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Campus Safety ImageSpecial Feature: Campus Safety

Every year, college students throughout the country become victims of stalking, sexual assault, robbery, homicide, and other crimes. The law enforcement, mental health, student affairs, and legal professionals charged with identifying, assessing, and managing violence risk at colleges and universities throughout the United States provide an incredible service under unique and often challenging circumstances. Navigating the intricacies of privacy laws, preserving academic freedoms, complying with civil rights laws, and simultaneously ensuring a safe campus and workplace environment are tasks not easily accomplished. Efforts to maintain a safe campus are most successful when the community encourages campus staff, administration, students, parents, and community groups to collaborate (Campus Crime, Office for Victims of Crime, retrieved August 2014).

Each year since 2005, colleges and universities across the United States have recognized September as National Campus Safety Awareness Month. To address the need for resources and strategies related to crime and safety at campuses of higher education during National Campus Safety Awareness Month and throughout the year, NCJRS presents this compilation of publications and related materials focusing on campus safety.

Please select a topic from the following list or from the box at the right under the heading "Campus Safety" to learn more: