Sokolow speaks on bystander intervention and risk management January 24

(01-10-2008)

Brett Sokolow, president of the National Center for Higher Education Risk Management (NCHERM), will directly address bystander intervention and risk management during his program, "Empowering Bystander Intervention," at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 24, in Carson Auditorium on the Adams State College campus. The event is free and open to the public.

His speech will include strategies on how to proceed when confronted with questionable behavior and how to step forward safely. The presentation focuses on specific issues including high-risk drinking, hazing, sexual assault and prejudice.

Sokolow is a specialist in campus safety, security and high-risk student health and safety issues. Sokolow founded NCHERM in 2000, a national multidisciplinary risk management consulting firm, and serves as outside counsel/advisor to eight colleges. He is a risk management consultant, author, editor, and higher education attorney admitted to the Pennsylvania and New Jersey bars. He holds a bachelor of art's degree in East Asian Studies from the College of William and Mary (1993), and a Juris Doctorate from the Villanova University School of Law (1997).

NCHERM provides specialized consulting, seminars, training and publications on sexual assault and harassment, campus safety and security, judicial affairs and training, hazing, suicide and psychological distress, and problem drinking and drugs. NCHERM has provided services to over 450 college and university clients, including programs for campus and school district administrators, faculty and staff training, sexual assault and Title IX case management, risk management for fraternities and sororities, workshops and seminars.

In addition to his consulting activities, Sokolow has also provided awareness and education programs for students at over 1,000 colleges, high schools and military institutions. Through NCHERM, Sokolow has published numerous books and articles on student affairs and risk management topics. He provides expert witness services, and lobbying efforts for campus crime and sexual assault-related legislation.

Sokolow holds memberships to the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA), the Association for Student Judicial Affairs (ASJA), the University Risk Management and Insurance Association (URMIA), the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Agencies (IACLEA), the Association of Fraternity Advisors (AFA), the American College Personnel Association (ACPA, where he sits on the directorate body of the Commission for Campus Judicial Affairs and Legal Issues), the Association of College and University Housing Officers- International (ACUHO-I) and the Council on Law in Higher Education (CLHE), where he also serves as a member of the board of trustees and as vice-president for campus security.

He serves on the advisory board of the Higher Education Program at Old Dominion University. He is editor of the "Report on Campus Safety and Student Development" and the founder and editor-in-chief of "The Chronicle of Campus Conduct."

For more information about Sokolow's lecture at Adam State on Jan. 24, contact Jennifer Cook, student activities coordinator, at 719-587-8191 or email Jennifer Cook. For more information on Brett Sokolow and NCHERM visit NCHERM.

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