by Sean Hedden
For college and university campuses across the country, safety has become a priority since the tragic events on the Virginia Tech campus shooting on April 16, 2007. The VTV Family Outreach Foundation has brought together experts from multiple disciplines and created the 32 National Campus Safety Initiative (32 NCSI), which “aspires to raise the bare and awareness on a full range of campus safety issues.”
By offering resources that focus on areas of drug and alcohol use, emergency management, hazing, missing students, physical security, sexual violence, and threat assessment, they hope to “empower college and university community safety.” Particularly in doing so, 32 NCSI provides a free self-assessment that allows college staff to assess campus policy and procedures concerning safety on campus. If you are concerned about the safety of students on campus, this is vital resource in keeping our students safe.