Weekly Snapshot Archives - 2019/08
August 28, 2019
In this issue:
- NCAA Releases Second Edition of Sexual Violence Prevention Toolkit: This month, the NCAA Sport Science Institute, in partnership with the NCAA Office of Inclusion, released the second edition of Sexual Violence Prevention: An Athletics Tool Kit for a Healthy and Safe Culture. The original toolkit was published in October 2016 after the NCAA Sexual Assault Task Force issued a call to action to all NCAA members, including colleges and universities, athletics conferences and affiliated organizations to address the issue of sexual violence "appropriately and effectively to make campuses safe for all students." The toolkit serves as a companion piece to the 2014 NCAA publication, Addressing Sexual Assault and Interpersonal Violence: Athletics' Role in Support of Healthy and Safe Campuses.
- Consular Notification On Campus: We are pleased to share the following updated article with you on the topic of consular notification obligations for law enforcement, including campus law enforcement officers, written by Carmen Hills, Public Affairs Officer, U.S. Department of State. U.S. law enforcement officers, including campus law enforcement officers, must be aware of the unique consular notification obligation that arises when arresting or detaining foreign nationals in the U.S.
August 21, 2019
In this issue:
- September is National Campus Safety Awareness Month: This September marks the 11th annual observance of National Campus Safety Awareness Month (NCSAM), a month-long awareness campaign that first launched in 2008 by the Clery Center with unanimous support from Congress. This year's campaign theme, Bridging the Gap, focuses on campus safety prevention and response work that is commonly confused or misunderstood.
- Get Ready for Hazing Prevention Week: National Hazing Prevention Week (NHPW) takes place September 23-27, and is an opportunity for university and college campuses, K-12 schools, communities, organizations, and individuals to join together and raise awareness about hazing, educate others about hazing's impact, and ways to prevent it.
August 14, 2019
In this issue:
- National Preparedness Month Is Coming: September is National Preparedness Month (NPM), a time to promote family and community disaster and emergency planning. This year's overarching theme is "Prepared, Not Scared. Be Ready for Disasters." The goal is to increase the number of individuals, families and communities that engage in preparedness actions for a potential disaster or emergency.
- Engage Your Campus in Suicide Prevention: September is a busy time, filled with orientations, trainings, and national observances. One of the most important, in light of continuing research confirming the rising number of students struggling with anxiety and depression, is National Suicide Prevention Month. Campus prevention coordinators and other campus and student leaders can find suicide prevention resources in a variety of locations to use this September and throughout the year.
August 7, 2019
In this issue:
- Important Resources Following El Paso and Dayton Tragedies and HSIN Access: On Sunday, August 4 th, the FBI held a phone call with federal, state, and local partners discussing the mass casualty incidents that happened over the weekend in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio. As a follow up, the Office for State and Local Law Enforcement emailed a compilation of law enforcement sensitive (LES) information from both incidents and a suite of products and services made available by federal partners. In order to access these LES and/or For Official Use Only (FOUO) materials, law enforcement officials are encouraged to join the Homeland Security Information Network (HSIN). Many applicants are sworn police officers; however, non-sworn campus safety officers who are sponsored by their local municipal police department may be eligible for access to specific communities.
- Make a Difference for Campus Fire Safety Month: September is National Campus Fire Safety Month (NCSFM), a time to raise awareness among parents, students, administrators, and legislators about the importance of fire safety. Now in its fifteenth year, and proclaimed annually by several states, NCFSM is coordinated each year by Massachusetts-based Campus Firewatch on behalf of parents who have lost children in college-related fires.