GICA Compliance Collaborative Program
The Compliance Collaborative Program (CCP) of the Georgia Independent College Association is the first program of its kind in the nation. Established in 2016, the CCP is currently comprised of 15 GICA member institutions. The CCP originally focused on providing consulting services to ensure compliance with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, the Clery Act, the Violence Against Women Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act. The CCP has extensively expanded the scope of the services provided. In addition to continuing to address the original areas, the CCP also supports each member school in assessing and addressing the higher education compliance topics that are most impactful for its individual campus.
CCP Members receive the following exclusive benefits:
- Unlimited access to the services of the CCP Consultant
- Numerous webinars scheduled throughout the year for all campus constituents
- Topics vary depending on changing laws. Recent topics included Trauma Informed Response, Title IX, Clery Act, Emotional Support and Service Animals, Campus Speech, and Reporting Policy.
- Webinars are recorded and access to recording provided to all CCP members
- Multiple in-person full-day training seminars offered in convenient locations throughout Georgia
- Assistance in policy review and formation
- Policies reviewed range from Title IX to ADA accommodations to Missing Students to Service and Assistance Animals
- Regular list-serve distributions to provide updates as needed
- Monthly newsletters on relevant federal laws
- Access to a variety of compliance resources
- Assessment of the status of CCP members’ compliance initiatives
The mission of the GICA Compliance Collaborative Program (CCP) is to support each participating CCP member institution as it develops and enacts policies and procedures that are compliant with state and federal laws, mandates, and guidance. The staff of the CCP support campuses in this process by offering training, consultation, guidance, and policy review and recommendations.
Is your campus interested in joining the CCP?
If your institution is interested in becoming a CCP member, contact Lisa Macke at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Judith W. Spain, J.D., CCEP, is an attorney licensed to practice in KY, OH, PA, and NY. Judy is a tenured Professor. She was employed at Eastern Kentucky University, a large public regional institution, as their General Counsel and Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer and initiated and implemented their inaugural compliance program. Judy was also employed at Manhattanville College, a small private liberal arts institution, as their General Counsel and Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer and developed and implemented a compliance program. Judy is the author of Higher Education Compliance: Blueprint for Success, which provides a step-by-step process for designing and implementing a compliance initiative. All CCP Members receive this book to assist in the evaluation process prior to developing a compliance initiative.