September is National Campus Safety Awareness Month

In 2008, National Campus Safety Awareness Month (NCSAM) was unanimously approved by Congress to encourage a public conversation on important topics in violence prevention at our nation’s colleges and universities.

Our role with NCSAM at Clery Center has been simple: to partner with institutions of higher education to develop programs and resources that promote campus safety. Each year we choose a relevant theme, then work with college and university officials to spread awareness, inform institutional policy, and effect change.

College of Charleston participated in our #NCSAMtop5 Twitter contest by submitting this photo. Their Department of Public Safety hosted a Breakfast with Public Safety event on campus.

Moving Forward Together

NCSAM 2016 highlights

In 2016, Clery Center drove NCSAM engagement with programs that brought college and university officials into a nationwide discussion of campus safety.

Our NCSAM webinar series informed education professionals on a variety of Clery Act compliance and campus safety topics. Popular webinars included Annual Security Report, The Clery Act & Title IX: Practical Considerations for Coordination and Integration, and Reduce High-Risk Drinking on Your Campus.

Clery Center also started campus safety conversations on social media, where we shared insights on a daily schedule, promoted campaign-related hashtags, held a Twitter photo contest, and invited followers to create their own NCSAM Facebook pages.

To learn more about everything we accomplished last year, visit our NCSAM 2016 site.

Get involved in NCSAM 2017

It’s never too early to sign up to participate in NCSAM 2017. Participants will receive weekly emails during the month of September with information about free webinars, exclusive resources, safety tips, and other important material.