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National Center for Campus Public Safety

Weekly Snapshot Archives - 2018/05

May 30, 2018

In this issue:

  • LGBT Pride Month and Misgendering: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Pride Month is an annual celebration occurring in June to honor the 1969 Stonewall riots that took place in Manhattan. The riots are seen as the tipping point for the Gay Liberation Movement. Since that time, LGBT Pride Month and the efforts to achieve equal justice and equal opportunities for LGBT Americans has made historic achievements, though continued work is necessary.
  • National Safety Month - Ensure No One Gets Hurt: June is National Safety Month. Injuries are the leading cause of death for Americans ages 1 to 40, but there are many things people can do to stay safe and prevent injuries. Help spread the word about ways to reduce the risk of injuries and encourage faculty, staff, students, and others in your family and campus community to identify and report safety hazards.

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May 23, 2018

In this issue: 

  • Violence Against Women Act Visa and Immigration Resources: The State University of New York (SUNY), in partnership with professionals from across the country, prepared a resource that provides immigration and visa information for victims of sexual and interpersonal violence. SUNY, using expert volunteers and the translation service Language Line, has recently translated this resource into 120 languages and is providing copies at no cost to colleges and universities, government agencies, and not-for-profit organizations.
  • Who's Hiring in Higher Ed?: The results are in from the College and University Professional Association for Human Resources (CUPA-HR) 2018 Professionals in Higher Education Survey, and two areas, "other education" and "safety," were the fastest growing segments in the industry. The survey collected data on 219,175 professionals in 358 mid-level professional positions from more than 1,100 institutions of higher education.

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May 16, 2018

In this issue:

  • SAMHSA Launches New Resource Center: In April, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) announced the launch of their new Evidence-Based Practices Resource Center (Resource Center). The Resource Center contains a collection of scientifically-based resources including Treatment Improvement Protocols, toolkits, resource guides, clinical practice guidelines, and other science-based resources for nonprofit organizations, clinicians, policymakers, institutions of higher education, and others in the field. 
  • 2018 Leadership Tabletop Exercise Cybersecurity Overview and Resource Guide: The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) recently released the Leadership Tabletop Exercise (LTTX) Cybersecurity Overview and Resource Guide and photos from the 2018 LTTX. The guide provides members of the academic community with an overview of the format and structure of the pilot LTTX event as a model for initiating critical conversations with campus leadership on their roles in preparedness for, response to, and recovery from campus emergencies.

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May 9, 2018

In this issue:

  • Intervene: Cornell University's Award-Winning Bystander Program: Intervene is a bystander intervention program that includes a 20-minute online video and a 60-minute in-person workshop. It was developed by the Skorton Center for Health Initiatives, a unit within Cornell Health at Cornell University, in collaboration with the Cornell Interactive Theater Ensemble.
  • Save the Date: 2018 National Seminar and Tabletop Exercise for Institutions of Higher Education: On September 24-25, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security is holding the 2018 National Seminar and Tabletop Exercise at the University of Texas at San Antonio Student Union. This event will include workshop sessions, a tabletop exercise, and an after-action review session on preparing participants to respond to a campus emergency. This year's event will focus on threats of campus disorder during a large event.
  • National Fire Protection Agency Releases New Standard for Active Shooter/Hostile Events: On May 1, 2018, the National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA) announced the  NFPA 3000™ (PS), Standard for an Active Shooter / Hostile Event Response (ASHER) Program, the result of a 46-member NFPA Technical Committee on Cross Functional Emergency Preparedness and Response that was convened after the Pulse Nightclub mass shooting in 2016.

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May 2, 2018

In this issue:

  • Protect Your Everyday: If You See Something, Say Something: In an effort to strengthen campuses and community security, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Office of Academic Engagement is inviting your institution of higher education (IHE) to become a "If You See Something, Say Something®" campaign partner. Since 2016, more than 300 IHEs have partnered with the campaign. 
  • Clery Center and StopHazing Release Hazing Prevention Toolkit for Campus Professionals: The Clery Center and StopHazing Hazing Prevention Toolkit for Campus Professionals® is a data-driven Hazing Prevention Framework based on principles of prevention science and findings from the Hazing Prevention Consortium (HPC). The HPC includes member universities dedicated to advancing a comprehensive approach and building an evidence base for hazing prevention through a three-year mentoring process with StopHazing's prevention experts.

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