Latest News from the Clery Center for Security On Campus

NCSAM Active Shooter Scenarios Webinar Recording Available
According to a recent survey from Campus Safety Magazine, 25% of colleges and universities are not prepared to handle an active shooter scenario on their campus. In this panel discussion hosted by the Clery Center for Security On Campus, our panel of experts discusses how to prepare and respond effectively to active shooter scenarios on campus. Panelists include:Amber Chiang, APR | Public Information Officer, Bakersfield College and Kern Community College DistrictPaul Dean | Chief of Police and Executive Director of Public Safety, University of New HampshireFrank Zebedis | Chief of Police, Winthrop University This free webinar helps... Read More
Clery Center Launches Online Clery Act Training Seminar
The Clery Center for Security On Campus announced the launch of its Online Jeanne Clery Act Training Seminar program today. Developed in partnership with Campus Safety Magazine, the Online Jeanne Clery Act Training Seminar program is the first of its kind, and translates the Clery Center’s in-person training curriculum—vetted and developed with support from the U.S. Department of Education and U.S. Department of Justice—into a comprehensive, multimedia course designed for campus professionals.  Since 2005, over 25,000 individuals from hundreds of institutions nationwide have relied on the Clery Center’s trainings as they navigate an... Read More
NCSAM Webinar Recording Available
September is National Campus Safety Awareness Month (NCSAM)! The webinar, "Let's Connect: Mobilizing Your Campus During NCSAM" focuses on engaging your campus community during National Campus Safety Awareness Month and throughout the school year. During this webinar, the Clery Center, Promoting Awareness, Victim Empowerment (PAVE), and institutional partners from St. Cloud State University, Emory University, and the University of Michigan:  - Illustrate how to incorporate the free Safe Campus, Strong Voices toolkit into your programming efforts on campus - Highlight additional free programs and resources to use throughout the year,... Read More
Clery Center Launches Collaborative Pilot Program
The Clery Center is excited to announce the launch of the Clery Center for Security On Campus Collaborative Program (“the Collaborative”), a new learning membership initiative that aims to improve collaboration between and within institutions of higher education as they work to build safer campus communities.“Our goal is to help institutions break down the natural silos that can exist between departments and across disciplines and bring them together in the spirit of collaboration,” said Clery Center Executive Director Alison Kiss. “The Collaborative was inspired from feedback our organization has received from institutions and officials in... Read More
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Clery Center Receives FEMA Grant
The Clery Center is pleased to announce it has received a $231,870 grant award from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Working with partners like the Michael H. Minger Foundation, Campus Firewatch, Rowan University, University of Pennsylvania, and the Philadelphia Fire Department, the Center will create an educational fire safety video and outreach campaign that is relevant and easy to view and share to better educate and engage college students nationwide on this important topic.“Campus-related fires are a concern for all colleges and universities and our organization always strives to provide education in a meaningful way,”... Read More
On the passing of Senator Lautenberg
Throughout his political career, Senator Frank R. Lautenberg was an advocate for victims’ rights and campus safety. Senator Lautenberg was passionate about fire safety; he and New Jersey Representative Bill Pascrell introduced the Campus Fire Safety Right-to-Know Act (RTK), which aimed to address concerns related to fires in college and university residence halls and off-campus student housing. The core provisions from the Campus Fire Safety Right-to-Know Act were included within the Higher Education Opportunity Act, signed into law by President George W. Bush in 2008. RTK provides parents and students with information about an institution’... Read More
U.S. Department of Education Offers Preliminary Guidance on Campus SaVE
On May 29, 2013, the Department of Education, in an electronic announcement, provided some preliminary guidance regarding the implementation of the Campus Sexual Violence Elimination Act (Campus SaVE), included within the Violence Against Women Act reauthorization. In the announcement, they provide an expected timeline for the changes ("the first Annual Security Report that must include the new required information is the report that must be issued by each institution by October 1, 2014") and call on institutions to "make a good faith effort to comply with the statutory requirements in accordance with the statutory effective date."You can... Read More
Jeanne Clery Campus Safety Award Call For Entries
Do you know someone who does extraordinary things to make college and university students safer? If so, we invite you to submit a nomination for the Jeanne Clery Campus Safety Award. Please click here to access the entry form.Entry Deadline | May 21, 2014  Read More
Campus SaVE Webinar Available
Free Webinar on Campus SaVE
On March 7, 2013, President Obama signed a bill that strengthened and reauthorized the Violence Against Women Act. Included in the bill was the Campus Sexual Violence Elimination Act (Campus SaVE), which amends the Jeanne Clery Act and affords additional rights to campus victims of sexual violence, dating violence, domestic violence, and stalking. From its inception, the Clery Center provided insight to and advocated for this legislation and we are committed to supporting institutions as they evaluate their own campus process. During this free webinar, the Clery Center and other non-profit partners:Reviewed the changes to the ActOffered... Read More
Security one2one Winter Summit
If you oversee the security for a campus or university and will be actively purchasing security products in 2013, apply to join the Clery Center at Security one2one Winter Summit by ISC, February 24-26 at Chateau Élan in Braselton, GA. It is more important now than ever to make sure your security products and equipment are up-to-date and working properly to ensure the safety of your students, faculty, staff and guests.Security one2one Winter Summit by ISC presents an opportunity for you to be fully hosted (airfare, transportation, housing and meals) at this unique event upon qualification. The event organizers carefully select who can... Read More