Higher Education’s DEI Effort: Are colleges and universities performing structural changes or just being performative?

Categorized: Diversity

Recently, the country watched Nikole Hannah-Jones engage in a battle with UNC Chapel Hill’s board of trustees over approving tenure…

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Embracing the Change

Categorized: Motivation & Inspiration

As a speaker, actor, and singer-songwriter in order for me to have risen to each perspective stage in my career,…

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The Turning Tide: Parties Post-Pandemic

Categorized: Alcohol & Other Drugs

It’s time to have a frank and honest conversation. Even during the nationwide COVID pandemic shutdown, some college students were…

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DAVID STETTER NAMED CHIEF MARKETING OFFICER OF CAMPUSPEAK

Categorized: News, Press Releases

June 16, 2021, – CAMPUSPEAK announced today the appointment of David Stetter as its Chief Marketing Officer, effective immediately.  “Almost…

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The Door Must Close For the Next to Open

Categorized: First Year Experience

As the final year of high school begins to wrap up, seniors across the nation are gearing up for graduation,…

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Happy Pride 365

Categorized: LGBTQ+ Issues

If you attend any Pride parade or festival across the country, you’ll see hundreds of organizations, schools, and companies showing…

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When Re-Entry Anxiety is Getting to You

Categorized: Mental Health

If you’ve been feeling more jittery about re-engaging after the pandemic, you’re not alone. There’s actually a “fancy psychological term”…

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Are You Meeting the Pain or the Promise

Categorized: Relationships

So often we find ourselves complaining about the quality of relationships we have. We want to have top notch friendships,…

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A Year After The 2020 Summer of Black Lives Matter

Categorized: Black Lives Matter

“There are years that ask questions and years that answer.” – Zora Neale Hurston It has been nearly one year…

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I Quit!

Categorized: Motivation & Inspiration

“Letting go has nothing to do with “quitting.” Ask yourself, “Am I sticking it out, or am I staying stuck.”…

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6 Lessons I Learned From Being a First-Generation College Student

Categorized: First Generation College Students

Being a first-generation college student isn’t easy. From navigating campus life to meeting your own — and your family’s —…

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JUMPING ALL IN

Categorized: First Year Experience

A lot has happened in this past year alone. From the current government, racial tension,  the pandemic, and much more,…

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4 Simple Mistakes Smart Leaders Avoid

Categorized: Leadership

How are you doing on your goals for this new year? People say that most don’t make it past January…

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Voices of African Americans: The One Thing White People Can Do To Be More Inclusive

Categorized: Black History, Black Lives Matter, Diversity

In early June, I launched an ambitious podcast, Being the Dot. The goal of Being the Dot was to discuss…

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Hidden Figures of Black History

Categorized: Black History

As I mentioned in the video, there are plenty of opportunities to explore Black History, which of course is a…

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How to Run a Virtual Sexual Assault Awareness Campaign

Categorized: Sexual Violence Prevention, Violence Prevention

In March of 2020, near the beginning of COVID-19, an interesting dilemma emerged in the world of sexual violence prevention.…

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Refocus with Purpose in 2021

Categorized: Fraternity & Sorority Life

It’s a new year. While 2020 was not the year any of us were expecting, a new year always provides…

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When I Found My Spark

Categorized: Personal Growth

At a tender age of 22, I was trapped in darkness after the loss of my right dominant arm due…

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Top 10 Ways to Be a Rockstar This Semester

Categorized: Personal Growth

By: Linnita Hosten With the new year comes a new semester. That means new classes, new professors, and of course,…

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Creating Engaging Virtual Meetings

Categorized: Organizational Development

By: Austin Arias It is safe to say, we are starting the semester in a reality we were not expecting.…

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The Remote Leader Mindset

Categorized: Leadership

By: Chris Butsch As a leader, trying to keep your members engaged while remote is hard. Here are just some…

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Primary Prevention Tips in Times of COVID-19

Categorized: Sexual Violence Prevention

By: Tim Mousseau When COVID-19 hit near the start of April, right at the beginning of Sexual Assault Awareness Month,…

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526 Words

Categorized: Black Lives Matter

This essay is 526 words long. It is 526 words because that is how many seconds are in eight minutes…

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Being the Dot: Thriving in White Spaces during “The Revolution”

Categorized: Black Lives Matter

The last few weeks have been some of the most complicated of my Black life.  In just a two-week period,…

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What You CAN DO

Categorized: Black Lives Matter

As a black woman AND an empath, I’ve found myself speechless and heavy-hearted lately. The tragic killings of George Flyod,…

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Free, at Last?

