2018 Resources

2018 Resources

Clery Act Essentials

A brief high-level overview of the Clery Act — perfect for sharing with campus constituents or trainings to inform and educate.

Drug Free Schools and Communities Act: Fitting into the ASR

Learn more about the requirements for drug and alcohol abuse prevention programming on college campuses and how they should be described in an ASR.

Rights & Options Guide

Under the Clery Act, students and employees have rights and options connected to prevention and response of dating violence, domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking. Check out this resource to learn more.

Explaining Hate Crimes under the Clery Act

This guide explains the differences between hate crimes under the Clery Act and bias-related incidents that might not qualify for such classification.

Timely Warning Guide

Explaining the intention of timely warnings helps your campus understand why they are issued. Review our timely warning guide for ideas on how to develop or revise a timely warning policy and share that information with your campus community.

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First Step Tools

Clery Fast Facts

A brief high-level overview of all major components of Clery Act requirements—perfect for sharing with campus constituents or trainings to inform and educate.

Reporting Flowcharts

Flow charts addressing how and when to report incidents of sexual violence depending on one’s role on campus and/or what type of information is received.

Roll Call Videos

Brief training videos targeted towards public safety departments highlighting areas to consider in addressing the prevention and response of sexual violence on campus.

Primary Prevention Programming Plan

Sample academic year programming plan broken up by months of the year and suggested areas of focus for prevention programs addressing sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence and stalking.

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National Hazing Prevention Week

September 24-28, 2018

Free film: We Don’t Haze

This 15-minute documentary interweaves personal experiences of victims and their families to illustrate the effects of hazing and to inspire students to create safer campus communities.

We Don’t Haze Discussion Guide for Faculty/Staff

Uses the film to spark conversation that gives strategies for identifying and responding to hazing

We Don’t Haze Discussion Guide for Students

Offers talking points for leading conversations with students about the topics covered in the film

We Don’t Haze Activity Guide

Provides suggestions for interactive activities to reinforce the themes addressed in the film/discussion guides

We Don’t Haze Companion Prevention Brief for College and University Professionals

Resource for campus professionals who want to understand and communicate effectively about hazing and develop strategies to prevent hazing

We Don’t Haze Companion Prevention Brief for General Audiences

Resource for general audiences (students, parents, etc.) who want to understand and communicate effectively about hazing and learn strategies for bystander intervention

Do you have a partnership with high schools? You can also find We Don’t Haze high school resources here

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Other Resources

Handbook for Campus Safety and Security Reporting

Developed by the U.S. Department of Education to present step-by-step procedures, examples, and references for institutions to follow to meet Clery Act requirements

Violence Against Women Act Amendments to the Clery Act – Preamble and Final Regulations

Final regulations for most recent amendments to the Clery Act; preamble provides insights on the Department’s perspective on key areas (also expanded in the Handbook)

2017 Office for Civil Rights Dear Colleague Letter

2017 letter stating the U.S. Department of Education’s withdrawal of the statements of policy and guidance on Title IX requirements (released in 2011 & 2014).

Office for Civil Rights Questions and Answers on Campus Sexual Misconduct

Guidance from the Department of Education on schools’ Title IX responsibilities concerning complaints of sexual misconduct, including peer-on-peer sexual harassment and sexual violence.

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Recommended Organizations and Resources

Campus Firewatch

What they do: Work to improve fire safety at schools and in communities.

What to look for: A monthly electronic newsletter on campus fire safety and other fire safety resources.


What they do: Engage, educate, and empower young people to prevent and end abusive relationships.

What to look for: Downloadable materials like palm cards, bookmarks, posters, and handouts addressing healthy relationships and the warning signs of abuse.

Black Women’s Blueprint

What they do: Work to end rape/sexual assault in Black communities and on Historically Black College and University (HBCU) campuses.

What to look for: Initiatives/campaigns to join and human rights reports, testimonials and videos to download and share or use to inform prevention and response efforts.

Casa de Esperanza

What they do: As a National Culturally Specific Special Issue Resource Center whose focus is working with Latin@ communities, Casa de Esperanza supports prevention and intervention efforts across the country to end domestic and dating violence.

What to look for: Information on trainings, resource library and toolkits for engaging men, language access and evaluation can be found at www.nationallatinonetwork.org, a project of Casa de Esperanza.


What they do: Provides bystander intervention train the trainer programs to institutions to implement their practices on their own campus.

What to look for: Information on bringing the training to your campus.


What they do: A national transgender anti violence organization providing direct services to transgender and gender non-binary survivors of sexual assault.

