32 National Campus Safety Initiative™ (32 NCSI™)
NASPA and the VTV Family Outreach Foundation
32 National Campus Safety Initiative™ (32 NCSI™) is a program offered through a partnership between NASPA and the VTV Family Outreach Foundation that empowers college and university campus communities to make more informed decisions about campus safety. Developed by a team of leading experts, 32 NCSI is a robust self-assessment tool that colleges and universities can use to conduct an objective analysis of a full range of institutional safety and security facilities, policies, and procedures. Following the tragedy at Virginia Tech in 2007, survivors and victims’ families joined together to uncover all the dimensions of campus safety and facilitate a forum where national experts could develop best practices and resources. The result is a self-paced, online self-assessment program that looks at key areas of campus safety in one review. 32 NCSI is solutions-focused, not compliance-based, and assists institutions with implementing and reinforcing holistic procedures to strengthen campus safety. Using 32 NCSI, colleges and universities can better assess themselves across nine critical areas: alcohol and other drugs, campus public safety, emergency management, hazing, mental health, missing students, physical security, sexual violence, and threat assessment.