Campus Safety Introduces ‘National Campus Safety Month Supplement’

LOS ANGELES—Campus Safety magazine today announced the release of its “National Campus Safety Awareness Month Supplement,” a special publication designed to help U.S. colleges and universities follow new federal rules relating to campus emergency response and notification, missing student notification, fire safety reporting and hate crime reporting.

The regulations, which are included in the Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA) of 2008 and Clery Act, were passed by Congress in part because of the tragic 2007 Virginia Tech shootings. Ensuring that campus communities get immediate notification about active shooters on campus is the most widely known change to the HEOA, but the amendments that went into effect in July are actually much broader in scope, claims S. Daniel Carter, who is Security On Campus’ Director of public policy and one of the experts who contributed to the supplement.

“They are intended to make sure that campuses are better prepared to respond to all types of emergencies – from active shooters to fires to infectious diseases – by establishing a framework for the response as well as campus community involvement and oversight,” he says.

The “National Campus Safety Awareness Month Supplement” features Carter, as well as Center for Campus Fire Safety President Paul Martin, who provide clear, no-nonsense guidance on how colleges and universities can appropriately implement the new rules outlined in the HEOA and revised Jeanne Clery Act.

“Their expert insight is particularly timely in that U.S. colleges and universities must submit their campus crime reports to the U.S. Department of Education by Oct. 1, and these reports must be in compliance with the new rules,” says Campus Safety Executive Editor Robin Hattersley Gray. “This supplement will help institutions of higher education abide by the new law and, more importantly, build a better understanding of the issues surrounding college and university safety and security, which is the goal of National Campus Safety Awareness Month.”

Specific guidelines on emergency notification, emergency response policies and testing.

Specific guidelines on missing students.

Specific guidelines on the new fire incident reporting requirements.

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