featuring a panel of subject-matter experts in conversation with our extended Grand River Title IX and equity community. These events are an opportunity to ask questions, share insights and lessons learned,…

  • U.S. Department of Education Announces Plans to Amend Title IX

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    The Department of Education has issued a notice of proposed rulemaking and plans “to amend its regulations implementing Title IX.” Change is on the horizon, but institutions still need to ensure their compliance with the May 2020 Title IX regulations by continuing to implement the required policies and procedures. As…

  • Meet Martha Compton

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    Grand River Solutions is proud to announce the addition of Martha Compton to our team! Martha is a nationally recognized expert in student conduct including having served as President of the Association for Student Conduct Administration. She brings over twenty years of experience investigating and resolving student conduct, sexual misconduct, and…

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