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S. Daniel Carter
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S. Daniel Carter has been at the forefront of advancing campus safety and victims’ rights for over twenty years. He began his career in campus safety at the University of Tennessee – Knoxville after an on-campus murder. Mr. Carter graduated with a B.A. in Political Science and went on to work for Safe Campuses Now and then the Clery Center for Security On Campus. Currently, Mr. Carter serves as Director of the 32 National Campus Safety Initiative (32 NCSI) for the VTV Family Outreach Foundation, a national non-profit organization created by a majority of the families and survivors directly impacted by the April 16, 2007 tragedy at Virginia Tech. He also serves on the SurvJustice Board of Directors.

In 2008, Mr. Carter was recognized on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives as “probably the leading person in this Nation in advocating more action and tougher action against crimes that are committed on campus.” He also received the first Jeanne Clery Campus Safety Award in 1994 for “extraordinary things to make college and university students safer.” Through his work, Mr. Carter has helped to develop, secure passage of, and craft the regulations for seven major pieces of federal legislation, including the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act in 1998 and the Campus Sexual Violence Elimination Act in 2013. Additionally, Carter is a widely recognized public speaker on campus safety issues in the national media including on the CBS Evening News, MSNBC, NPR, and Time Magazine, and has taught several dozen Clery Act training classes to thousands of higher education professionals.

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Congress Should Act Now to Establish a National Center for Campus Public Safety

(0) Comments | Posted December 14, 2012 | 3:10 PM

At this time of year more than 18 million college and university students are getting ready for final exams, and many of them are preparing for commencement. Keeping them, and millions more faculty and staff, safe at both large events like commencement and every day are an often-overlooked...

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U.S. Senate Stands Poised to Extend the Violence Against Women Act's Protections to College and University Campuses

(0) Comments | Posted April 16, 2012 | 1:47 PM

The United States Senate is expected to vote soon on reauthorizing the bipartisan Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), which enjoys the support of 61 senators, possibly before the end of April, which is Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM). This measure will extend many important programs, and...

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U.S. Secretary of Education Should Weigh in on Virginia Tech Shooting Fine Reversal

(0) Comments | Posted April 3, 2012 | 10:40 AM

Last week an administrative law judge for the U.S. Department of Education (ED) relieved Virginia Tech of their obligation to pay a $55,000 fine for "an alleged failure to follow the timely warning requirements of the Clery Act" during the April 16, 2007 shootings on their campus. This...

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Congress Works to Prevent Sexual Violence at College

(4) Comments | Posted September 19, 2011 | 3:13 PM

Sexual violence diminishes the value of the more than $40 billion taxpayers invest in federal student aid for higher education every school year. Many of the quarter of all women in college who are the victim of a completed or attempted rape interrupt or even end their education...

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College and University Campus Communities Can Come Together to Eliminate Sexual Violence

(1) Comments | Posted March 11, 2011 | 5:00 PM

Last week a group of more than 200 students at Pennsylvania's Dickinson College staged a "sit-in" demanding that more be done about sexual assault on their campus. "We all know somebody who has been sexually assaulted on campus. It's too much of a prevalent issue on our campus...

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Why Colleges Should Run Background Checks on Student Athletes

(2) Comments | Posted March 3, 2011 | 8:31 AM

For college athletes, especially football players, getting in trouble with the law is nothing new, but many people may be surprised at just how common this is. One out of every fourteen players from the preseason Top 25 NCAA football teams in 2010 were found to have been...

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