Categorized: Black Lives Matter

One of my favorite lines from the classic film Apollo 13 is “Houston, we have a problem.” Well, the sad…

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Don’t Just Sit There: Do Something

Categorized: Black Lives Matter

To be a Negro in this country and to be relatively conscious, is to be in a rage almost all…

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Black Lives Matter, Matters!

Categorized: Black Lives Matter

I was six, nearly seven, years old growing up in Baton Rouge, Louisiana when novelist, playwright, essayist, poet, activist, and…

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Will You Stand?

Categorized: Black Lives Matter

This is my voice, my truths. Not in a complaining fashion, but in an answering the question fashion. The question…

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Our Reality: Young and Black in America

Categorized: Black Lives Matter

We are black. Our father is white and gay. He adopted us from foster care 20 years ago. No one…

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Embracing Unnatural Things

Categorized: Black Lives Matter

The killing of George Floyd by Minneapolis police has rocked our nation. The reactions of peace loving individuals all over…

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CAMPUSPEAK’s Response to the Death of George Floyd

Categorized: News, Press Releases

June 2, 2020 CAMPUSPEAK is saddened by the murder of George Floyd and we are devastated by the pain being…

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University of Iowa PITCH 2020 Press Release

Categorized: News

We are excited to announce the winner of the 2020 CAMPUSPEAK PITCH competition for students. PITCH is a “Shark Tank”…

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Stumble Doesn’t Mean Stop

Categorized: Personal Growth

Edward G Young, III When my parents first got married, they had this grand dream to have four boys. After…

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Maintaining Student Mental Health During COVID-19

Categorized: Leadership, Organizational Success, Uncategorized

By: Chris Butsch Even before the pandemic, more than two-thirds of American college students reported symptoms of mental illness, such…

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Do the Right Thing-Ethically

Categorized: Ethics

By Joe Richardson, Esq. The definition of ethics is “a set of moral principles,” or a “theory of system of…

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On Being a Student Leader During COVID-19

Categorized: Leadership

By: Chris Butsch Meetings are canceled. Everyone’s taking classes online. No one’s quite sure when things will be back to…

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You’ve Been Brainwashed!

Categorized: Communication

By Dr. Brian C. Johnson I’ve been teaching film appreciation courses in colleges for nearly twenty years. No questions have…

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Shame is One Hell of an Emotion

Categorized: Mental Health

Shame is one hell of an emotion — the sinking feeling in your stomach, nausea, the shortness of breath. If…

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Education Equity Matters!

Categorized: First Generation College Students

By: Samantha Ramirez-Herrera When I was 16 years old I watched as my friends were encouraged and pushed by their…

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Disrupting Complicity

Categorized: Diversity

By: Tara Fuller Complicity (noun): involvement with others in a crime or in another activity that is wrong.* I often…

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Assessing Your Recruitment Strategy

Categorized: Recruitment

By: Austin Arias The spring semester is well underway. Recruitment has either just wrapped up or you are beginning to…

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This Thing Called Love

Categorized: Relationships

By: Sara Lowery Tis the season for love or so they say. We can walk in any store and all…

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The Pillars of Leadership

Categorized: Leadership

By: Alex Weber Hey there! First off, I’d like to start this blog off by thanking you for being here!…

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Be Willing to be Weird

Categorized: Character Development

By: Darryl Bellamy Jr. Over the years, I’ve begun to embrace being different and not being like the rest of…

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Why I Didn’t Fight Back: A Survivor’s Perspective

Categorized: Mental Health, Sexual Violence Prevention, Violence Prevention

By: Brittany Piper “Why can’t you remember? Your story doesn’t make sense. Why didn’t you fight back? Weren’t you drinking?…

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Live your best college life with M.E.S.H. in 2023

Categorized: Mental Health

By: Chris Butsch Have you ever felt like you were doing the right things to be happy, but still felt…

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Three Non-Sexual Ways You Can Practice Communicating Consent

Categorized: Confrontation Skills, Personal Growth, Sexual Violence Prevention

By: Dr. Lori Bednarchik Usually when I’m talking to students about consent, it is in the context of sexual activity.…

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Overcoming Obstacles With Grit

Categorized: Motivation & Inspiration

By: Saul Flores As a first-generation college student, my parents experienced the difficulties that most migrant families endure after journeying…

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Discovering My Why

Categorized: Motivation & Inspiration

By: Chevara Orrin The most two important days in your life are the day you are born and the day…

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Hitting the Holiday Reset Button: A Season for Resilience

Categorized: Resilience

By: Kevin Smith The holidays are coming, and they couldn’t arrive sooner. You’re tired. I’m tired. It feels like it’s…

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Please, Friend, Don’t Waste Your Life Curating Your Life.

