National Campus Safety Awareness Month

September is National Campus Safety Awareness Month and each year Clery Center provides professional development resources and learning opportunities to support your work on campus. Learn more about this year’s theme and connect to this year’s resources below.

Bridging the Gap

Understanding what you are required to do or recommended to do is different from being able to actually do it. When it comes to campus safety prevention and response, multiple voices and perspectives sharing what must or should be done can confuse what is actually required or how to best implement those requirements. Similarly, it can be difficult to create buy-in at an institution for support in campus safety work when questions about requirements or best practices are left unresolved or unanswered.

This National Campus Safety Awareness Month Clery Center will provide multiple free professional development opportunities through webinars, resources, and tools that clarify areas of campus safety prevention and response work that are commonly confused or misunderstood. From sharing strategies about dating violence prevention to distinguishing the differences between timely warnings and emergency notification, to explaining what a biennial review actually is, this NCSAM we are focused on providing answers that give a greater understanding of Clery Act requirements and implementation. The key to effectively addressing campus safety is to bridge the gap between theory—or requirements—and practice. Use this month’s resources and strategies to enhance your own understanding of current campus safety best practices and improve your own prevention and response procedures.

Use our 2019 hashtags on your social media posts so we can view and share your #NCSAM19 activities! Tag your posts with @clerycenter #NCSAM19 and #CleryBridge!