Current campus safety concerns include threats of terrorism, mass shootings, the pandemic, stalking, student mental health, assault and more.
- By Jim Lantrip, Frank Spano, JD
On the third anniversary of the murder of University of Utah student-athlete Lauren McCluskey, her parents announced a set of five initiatives on behalf of the McCluskey Foundation that aim to change the campus culture around stalking and dating violence.
Decades worth of surveys have demonstrated that families and students place campus safety and security at the forefront of the decision-making process when deciding on where to enroll.
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Interim Chancellor Kevin Guskiewicz released a federal report on Monday that detailed how the university has been inaccurately reporting the amount of crime on campus.
Coastal Carolina University's Clery Report shows an increase in on-campus forcible sexual offenses reports as well as on-campus dating violence incidents reports.
The Campus Accountability and Safety Act would require schools to survey their students, train campus administrators and increase safety on campuses.
According to U.S. Air Force Academy spokesperson Meade Warthen, the cameras have been installed in cadet dorm common areas, including hallways, entrances and exits, study and TV rooms, stairwells and rooftops.
According to the Education Department’s report, the investigation found “serious violations” of the Clery Act by university officials. The Clery Act requires that U.S. universities participating in federal student aid programs issue timely notifications about crimes that occur on campuses.
Every environment poses its own challenges for organizational leaders and their contractors to ensure safety and security.
According to Kilgore College Police Chief Heath Cariker, the mandatory reporting under the Clery Act helps officers figure out “where we need to use our resources.”