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  • 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…

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  • 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,…

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  • Introducing Grand River’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Solutions

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    Grand River Solutions is delighted to announce the expansion of our offerings into the diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) space for campuses, communities, and workplaces. Lead by our Manager of DEI Solutions, Tibisay Hernandez, these training and consulting services will focus on building participants’ understanding of bias, learning to navigate difficult conversations, and ensuring that an organization’s search process…

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  • 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…

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  • 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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  • Title IX Trainees: Don’t forget to post links to your training materials on your institution’s website!

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    Dear Clients and Colleagues, The U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (“OCR”) recently began checking compliance with the 2020 Title IX Regulation’s requirement to post training materials. The final Rule requires academic institutions to post training materials from Title IX training: “All materials used to train Title IX…

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  • Grand River Solutions’ Chantelle Clery and Kelly Gallagher Investigate Sexual Misconduct at Moody Bible Institute

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    Grand River Solutions has been hired by Moody Bible Institute (MBI) to investigate on-campus sexual misconduct allegations. The independent investigation (led by Chantelle Cleary and Kelly Gallagher) will include recommendations to “strengthen policies, practices, and Moody’s approach to these issues.”

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  • Election Day 2020: Valuing Civic Engagement

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    Grand River Solutions will be closed on November 3, 2020 as many of our team members are working the polls, volunteering as election monitors, and getting involved where they can. We hope you consider doing the same. Your vote matters!

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  • Meet Darci Heroy

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    Grand River Solutions is excited to announce the addition of Darci Heroy! Darci has obtained an in-depth knowledge of the unique complexities and opportunities of institutional cultures through her ten plus years in the equity compliance and higher education fields.

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  • Silence Is Not An Option

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    “If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor.” Desmond Tutu George Floyd. Breonna Taylor. Tony McDade. Ahmaud Arbery. Dana Martin. We say their names. We continue to be heartbroken and outraged by these senseless deaths, and by the deep pain and division…

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  • Joint Guidance on Federal Title IX Regulations for Institutions of Higher Education

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    The U.S. Department of Education has released the long-expected final Title IX Regulations. Many have questions about what this means for their campus, and our team is working with others to deliver solutions to you. Grand River Solutions Co-Founder and Managing Director, Jody Shipper, and Senior Consultant, Chantelle Cleary are…

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  • When to Issue Clery Emergency Notifications Regarding COVID-19

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    Like many institutions, you may be wondering how the emergency notifications requirements in Clery apply to the current pandemic when you may have confirmation that an individual(s) in your campus community has tested positive for COVID-19. Read the clarifying statement from the U.S. Department of Education.

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