Creating a Campus Culture of Caring Support

By: CLC Staff

With campus safety top of mind for higher education institutions across the country, many student affairs professionals are looking for ways to create a culture of caring support on campus. When students, faculty, and staff support and help each other, our campuses become safer for everyone.

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How to Build a Threat Assessment Team on Campus

The list of potential risks and threats a university or college campus may face is quite long and complex. Threat assessment teams can facilitate the process of managing these threats, handling the decision-making process, and developing a supportive and proactive campus culture. Every team...

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U.S. Department of Justice Releases Campus Climate Survey Research and Resources

 The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) earlier this week released a landmark new study on sexual violence in higher education that is consistent with prior national data, but it most significantly demonstrated the importance of collecting institution-specific “climate survey” data directly...

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Evaluating Your Campus Safety Approach for 2016

Every day, student affairs professionals face difficult decisions about how to respond to serious problems related to sexual violence, mental health, alcohol and drug use, missing students, Title IX compliance and the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), campus public safety, threat assessment,...

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Title IX and Clery: Key Differences and Similarities

Every week there is a new headline about a very common problem on campuses today. A student is assaulted after midnight near her residence hall. A professor resigns after repeated allegations of sexual harassment. Student athletes accuse their university of sex discrimination because of a...

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Effective Means To Launch a Bystander Intervention Program

Concerned about the alarming rates of sexual assault and misconduct throughout colleges, Phil Ruthkosky, Associate Dean at Wilkes University in Pennsylvania, has been diligent about implementing a “bystander intervention” program as a means to provide immediate help for students—and both to...

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Can Cell Phones Create More Police Accountability?

 The video clip that was first posted on Facebook is only 15 seconds long, but that was enticing enough to quickly amass a million views, and was troubling enough to call in the NAACP to condemn a white law enforcement officer and the FBI is instigate an investigation whether excessive force had...

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Connie Kirkland discusses the Sexual Violence Elimination Act

Connie Kirkland is the Director of the NOVA Cares Office at Northern Virginia Community College, where she chairs the Threat Assessment Team, coordinates behavioral intervention and support services for the college, and manages the college Sexual Assault Services program. Last year, she spoke...

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A Filmmakers' Insights Into the Recent Oregon School Shooting

On December 11, 2012, a 22-year old man rushed into the mall at Clackamas Town Center in Oregon and shot dead two people. Eighteen months later and about 18 miles away, there was another shooting in Oregon, when a high school shot another student and then himself at Reynolds High School on the...

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Happy One Year Anniversary: Checking in on the “It’s On Us” campaign

Last September, the White House announced an ambitious campaign to change culture on campuses: The “It’s On Us” campaign. At first glance, the concept does not seem dissimilar from previous generation public-service announcements, like “Say ‘No’ To Drugs.” A series of short videos—often with...

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