Campus safety only starts with Clery Act compliance, so we work with educators and legislators every day on new initiatives to build the kinds of communities college students and employees deserve.
National Campus Safety Awareness Month (NCSAM)
With unanimous congressional support in 2008, September became National Campus Safety Awareness Month. Today, Clery Center continues to partner with institutions of higher education to develop educational resources, create professional development opportunities, plan events, and spread the word about the positive power of a safe campus environment.
OVW Campus Grant Program
The U.S. Department of Justice’s Office on Violence Against Women created the Campus Grant Program, which helps fund the development of campus programs to prevent violent crimes against women. This initiative also designates technical assistance providers to act as subject matter experts in support of these programs. Clery Center is proud to serve as the technical assistance provider for Clery Act compliance, and consults with campus grantees to implement these important programs.
Kristin’s Krusade: A dating violence prevention initiative in memory of Kristin Mitchell
Clery Center has received a grant from the Kristin Mitchell Foundation to launch Kristin’s Krusade, an initiative that will provide a national platform to KMF’s mission to educate on the warning signs and dangers of dating violence, domestic violence, and stalking. We are developing a program that will provide awareness and resources for primary prevention for students, families, and campus professionals. Kristin’s Krusade will also endow a fellowship for a student or professional in a related field to further their education and training with Clery Center. Check back here for more information in late 2018! Read more about the history of the Kristin Mitchell Foundation and Kristin’s Krusade on the KMF website.
Public Safety Roll Call Video Series
The First Step: Public Safety Roll Call Video Series, created by Clery Center in partnership with Allied Universal, allows you to begin training your officers on topics like the role of campus security authorities under the Clery Act, sexual violence, trauma-informed response to reports, how to connect with members of the campus community, and the importance of campus public safety officers in the broader campus community.
“We Don’t Haze” Project
Despite increasing awareness, hazing victimization continues to be an issue at both the high school and college levels. In this 17-minute documentary, victims share personal stories about their experiences with hazing. Viewers will learn what hazing entails, why it is problematic, and how they can accomplish unity and team-building goals with positive, powerful alternatives to hazing.
Campus Fire Safety Awareness
We have partnered with the Michael H. Minger Foundation, Campus Firewatch, Rowan University, University of Pennsylvania, and the Philadelphia Fire Department to create The Alarming Truth, a short film on the importance of fire prevention and safety for college students, especially those living off campus.