National Center for Campus Public Safety

Emerging Issues Forums

It is essential to campus safety efforts that there be a vehicle for identifying, in concert with campus executives, emerging public safety and emergency management challenges and potential solutions. To this end, the NCCPS facilitates emerging issues forums to convene subject matter experts, practitioners, relevant professional association members, and government agency representatives to devise consensus strategies for successfully addressing identified challenges in specific topic areas. Here you will find information on previously conducted emerging issues forums. If you have questions about any of our reports, or have a topic you would like to recommend, please contact us.

December 2016

Managing Student Mental Health at Historically Black Colleges and Universities

A growing national discourse on mental health is taking place in America, and that discourse is present at many of the country’s college and university campuses – campuses that are often struggling to meet their campus community’s mental health needs because they are… READ MORE

December 2016

Challenges in Preventing and Responding to Sexual Violence at American Community Colleges

Sexual violence on college campuses is a significant issue for institutions of higher education (IHEs), but one sector — community colleges — is often overlooked in the growing national discussion. These institutions, which number over a thousand, face challenges regarding… READ MORE

October 2016

A National Conversation on Police and Community Interactions on HBCU Campuses

On July 14, 2016, President Barack Obama held a televised town hall meeting, “The President and the People: A National Conversation,” to discuss race and policing in America. The event acknowledged that the national climate surrounding police shootings involving people of… READ MORE

September 2016

The Effects of Marijuana Legalization and Decriminalization on Campus Safety at Institutions of Higher Education

The number of institutions of higher education (IHEs) that operate in states where marijuana use is now legal or decriminalized is expanding, and those changes are creating new challenges for campus safety professionals at IHEs across the nation. A growing body of conflicting state and… READ MORE

August 2016

Policing Off-Campus Communities at Institutions of Higher Education

College and university campuses are more than just places people go to learn. They are integral parts of their local communities, and they employ and serve populations that extend far beyond the student body. Many institutions of higher education (IHEs) embrace this role, and they spend… READ MORE

May 2016

Institutionalizing the Clery Act at Institutions of Higher Education

On January 12, 2016, nineteen public safety and compliance executives from eight institutions of higher education (IHEs) and nine professional associations, with support from the National Center for Campus Public Safety (NCCPS) and the Clery Center for Security On Campus, gathered… READ MORE

May 2016

Emerging Issues in Managing International Programs at Institutions of Higher Education

Many college and university campuses in the US now have global footprints. They both welcome hundreds of thousands of international students every year and also send hundreds of thousands of students, faculty members, and staff all over the world to study, do research, and engage in… READ MORE

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