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Campus Safety

In Annual Statistics, Most Colleges Claim Zero Reported Sex Offenses

Adam Goldstein | Posted 09.30.2014 | 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...

Is Your College Student Safe?

Dr. Mike Metke | Posted 10.23.2013 | College
Dr. Mike Metke

A college once known as "the friendliest college in Texas" was friendly no more toward good students, but far too welcoming toward people without an educational purpose.

Pocket Police to the Rescue

Tyler Lopez | Posted 10.21.2013 | Technology
Tyler Lopez

Do we really want to extend police surveillance to our smartphones? Are we watched enough each day outside of our homes, or do we want to have another one resting on our bedside table?

5 College-Bound Conversations to Have Before Your Kid Hits Campus

Nancy Berk, Ph.D. | Posted 10.12.2013 | Parents
Nancy Berk, Ph.D.

While conversations about drug and alcohol use are critically important, there are also a few conversations most parents don't think to have until a problem emerges. Here are five topics you might want to explore with your child.

The Limits Of College Security

The Huffington Post/UMass-Amherst | Brittney Figueira & Chris Kornichuk | Posted 06.06.2013 | College

This article, written by investigative journalism students at the University of Massachusetts, is presented as part of a larger series addressing issu...

Not Our Job To Protect Man From Baseball Bat-Wielding Student, University Claims

AP | JESSICA GRESKO | Posted 05.28.2013 | College

-- A lawyer for a Maryland college is asking a judge to dismiss a lawsuit brought by a man attacked on campus by a baseball bat-wielding student, say...

Rhode Island Close To Ending Unique Ban

AP | DAVID KLEPPER | Posted 05.24.2013 | College

SOUTH KINGSTOWN, R.I. -- Police at the University of Rhode Island could soon be carrying firearms following a vote Thursday by state education officia...

Solving Big Problems on Campus

Aubrey Nagle | Posted 07.03.2013 | College
Aubrey Nagle

Have others experienced the same type of hazing or discrimination on campus? Spread the word! You don't need to explain every detail of your situation, and you can even remain anonymous by using social media.

6 Years Since the Virginia Tech School Tragedy, What Have We Learned About Campus Safety?

Kristina Anderson | Posted 06.16.2013 | College
Kristina Anderson

On a very basic and scary level, before our story became a national headline -- a "massacre" -- and before the heated discussions around violent video games and gun violence, it was a very real, vivid, and tragic series of loud, piercing, and fatal moments in time.