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Campus Safety

Measured Risk In A Complicated World

John A. Roush | Posted 07.05.2016 | Home
John A. Roush

Centre College is committed to educating global citizens who are prepared to contribute meaningfully in a diverse marketplace of ideas where innovation and creativity are influenced by a broad array of perspectives.

A Wish List for College Presidents

Elura Nanos | Posted 12.04.2016 | Home
Elura Nanos

College presidents spend the majority of their time asking on behalf of their institutions. Requests for alumni donations, research funding, parental support, student involvement or staff compliance are made in an effort to preserve and expand on the college's (real or imagined) greatness.

I Want to Feel Safe: It's Time to End Violence Against Women on Campus

1,000 Dreams Fund | Posted 11.25.2016 | Home
1,000 Dreams Fund

When will college campuses provide the security where women won't be scared to walk alone to their classes? Where women won't have to feel violated? When women won't have to protect themselves from unwanted attention? When will no actually mean no?

LaGrange College Athletes were Cool.

Elaine Williams | Posted 10.13.2016 | Home
Elaine Williams

I guess what I keep learning over and over, is that when I am authentic, vulnerable, and coming from the place of trying to make a difference, then the audiences will come along with me for the ride.

The University of Texas Faculty Are Watching Oregon Uneasily

The Conversation US | Posted 10.03.2016 | Home
The Conversation US

In the spirit of defending personal and organizational interests,I hope that the university will make provisions to protect the interests of the students, staff and faculty who want to work, teach and learn in gun-free environments where everybody can freely express his or her ideas without fear.

Brandon Dawson Rocks at Elmira College.

Elaine Williams | Posted 09.10.2016 | Home
Elaine Williams

I thank you, Brandon Dawson, for the work you are doing at Elmira College. You help make a difference more than you know. The leaders at Elmira are doing all the right things and having the tough conversations to make it a safe and happy campus. And who doesn't want more of that?

Safety and Security: Not Just for College Students

Patricia McGuire | Posted 08.30.2016 | Home
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 09.10.2015 | Home

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 surveillan...

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

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 08.17.2015 | Home

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

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

Gary A. Olson | Posted 08.08.2016 | Home
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 06.11.2016 | Home

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 | Home
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 | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 02.03.2015 | Home

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...

In Annual Statistics, Most Colleges Claim Zero Reported Sex Offenses

Adam Goldstein | Posted 11.30.2014 | Home
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 | Home
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 | Home
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 | Home
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 | Home
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 | Home

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 | Home
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?

UCSB Community Stands in Solidarity After Hate Crime

Madison Medeiros | Posted 07.27.2014 | Home
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 | Home
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 | Home
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 | Home
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 | Home

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...