NCSAM 2017 Webinars

First Step: Building Clery/Title IX Reporting Structures

Strong, cross-campus collaboration for reporting incidents of sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence, and stalking is essential in ensuring compliance under both the Clery Act and Title IX.

This webinar outlines the necessary foundations of reporting systems that complement each other, prevent double counting, take into account reports from both CSAs and Responsible Employees, and aggregate data from confidential reporting sources such as professional or pastoral counselors. We also discuss challenges that some CSAs, such as victim advocates or ombudspersons, face in their reporting responsibilities.

First Step: Understanding the Basics

Whether you have been responsible for ensuring Clery compliance for years or are brand new to a campus safety department, some aspects of compliance may generate more questions than others.

This webinar’s content will focus on answering frequently asked questions about Clery compliance.

Additionally, we will highlight how to make one of our newest resources, our Clery Fast Facts document, a valuable tool to use as you become your campus’ own Clery expert and explain implementation strategies to other campus constituents.

First Step: Training Campus Safety Professionals

Training campus professionals on various aspects of safety and violence prevention enables informed decision making when it counts. This webinar will air clips from our new free roll call video series created in partnership with Allied Universal (AUS) and give information on how to access and use them at your own institution. AUS will join us and share information on the importance of ensuring staff feel informed in their roles.

View this recording if you are unsure where to start when it comes to training new campus safety professionals or those new to a safety/security role on a college campus or are looking for new techniques or tools for doing so. You will learn tips to lay the groundwork for your own personalized training programs and find answers to frequently asked questions about how to train your team.

The following Public Safety Roll Call video clips were also referenced throughout the webinar and were viewed interactively during the session. http://www.aus.com/clerycentervideos

Please pause the recording and view these videos when prompted:

  1. CSA Video
  2. Sexual Violence & Higher Ed Video
  3. Trauma Informed Response to Reports Video
  4. Communicating with Your Campus Community Video
  5. “Part of the Fabric” Video

First Step: Effective Prevention Practices to Transform Your Campus Safety Efforts

It has been two years since the VAWA Amendments to the Clery Act went into full effect, but many institutions still struggle with understanding and executing the primary prevention program and awareness campaign requirements for new and current students and employees. This webinar will provide an overview of these requirements and offer two tools to use help campuses assess and strategically plan their prevention efforts.

EVERFI’s Campus Prevention Network (CPN) has examined the current state of sexual assault prevention to identify positive national trends in higher education and spotlight areas that schools need to continue to focus their attention. During this webinar, Holly Rider-Milkovich, Senior Director of Prevention Education at EVERFI, will:

  • review a comprehensive framework for effective prevention
  • offer new insights on the state of sexual assault prevention across the country
  • spotlight several campus case studies of excellent prevention in action
  • share a new tool for all schools to assess and benchmark their prevention efforts, the Sexual Assault Diagnostic Inventory (SADI)

Clery Center will unveil a sample primary prevention programming plan that provides an example of what an academic year of programming could look like in tackling the required components highlighted within the VAWA Amendments to the Clery Act for new students and employees as well as current students and employees.

Campus Sexual Violence: Student Rights, University Responsibilities, and Legal Liability Pursuant to the Clery Act & Title IX

This webinar will discuss the legal framework that establishes students’ rights and universities’ obligations with respect to sexual violence and harassment, dating violence, domestic violence, and stalking on college campuses.

The presentation will review the key requirements of the Clery Act and Title IX law and guidance, and will utilize real cases and scenarios to highlight the universities’ response, investigation, remediation, and reporting duties.

NCSAM Series: The Evolving Landscape of Title IX and Clery Compliance

This webinar is a panel discussion featuring Gina Maisto-Smith and Leslie Gomez of Cozen O’Connor Law Firm and Steven Healy of Margolis Healy to discuss the most recent updates in the world of Title IX and Clery enforcement by analyzing recent guidance release from the Department of Education and policy release by the NCAA.

This discussion will be moderated by Clery Center’s own Abigail Boyer, Associate Executive Director of Programs.

Past Years' Webinars

Institutions rarely ask the Clery Center “When is the annual security report due?”, demonstrating that many institutions are focused on the timeliness of the publication of this very important document.  This webinar will address some of the other areas of publishing the ASR that are not as black and white so participants walk away feeling prepared as they conduct a once over of their report before October 1st.  We will address common challenges such as how to tackle separate campuses, ensure disciplinary procedures and processes are noted for both students and employees, addressing the “hows” as much as the “whats” within policy statements for timely warnings and emergency notifications, and more.

The ability to keep our students safe relies on system-wide commitment, infrastructure, appropriate staffing, and adequate funding. However, these foundational elements are often nonexistent or insufficient for supporting policies and programs that will effectively address the challenges that threaten our students’ safety and wellbeing. This webinar will provide insights and strategies around elevating the prioritization and impact of prevention, focusing predominantly on high-risk drinking and sexual assault. Presenters will share campus examples and data-driven approaches for garnering the buy-in and resources needed to keep our students safe and successful at college and beyond.

At a time of continuous growth for institutions, there comes a need to redefine Clery geographic areas and boundaries.  Do you struggle identifying your non campus properties? Do you want to know what public property is now reportable when you widen the circle of your contiguous campus?  Do you not understand what category your study abroad programs fall under? You are not alone!

As institutions work to understand how crime impacts their own campus, the accurate and prompt collection of crime statistics becomes a powerful and critical tool.  Join us for this webinar on September 21st focused on identifying, evaluating, and refining methods that ensure accurate collection of reports of Clery Act crimes from your campus security authorities and overall campus community.

This webinar, presented by the Clery Center in partnership with the VTV Family Outreach Foundation, will share insight regarding evidence information practices to reduce high-risk drinking and associated negative consequences.

A year into the implementation of the VAWA Amendments to the Clery Act, institutions are examining their work in primary prevention, awareness campaign creation, and disciplinary processes for the crimes of sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence and stalking.  This webinar will address how these requirements intersect with Title IX, guiding practices for designing a user friendly and comprehensive written notification, tips for creating inclusive and representative bystander intervention programs, and revisiting what risk reduction means as defined in the Clery Act. Participants will walk away with tangible action items to address these frequent areas of concern and enhance their work against sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence and stalking.

Two federal laws, the Clery Act and Title IX, dictate campus response to incidents of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. The requirements within each law complement each other; however, possible conflicts often arise in practice. This webinar will provide practical considerations for coordination and integration.