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.

NCSAM 2017: Take the First Step

When problems feel large and insurmountable, typical advice suggests breaking them down into manageable pieces. This makes sense, but only if you know where to start! Managing all of the moving parts of campus safety can feel cumbersome and overwhelming, especially when you are responsible for multiple functions. You might find yourself wishing for a guide to point you in the right direction and provide helpful tips, or simple, concrete steps of what to do first.

During this year’s National Campus Safety Awareness Month, Clery Center provided a guide to “first steps” in addressing many common campus safety concerns and showing you how to begin to approach common challenges.

Check out the NCSAM 2017 website

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