What to look for: Information on in person and online trainings and webinars and downloadable resources and publications.

Changing Our Campus Culture

What they do: Changing Our Campus Culture is a resource through the Department of Justice’s Office On Violence Against Women Campus Grant Program, which builds systems, programs, and policies for effective prevention and intervention strategies to address violence against women.

What to look for: A comprehensive online clearinghouse on sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking on campus.

National Sexual Violence Resource Center

What they do:  Provide  leadership in preventing and responding to sexual violence through collaboration, sharing and  creating resources,  and  promoting research.

What to look for: A variety of information about the impact of sexual assault, how to respond to survivors, and prevention of sexual violence, including a list of bystander intervention resources and examples.

Men Can Stop Rape

What they do: Mobilize men to use their strength for creating cultures free from violence, especially men’s violence against women.

What to look for: Free handouts on topics such as rape as a men’s issue, defining the rules between sex and rape, and athletes as men of strength.

The National Center for Campus Public Safety

What they do: Provide useful resources and information to support safer campus communities.

What to look for: A “living database” of resources such as white papers (including this one on the Clery Act), government funded studies, videos, webinars, & more.


What they do: Work with young people across the country to raise awareness about the warning signs of abuse and activate communities to work to change the statistics around relationship violence.

What to look for: A free, research-based film that educates the community about relationship violence, a campaign to help students identify relationship abuse, and other materials.

Stalking Resource Center

What they do: Promote awareness, action, and advocacy to enhance victim safety, hold stalking offenders accountable, and enhance the ability of professionals, organizations, and systems to effectively respond to stalking.

What to look for: Resources for National Stalking Awareness Month in January, including downloadable brochures, tips, and videos.

Promoting Awareness, Victim Empowerment

What they do: Work to prevent sexual assault and heal survivors through social advocacy, prevention education, and survivor support.

What to look for: Educational speakers and workshops and #ConsentIs kits for promoting consent.

Victim Rights Law Center

What they do: Work to ensure every sexual assault victim has an attorney and the most effective legal remedies available.

What to look for: Webinars and guides for safety planning with campus sexual assault victims and a no contact order guide.


What they do: Leading association for the advancement, health, and sustainability of the student affairs profession.

What to look for: Thought leadership, professional development, and publications for student affairs professionals.

Tyler Clementi Foundation

What they do: Bring communities together to prevent bullying.

What to look for: The #Day1 Toolkit for Colleges and Universities, which gives institutions information they need to be aware of bullying and take actions within their own lives to put an end to it.

Peace Outside Campus

What they do:  Advocate for the protection of students by providing information about rental rights and working  with landlords and local college communities to develop and maintain improved safety measures in off-campus apartments.

VTV Family Outreach Foundation

What they do: Develop, enact, or support programs that address issues that contribute to harm such as bullying and mental health.                                             What to look for: Free and confidential campus safety assessment.

Michael H. Minger Foundation

What they do: Raise awareness and standards of campus fire safety for all students and address fire safety issues specific to students with disabilities.

What to look for: Resources for fire safety education on campus, including RA guides and videos.

Also check out The Alarming Truth, a free film on off-campus fire safety made in partnership with the Clery Center, Campus Firewatch, The University of Pennsylvania, Rowan University, and the Philadelphia Fire Department.

Northwest Network

What they do: Works to end violence and abuse within the LGBT community

What to look for: Initiatives and campaigns to join as well as downloadable resources and advocacy tools.

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Share With Your Community

National Campus Safety Awareness Month Letterhead

Downloadable National Campus Safety Awareness Month letterhead for campus communications about events and activities

Sample National Campus Safety Awareness Month Press Release

Sample National Campus Safety Awareness Month Press Release.

Sample Campus Security Authority (CSA) Letter

Sample letter to CSAs highlighting requirements and spirit of the Clery Act

Sample Campus Security Authority (CSA) Training Slides

Sample slides for training individuals identified as “Campus Security Authorities” under the Clery Act (NOTE: These slides will automatically download onto your computer when you click the link.)

Understanding Statistics

Explains Clery geography and what Clery Act crime statistics do and do not capture Campus Security Authority Training Slides

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Clery Team Action Steps

Project Plan: Compiling the Annual Security Report

Sample project plan for multidisciplinary teams compiling the annual security report (ASR)

Department of Education Clery Act Program Reviews: Common Themes

Identifies common themes in Department of Education Clery Act program reviews and action steps for addressing gaps

Project Plan: Creating a Clery Geography Map

Sample project plan for multidisciplinary teams identifying Clery geography and developing a campus map

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