Categorized: Character Development

By: Talia Pollock I’d spent two weeks on my beach vacation in the throes of a silent battle with an…

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Pulse Check: How Healthy is Your Organization?

Categorized: Organizational Development

By: Austin Arias On a daily basis, many of us check our heart rate to see how we are doing.…

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Three Ideas to Boost Organizational Engagement and Retention in 2023

Categorized: Organizational Development

By: Chris Butsch As a student leader, you want to run an awesome organization with happy, productive members. You want…

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Using Your Why to Retain Members

Categorized: Organizational Development

By: Austin Arias It is hard to believe but we are halfway into the fall semester. While we are enjoying…

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Talking to yourself – The Art of Combatting Negative Self-Talk

Categorized: Leadership

By: Darryl Bellamy What people say about you can affect you, but what you say to yourself is even more…

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Pay Yourself First – A Lesson in Sustaining Leaders

Categorized: Leadership

By: Kate Steiner I was listening to a radio show this week and they were talking about the concept in…

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Gifts Grow In Dark Places

Categorized: Leadership, Personal Growth

By: Nisan Trotter You’re a muddy miracle! Gifts grow in dark places. I think I surprised the students at Saginaw Valley State University with those…

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The Full Truth on Success

Categorized: Leadership

By: Alex Weber As you’re thinking about your goals this semester for yourself, your organization, and your community, it is…

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Expectations of Being a Man

Categorized: Masculinity

By: Dennis Campbell Not long ago I got a phone call from my father telling me that my grandfather was…

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Get the Job AND the Date with This Skill

Categorized: Career Development, Career Planning, Personal Growth, Relationships

By: Rachel DeAlto As a relationship expert, I talk about sex and dating a LOT – on TV, in person,…

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The Burnout

Categorized: Leadership

By: David Stollman Burnout isn’t caused by how much work you do, it’s caused by how much work you look…

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Grant Yourself Permission to Bloom

Categorized: Personal Growth

By: Tara Fuller Have you ever wondered where and how you show up in other people’s memories? The thought can…

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Monica McGee Named Chief Executive Officer of CAMPUSPEAK

Categorized: News, Press Releases

August 26, 2019, – CAMPUSPEAK announced today the appointment of Monica McGee as its Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately. McGee joined…

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Quick Life Advice

Categorized: Personal Growth

By: Darryl Bellamy I was in the Sauna early one morning and received a text from a friend that asked:…

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How to Enjoy the Journey of a College Student

Categorized: First Year Experience, Orientation

By: Hailey Yatros When I was 17 years old, I remember parking my car in the biggest parking lot I’d…

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Coffins and Cages

Categorized: Latino/a Issues, Resilience

By: Samantha Ramirez- Herrera My heart feels heavy, it feels dense like osmium. My mind is foggy. It is yearning…

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SELF-NAVIGATION: From Failing to Thriving

Categorized: Leadership, Personal Growth

By: Alex Weber You will Fail. Worst inspirational book ever! I know, I know but that’s the honest truth, and…

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Education. The Journey Vs. The Destination

Categorized: Personal Growth

By: Kinja Dixon Every single moment of our lives should be filled with different forms of education. Do you agree?…

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10 Things You Should Know to Support your Latinx Students

Categorized: Latino/a Issues

By: Saul Flores Whether it’s family, safety, health, or financial security, migrants have unique reasons for making the journey from…

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More Life. More Everything.

Categorized: Fraternity & Sorority Life

By: Kaylon Bradford “More Life. More Everything.” – Drake As an avid social media enthusiast and higher education professional, I follow…

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Loneliness – The Epidemic That Can Be Cured

Categorized: Relationships

By: Rachel DeAlto A 2014 study on friendship found that one in four people have zero friends. Not a single…

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The Traits of the Ethical Leader

Categorized: Ethics, Leadership

By: Joe Richardson, Esq To many, the ideas surrounding the definition of a “leader” are often connected to a position…

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After the Assault: The #MeFIRST Approach

Categorized: Sexual Violence Prevention, Violence Prevention

By: Brittany Piper In 2009, at the age of 20, I was raped and beaten—nearly left for dead, by a…

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WINNER of AFLV PITCH 2019 by CAMPUSPEAK

Categorized: News

CAMPUSPEAK Announces the Winners of PITCH by CAMPUSPEAK May 19, 2019, Coral Springs, FL – We are excited to announce the…

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