Talking Stick - November/December 2015 - 12

JUST IN

More
Institutions
Adding
Gender-free
Pronouns
In the March + April 2015
issue of the Talking Stick,
it was reported that the
University of Vermont
in Burlington, which has
been incorporating genderfree pronouns on their
campus since 2009, had
spent $80,000 to develop
a software patch so that
they could add neutral as
a third gender option in
their information systems.
Now, just this year, more
institutions such as Ohio
University in Athens, the
State University of New
York (SUNY) system, the
University of California
system, and Harvard in
Cambridge, Massachusetts,
are following the same
path by adding more
gender identity options to
their forms and processes.
In particular, SUNY
now offers seven gender
identities including "trans
man," "questioning," and
"genderqueer" for students
to choose from. As several
institutions commented
in an Associated Press
story by Collin Binkley
(September 18, 2015), this
is not only welcoming to
more students but it allows
the institutions to track
how students from the
transgender community
fare on campus.
-Camille Perlman

12

TALKING STICK

New Resource Targets Student Drinking
The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)
recently launched a new tool that allows institutions to select different
evidence-based intervention strategies and develop a plan to combat
drinking on campus. The College Alcohol Intervention Matrix (College
AIM) is a website that categorizes different intervention strategies. One
section of strategies is aimed at the individual, and another is aimed at
the environment. Staff are encouraged to use a worksheet to map out a
matrix of interventions they think will benefit their campus. Additionally,
the website notes the cost and effectiveness of each intervention strategy
so that staff can put together the most successful and budget-wise plan for
their campus.
According to NIAAA, this matrix was developed by college and
university alcohol intervention researchers, student life staff, alcohol and
drug program staff, and NIAAA staff. To see the new website, go to http://
www.collegedrinkingprevention.gov/CollegeAIM/Default.aspx.
-Camille Perlman


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Talking Stick - November/December 2015
Contents
New Members
Vision
Just In
Calendar
Your ACUHO-I
Transitions
Res Life
Business
Special Focus
Completing the Loop
Perfect Partners
Conversations
First Takes
Around Student Affairs
Snapshot
Talking Stick - November/December 2015 - Intro
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Talking Stick - November/December 2015 - 1
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Talking Stick - November/December 2015 - Contents
Talking Stick - November/December 2015 - 4
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Talking Stick - November/December 2015 - New Members
Talking Stick - November/December 2015 - 7
Talking Stick - November/December 2015 - Vision
Talking Stick - November/December 2015 - 9
Talking Stick - November/December 2015 - Just In
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Talking Stick - November/December 2015 - Calendar
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Talking Stick - November/December 2015 - Your ACUHO-I
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Talking Stick - November/December 2015 - Transitions
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Talking Stick - November/December 2015 - Res Life
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Talking Stick - November/December 2015 - Business
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Talking Stick - November/December 2015 - Special Focus
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Talking Stick - November/December 2015 - Completing the Loop
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