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News articles are an integral part of our website. They provide resources, breaking news, expanded information from our Weekly Snapshot, and general campus safety and security information for visitors to our website. Visit regularly to keep up to date on the latest news or join our mailing list to stay informed.

August 16 2017

DHS Increases HSIN Access to Campus Public Safety

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is committed to sharing timely, relevant, and accurate information with its campus safety and law enforcement partners. Recently, members of the campus safety and law enforcement community raised questions about access… READ MORE

May 11 2017

13 Reasons Why: Suicide Contagion

Suicide is a serious public health problem nationwide and anyone can be at risk, regardless of age, gender, race, or class. It is well known that suicide can be a contagious occurrence. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services website states,… READ MORE

January 05 2017

New Letter and Guide for College and University Leadership on Campus Sexual Assault

Today, January 5, 2017, Vice President Joe Biden released a call to action letter (PDF) for college and university presidents, chancellors, and senior administrators regarding their moral and legal responsibility to combat sexual violence on their… READ MORE

December 27 2016

Consular Notification on Campus

By Carmen Hills — Public Affairs Officer, U.S. Department of State Carmen began her work at the U.S. Department of State as a Pathways Intern in the Bureau of Administration in 2010, and is currently a Public Affairs Officer in the Bureau of Consular… READ MORE

December 01 2016

National Higher Education Emergency Management Needs Assessment

Emergencies can happen anytime, anywhere. When an emergency does occur, it can threaten public safety, the environment, property, the economy, critical infrastructure, and the health of individuals. In 2015, the National Center for Campus Public Safety, in… READ MORE

August 16 2016

Prioritizing School Safety: A New Curriculum for Colleges and Universities to Address Sexual Assault

In her August 12, 2016 White House blog post, Carrie Bettinger-Lopez, the White House Advisor on Violence Against Women, discusses progress made in prioritizing school safety through a new curriculum designed for colleges and universities to address sexual… READ MORE

July 28 2016

Preparing for and Responding to Student Activism on Campus

College and university campuses have seen an increase in student activism this year. Due in part to a growing interest in political and community engagement, students have participated in protests and other forms of activism to bring awareness to issues… READ MORE

June 23 2016

Department of Education Releases 2016 Edition of Handbook

On June 23, 2016, the Department of Education (ED), Office of Postsecondary Education released the highly anticipated Handbook for Campus Safety and Security Reporting 2016 Edition. This updated edition includes the 2014 VAWA Amendments to the Clery Act.… READ MORE

June 15 2016

NTAS Bulletin Issued Reflecting Tragic Events of Orlando

In December 2015, U.S. Secretary Johnson announced the revision of the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) National Terrorism Advisory System (NTAS), to include an intermediate level NTAS Bulletin. The NTAS provides information on… READ MORE

May 10 2016

Annual Trauma-Informed Sexual Assault Investigation & Adjudication Conference

We are pleased to announce registration is now open for our 2016 Trauma-Informed Sexual Assault Investigation and Adjudication Annual Conference, July 18-22, in Washington, D.C., hosted by The George Washington University. The conference consists of… READ MORE

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