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National Center for Campus Public Safety

Weekly Snapshot Archives - 2017/09

September 27, 2017

In this issue:

  • IAEM-USA Universities & Colleges Caucus (UCC): The purpose of the International Association of Emergency Managers (IAEM)-USA Universities & Colleges Caucus (UCC) is to represent emergency management issues surrounding college and university campuses. What began in 2007 with a couple dozen higher education practitioners attending the IAEM conference in Orlando, FL is now an organization with over 200 members.
  • Domestic Violence Awareness Month: Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM) is observed nationally each October. Domestic violence affects men and women of all ages, races, ethnicities, socioeconomic statuses, and religions, and happens regardless of sexual orientation.

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September 20, 2017

In this issue:

  • New Tool to Assist Campuses in Selecting Sexual Assault Prevention Programs: RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network), a well-known anti-sexual violence organization, developed the Prevention Navigator to assist campus administrators and faculty members with making more informed choices when selecting the best sexual assault prevention program for their institution. Launched earlier this month, this free, online tool will help colleges and universities learn more about sexual assault prevention programs in use today and allow students and administrators to anonymously review prevention programs in which they have participated.
  • National Security Officer Appreciation Week: This week, September 17-23, 2017, is the third annual observance of National Security Officer Appreciation Week. This week was created as an opportunity to say thank you to security professionals and recognize their many contributions to our daily lives.

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September 13, 2017

In this issue:

  • Campus Fire Safety Month: Many students in the West and Northwest are currently coping with large wildfires that affect their daily routines. These tragedies serve as an important reminder that September is Campus Fire Safety Month, a nationwide effort that began in 2005 to raise awareness and educate students about campus-related housing fires.
  • ED Calls for Changes to Title IX Enforcement: On September 7, 2017, U.S. Department of Education (ED) Secretary Betsy DeVos announced the Title IX system "established by the prior administration has failed too many students" and that the "current approach isn't working." She further stated that ED and the Office for Civil Rights will launch a "transparent notice-and-comment process to incorporate the insights of all parties in developing a better way."

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September 6, 2017

In this issue:

  • National Preparedness Month: September is an opportune time to review our knowledge about preparedness and learn about actions and plans we can complete in advance of disasters. This year's overarching theme for National Preparedness Month is "Disasters Don't Plan Ahead. You Can."
  • Suicide Prevention Resources: Each year more than 44,000 Americans die by suicide. In 2015 suicide was the second leading cause of death for those aged 15-24, the age group making up the majority of those enrolled in degree-granting postsecondary institutions. Suicide and suicidal thoughts and behaviors can affect anyone regardless of demographic characteristics, and the effects of suicide on loved ones can be severe and far-reaching.

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