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Campus Safety

Safety and Security: Not Just for College Students

Patricia McGuire | Posted 08.30.2015 | College
Patricia McGuire

Colleges and universities are soft targets for legislators; it doesn't take much moral courage for a Senator to beat up on a university that allows a predatory quarterback or arrogant frat boys to get away with horrible offenses against women. Shame on the university presidents who have looked the other way.

This App Tells Your Friends You Got Home Safe

The Huffington Post | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 08.26.2015 | Media

GOOD Magazine: Now Your Friends Can Keep You Safe by Digitally Walking You Home at Night It turns out there may be an upside to surve...

When A College Reports Zero Sexual Assaults, That's A Terrible Sign

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 08.17.2015 | College

Close to half of residential four-year colleges nationwide reported zero sexual assaults from 2011 to 2013, according to a new analysis of ...

It's Not what YOU Say; It's what Google Says

Gary A. Olson | Posted 08.08.2015 | College
Gary A. Olson

In the age of the Internet and social media, the "truth" about a campus incident -- that is, the narrative that everyone believes is the true account of what happened -- often is not a factual rendering of what occurred.

Keeping Daughters Safe When They Go Off to College

GalTime | Posted 06.12.2015 | College
GalTime

The roller coaster of college acceptances and decisions is finally done, and pretty soon, you'll be hauling hampers and hangers and laptops to your daughter's first dorm room.

Checking Intention: How We Can Promote Constructive Online Dialogue

Lauren E. Galvan | Posted 05.23.2015 | Technology
Lauren E. Galvan

This morning, I realized that I live in an era in which silencing others' opinions online means psychologically shutting people up, or making people f...

Tyler Kingkade

Here Are The Colleges That Discipline Students The Most For Drug-Related Offenses

HuffingtonPost.com | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 02.03.2015 | College

The University of California, Santa Cruz took the top slot for the most campus disciplinary actions relating to drugs, according to a new analysis fro...

UVA President Promises To Be A Leader In Campus Safety

AP | BROCK VERGAKIS | Posted 02.03.2015 | College

After being thrown into the national spotlight on issues of sexual assault, the University of Virginia will consider plans to create a research instit...

In Annual Statistics, Most Colleges Claim Zero Reported Sex Offenses

Adam Goldstein | Posted 11.30.2014 | College
Adam Goldstein

If the Obama administration is serious about preventing sexual assault on campus, it has to start by actually enforcing the minimal requirement that the colleges attempt to count the number of students brave enough to speak out about the crimes they've experienced.

Senators Join Undergrads at First-Ever Monument to Rape Survivors

Rebecca Nagle | Posted 11.04.2014 | College
Rebecca Nagle

To recover and thrive through rape, survivors need and deserve support at every level including from their peers, their community, popular culture, government and institutions. What exists in the United States, currently, is the opposite.

The College Talk: The One Thing Parents Need to Tell Children Leaving for College

Shanlon Wu | Posted 10.29.2014 | College
Shanlon Wu

Lists abound about what you need to tell your children before they leave for college. But no "Top 3" or "Top 25" list can ever address the infinite worries, hopes and fears that accompany your children leaving for college.

Why Colleges and Universities Should Be Worried About Campus Sexual Assault Investigations

Shanlon Wu | Posted 10.25.2014 | College
Shanlon Wu

The storm of criticism, investigations and lawsuits arising from the campus sexual assault crisis suggests that this is a critical opportunity for colleges and universities to self-examine the weaknesses in the existing systems of prevention and investigation of sexual assaults.

College Football, Sexual Assaults, and University Accountability

Adam Banner | Posted 10.12.2014 | Crime
Adam Banner

With the college football season set to officially begin on August 23, many collegiate teams find their rosters in question, with a number of football players accused of sexual assaults against other students. Should the university's investigation override a legal presumption of innocence? Maybe.

Women Don't Feel As Safe As Men On College Campuses

The Huffington Post | Nina Friend | Posted 06.26.2014 | College

Women feel less safe on college campuses than their male counterparts, according to a recent Chegg survey. The survey found 43 percent of female s...

Improving Campus Sexual Assault Investigations: Will Independent Investigators Help or Hurt?

Shanlon Wu | Posted 08.21.2014 | College
Shanlon Wu

The recent White House Task Force report on campus sexual assaults recommends that colleges and universities consider using a "single investigator" model to improve campus sexual assault investigations. How might such a model work?

Obama Administration Calls For Better College Stats On Dating Violence

AP | By KIMBERLY HEFLING | Posted 08.19.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration wants colleges and universities to compile statistics on stalking, dating violence and domestic violence ...

UCSB Community Stands in Solidarity After Hate Crime

Madison Medeiros | Posted 07.27.2014 | College
Madison Medeiros

With regular concerts in the parks and a plethora of student organizations, Isla Vista seems like paradise on the outside. But once you look past the sea of beautiful people, the organic foods, and kegs lining Del Playa, you'll find a community where darkness easily hides, overshadowed by dub-step and glistening sunsets.

A Very Dangerous Campus

Peter Hackett | Posted 07.20.2014 | College
Peter Hackett

Far from being a leader in the field of prevention, evidence suggests that the problems of sexual assault may be more acute at Dartmouth than at many American universities.

College Campus Safety: What Parents and Students Should Know

Avital Zeisler | Posted 06.29.2014 | College
Avital Zeisler

In a letter penned to the Senate Committee Appropriations leaders, Senators Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) and McCaskill (D-Miss.) called for an increase in the federal funding required for better investigation and appropriate enforcement of sexual assault laws.

Why Using Campus Security Stats to Rank Colleges Won't Work

Annie E. Clark | Posted 06.18.2014 | College
Annie E. Clark

As I told the mother interested in sending her daughter to a "safe school," families should look at the written and practiced policies at an institution.

How We've Progressed Since Virginia Tech

HuffPost Live | Posted 04.16.2014 | College

On April 16, 2007, Seung-Hui Cho, a senior at Virginia Tech, shot and killed 32 people and wounded 17. HuffPost Live goes on campus to see what has pr...

Tyler Kingkade

Should U.S. News' College Rankings Include Campus Safety?

HuffingtonPost.com | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 04.11.2014 | College

A group of lawmakers sent a letter to U.S. News & World Report this week urging the magazine to include information about campus safety in its highly ...

Newsflash: College Administrators Have No Clue How to Handle Sexual Violence on Campus

Ken Schneck, PhD | Posted 06.08.2014 | College
Ken Schneck, PhD

Even as the chorus of voices decrying that college campuses have not done enough to both address and prevent sexual violence continues to crescendo, there still somehow is this universal sense that college officials are going out of their way to turn a blind eye to these issues on our campuses.

Virginia Tech Shooting Survivor Makes Terrific App To Stop Campus Crime

BroBible | Posted 11.18.2013 | College

In 2007, Kristina Anderson survived three gunshots during the Virginia Tech massacre. Her French teacher and 11 classmates were killed, and, since the...

Virginia Tech Shooting Left 'Living Legacy' Of Campus Safety Changes

AP | STEVE SZKOTAK | Posted 01.23.2014 | College

RICHMOND, Va. — RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The families of victims and survivors of the 2007 massacre at Virginia Tech call campus safety measures i...