Safety and Security

Safety & Security (Prepare and Be Aware)

Complying With the Clery Act

Resources are available to assist institutions to efficiently and effectively fulfill requirements of the Jeanne Clery Act.

locking university doors

The Safer Campus

Locking the Doors

Finding the best solution for securing college and university doors is a challenge for security professionals.

emergency management

The Safer Campus

What We Can Learn From Mikey Mouse

Leveraging Disney's organizational behavior for emergency management at colleges and universities.

Guns On Campus

The Safer Campus

Guns On Campus?

Will giving students permission to carry guns on campus make college life safer? Opinions differ.

Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design

The Safer Campus


Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design offers design choices that can enhance safety and security.

Troubled Students

Business (Managing Higher Ed)

It Takes A Village

More college and universities are finding success in using campus teams to manage troubled students.

Fire & Life Safety (Focus on Preparation and Prevention)

Reviewing Fire Code Changes

Ask questions and institute the changes necessary for compliance.

Access control on colleges and universities

Safety & Security (Prepare and Be Aware)

Getting Into College, Today

Affordable new access control technologies are changing the way students get into college buildings.


For the past decade, fire safety programs on college and university campuses have focused on keeping students safe while in campus residence halls and fraternity and sorority houses, buildings that are often most at risk. While from a numbers standpoint, campuses are relatively safe from the effects of fire, there are a number of small, too often deadly, fires in student housing on campus generally caused by student carelessness. There are a number of ways to enhance student fire safety.

Green Haven

Everybody loves the idea of creating a clean, green world and passing that world on to future generations. People recycle competitively, monitor energy usage dashboards, and approach LEED certification with gusto. Security, on the other hand, is reactive. Most individuals don’t really consider it until an event brings safety to the forefront. Yet both must co-exist on today’s college campuses even though they may be at odds.

Top Information Technology Risks 2013

Information technology is a highly dynamic, rapidly evolving sector. So are the risks and threats that surround it, and the functions it provides for our institutions. Effective risk management is essential.

Turning Risk Into Resilience

Higher education has already taken a leadership role in climate mitigation — that is, preventing climate change by reducing greenhouse gas emissions — as displayed by the 660 signatory campuses of the American College & University Presidents’ Climate Commitment (ACUPCC) who have collectively reduced net carbon emissions by 25 percent in just five years. Now, higher education must take the lead in climate adaptation — preparing for and responding to the impacts of climate change.

Business Continuity Revisited

Following the enormous destruction caused by Hurricane Katrina and other disasters over the past decade, institutions have placed higher emphasis on disaster recovery and business continuity planning, testing, and execution. Business continuity plans are built on a foundation of processes, people, information, technology — and perhaps most importantly, assumptions. Whatever the level of careful planning now in place, we must continue to reassess all of these elements. And whatever was in place before November 2012, Superstorm Sandy forces a careful, objective, and immediate reconsideration.

How to Welcome Campus Visitors

Can security people on an open college campus ensure that a visitor — someone from outside the campus community — doesn’t walk onto campus and begin stealing laptops or, worse, start shooting people? Of course they can’t. Then again, it probably is possible to discourage crime at all levels by presenting a friendly and welcoming yet security-conscious face to visitors.

Sandy Goes to College

College Planning & Management asked four schools in New Jersey to describe their preparations and their experiences battling Hurricane Sandy at the end of October.

Has your college/university had problems with fraternity/sorority hazing on your campus?

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