Safety and Security

Food Service Exhaust Systems

After a recent fire sprinkler activation on a food-service line, there was a review of what caused the sprinkler to activate. The activation was not due to a fire or a problem with the sprinkler head. It was determined that the sprinkler activated due to misplaced equipment under the hood.

Safety & Security (Protecting Campus Resources)

Active Shooter Response Training

Teaching Campus Buildings to Talk

Safety & Security (Prepare and Be Aware)

Teaching Campus Buildings to Talk

Security Technology

Safety & Security (Prepare and Be Aware)

Security Technology On Campus

A look at the newer security technologies colleges and universities are considering and using on campus.

Fire & Life Safety (Focus on Preparation and Prevention)

Electrical Safety

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.

emergency management

The Safer Campus

What We Can Learn From Mikey Mouse

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

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.

Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design

The Safer Campus


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

Fire & Life Safety (Focus on Preparation and Prevention)

Reviewing Fire Code Changes

Ask questions and institute the changes necessary for compliance.

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.

Guns On Campus

The Safer Campus

Guns On Campus?

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

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.

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.

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