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National Center for Campus Public Safety

Weekly Snapshot Archives - 2015/04

April 29, 2015

In this issue: 

  • Office of Civil Rights, US Department of Education Releases New Title IX Coordinators Guidance: On Friday, April 24, 2015, the Office of Civil Rights (OCR), US Department of Education (ED), released three new guidance documents for Title IX coordinators. The documents apply to all school districts (K-12), colleges, and universities receiving Federal financial assistance, and are inclusive of all previously released guidance documents from ED and OCR.
  • We Regret To Inform You: Providing Sensitive Death Notifications with Professionalism, Dignity, and Compassion: While making a death notification can be a stressful and difficult experience, there are methods to ensure the notification is provided to family members with professionalism, dignity, and compassion. "How a person receives the death notification actually will change how they process the death," said Rebecca Bywater, director of Threat Assessment and Community Education at Pennsylvania State University (Penn State). 

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April 22, 2015

In this issue:

  • The You Have Options Program and Forensic Experiential Trauma Interview Training: It's Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) and the goal of SAAM 2015 is to support campuses in creating a culture of prevention and effective, trauma-informed response. One of the ways campuses can do this is by learning about and participating in the You Have Options Program (YHOP).
  • National PrepareAthon Day: April 30th is National PrepareAthon Day, part of the larger America PrepareAthon campaign, a grassroots effort for action to increase community preparedness and resilience. National PrepareAthon Day focuses on taking proactive measures to prepare for six different natural hazards: earthquakes, floods, hurricanes, tornados, wildfires, and winter storms.

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April 15, 2015

In this issue:

  • National Crime Victims' Rights Week: April 19 -25, 2015 is National Crime Victims' Rights Week (NCVRW). This annual observance occurs every April and was started in 1981 as part of an expanding initiative to provide for victims of crimes. NCVRW is supported by the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) and other private victim rights' organizations such as the National Organization for Victim Assistance (NOVA).
  • Severe Weather and Emergency Preparedness: Even though spring is considered severe weather season in the U.S., severe weather can strike any time of the year. The Federal Emergency Management Agency's Ready campaign was created to educate Americans to prepare for and respond to emergencies including natural disasters such as earthquakes, winter storms, tornadoes, hurricanes, wildfires, and floods. 
  • Make Your Opinion Count! Take the Survey: Thanks to everyone that has already taken the Margolis Healy 2015 Campus Safety Survey. The good news is there's still time to take it and we need to hear from you!

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April 8, 2015

In this issue:

  • Event Security During Graduation Season: For many, graduation ceremonies and other large-scale events tend to be a repetitive process. Procedures are typically established in the pre-event planning phase and reused time and again. But, it is important to re-evaluate these procedures after each event to identify gaps or inefficiencies, and also add new procedures or policies that reflect new technologies or best practices in security and event management.
  • Margolis Healy 2015 Campus Safety Survey: It's time for the Margolis Healy 2015 Campus Safety Survey. The NCCPS has worked with Margolis Healy to bring you an opportunity to be heard on many issues affecting our campuses.

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April 1, 2015

In this issue:

  • NASPA Launches Gender-Based Violence Online Series: NASPA announced a new series of online courses to help student affairs professionals "understand, comply with, and implement laws and best practices for addressing gender-based violence at their institutions." NASPA has partnered with leaders in the field, including the Clery Center for Security on Campus and the Victim Rights Law Center, to develop and present material through courses.
  • April is Alcohol Awareness Month: The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, Inc. (NCADD) sponsors NCADD Alcohol Awareness Month to increase public awareness and understanding, reduce stigma and encourage local communities to focus on alcoholism and alcohol-related issues. An integral part of NCADD's Alcohol Awareness Month is Alcohol-Free Weekend.

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