Affiliate entities are an important part of the campus public safety community. They include groups such as federal agencies, associations serving institutions of higher education, and professional and nonprofit organizations. We have compiled a list of these affiliates, listed alphabetically, for your easy reference. This is a "living list" that will continue to grow and expand over time. We encourage you to regularly visit this list for updates.
Data.gov provides data, tools, and resources to conduct research, develop web and mobile applications, design data visualizations, and more. The Data.gov team works at the U.S. General Services Administration, and data on the site is open source and provided by hundreds of organizations, including Federal agencies.
Department of Education (ED)
ED's mission is to promote student achievement and preparation for global competitiveness by fostering educational excellence and ensuring equal access. ED is committed to establishing policies on federal financial aid for education, and distributing as well as monitoring those funds; collecting data on America's schools and disseminating research; focusing national attention on key educational issues; and prohibiting discrimination and ensuring equal access to education.
Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
DHS has a vital mission: to secure the nation from the many threats we face. This requires the dedication of more than 240,000 employees in jobs that range from aviation and border security to emergency response, from cybersecurity analyst to chemical facility inspector. DHS' duties are wide-ranging, but their goal is clear - keeping America safe.
Department of Justice (DOJ)
The mission of the DOJ is to enforce the law and defend the interests of the United States according to the law; to ensure public safety against foreign and domestic threats; to provide federal leadership in preventing and controlling crime; to seek just punishment for those guilty of unlawful behavior; and to ensure fair and impartial administration of justice for all Americans.
Depart Smart’s mission is to protect students abroad by: creating awareness about the risks and lack of state or federal oversight in the big business of student programs in foreign countries; providing the tools, resources, and information necessary to empower youth and students engaged in study, travel, adventure, goodwill, and exchange programs abroad to be actively engaged in decisions affecting their safety; advocating for thoughtful state and federal protections, oversight, minimum standards, and mandated publicly transparent reporting on the health and safety record of programs; and ensuring every single one of them comes home safely with a rewarding experience.
Disaster Resilient Universities® (DRU)
In 2000, six schools participated in the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Disaster Resilient Universities® (DRU) pilot initiative. The intent of FEMA’s initiative was to support university efforts to reduce and manage vulnerability to hazards. Although FEMA did not continue the program, several institutions of higher education, including the University of Oregon, kept the core concept of the DRU® alive and developed it into a nationwide network in partnership with the International Association of Emergency Managers’ Universities and College Caucus. Access the DRU® Overview (PDF) for more information on the history of the DRU® along with summaries of all DRU® activities and resources.