Safety and Security

Fire & Life Safety (Focus On Preparation and Prevention)

Self-Inspection Programs

Reduce demands on staff and improve safety through self-inspections.

Curtailing Sexual Abuse and Violence on College Campuses

Colleges and universities in the U.S. need to step up their game to help victims of sexual abuse and domestic violence and to prevent future assaults too often related to alcohol abuse.


Safety & Security (Prepare and Be Aware)

Doors 101

Doors, door hardware and emergency lighting are vital components of a secure campus environment.

Fire & Life Safety (Focus on Preparation and Prevention)

The Fire Prevention Office

Tips for developing an effective fire prevention program for your campus.

Emerging Technology (Enhancing, Engaging, Connecting)

Smartphones as Cyber Targets

Smartphone use and applications are outpacing the technology needed to protect them.

Proactive Emergency Management

Safety & Security (Prepare and Be Aware)

Ten Steps to Proactive Emergency Management

An action plan to improve the safety and resilience of your college or university, even if you are dealing with limited resources.

Safety & Security (Protecting Campus Resources)

Where Is Your Training Focus?

Evaluate your preparation for potential terrorism incidents.

Improving Fire Safety

Improving Fire Safety

A Mix of Technology and Education

Security Technology

Safety & Security (Prepare and Be Aware)

The Right Security Technology for the Job

Technology can help protect people and property on a university campus. Too often, though, schools have the wrong technology.

Communication Tools

Technology (Innovations For Education)

Communication Tools: Meeting Expectations

With effective and timely communication vital to all campus constituents, the right tools must be planned, in place and operating smoothly.

Fire-Mitigation Planning

Developing a fire-mitigation plan is as important as the plan itself.

Campus fencing

Facilities (Campus Spaces)

Good Fences Make Good Neighbors

Campus fencing serves many different functions, be it to enhance landscaping or visual identity, for safety, noise reduction and privacy, or directing traffic. There are any number of types of fencing and other amenities to consider when site planning on campus.

Editor's Note (The View From Here)


Safety and sustainability

Safety & Security (Prepare and Be Aware)

Secure & Sustainable

Achieving a balance between a facility's safety and sustainability begins in the design stages.

Has interest in sustainability initiatives—from alternative energy and water conservation to “green” landscaping, recycling, fossil-fuel divestment, local sourcing, and more—waned on your campus?

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