Campus Safety and Emergency Management
To enhance school safety, the Department of Homeland Security offers funding, training, and resources for efforts such as providing money for emergency preparedness, training school bus drivers in security and hardening school buildings’ vulnerability. It is important to stay up-to-date on the latest materials surrounding campus safety and emergency management.
The National Center for Campus Public Safety
The National Center for Campus Public Safety's (NCCPS or the National Center) mission is to bring together all forms of campus public safety, professional associations, advocacy organizations, community leaders, and others to improve and expand services to those who are charged with providing a safe environment on the campuses of the nation's colleges and universities.
Campus Fire Safety Awareness
Since 2000, there have been more than 85 fatal fires at American colleges and universities. Other nonfatal, but nonetheless dangerous, fire-related injuries are suffered by students and staff at institutions of higher education each year.
National Criminal Justice Reference: Campus Safety
Nearly all campuses had a mass notification system that used email, text messages, or other methods to alert and instruct students, faculty, and staff in emergency situations. Additionally, programs such as the Bureau of Justice Assistance-funded National Center for Campus Public Safety exist to support campus officials in creating safer and stronger campus communities.
Crisis Response Resources
Helpful resources to assist school districts with the ongoing concerns of the mental health aspects of crisis planning and crisis response.
Resources for Keeping Schools Safe and Drug-Free
Lists clearinghouses, online workshops, publications, conference materials, and more from the U.S. Department of Education.
Disasters happen everywhere, and every member of the family can prepare. Preparedness for the future starts today. Whether you’re a kid or teen yourself, a parent or loved one, or work with youth, Ready Kids has tools and information to help before, during and after disasters.
Our efforts to end campus violence are focused where we believe they will have the most impact: working with colleges and universities to help them understand and comply with the requirements of the Clery Act.
Practical Information on Crisis Planning Brochure
Taking action now can save lives, prevent injury, and minimize property damage in the moments of a crisis. If you do not have a crisis plan in place, it is time to develop one. If you have one, review, practice, and update your plan. This brochure is designed to assist schools and communities in either situation.
The Citizen Corps program includes a national network of over 1,200 state, local, and tribal Citizen Corps Councils bring together local government, business, and community leaders who work to prepare their communities for disaster and to make them more resilient.
Building a Disaster-Resistant University
Building A Disaster-Resistant University is both a how-to guide and a distillation of the experiences of six universities and colleges that have been working to become more disaster-resistant.
NFPA 1: Emergency Action Plans, when are they required and what do I include?
A facility’s emergency action plan (EAP) is a critical component to being prepared for a (hopefully unlikely) emergency. A coordinated effort, via the execution of an EAP, can no doubt contribute to a more successful response and outcome during and after an emergency.
Office on Violence Against Women (OVW)
The Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) provides federal leadership in developing the national capacity to reduce violence against women and administer justice for and strengthen services to victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking.
College Drinking Prevention
This is your one-stop resource for comprehensive research-based information on issues related to alcohol abuse and binge drinking among college students.
Readiness and Emergency Management for Schools (REMS)
The Readiness and Emergency Management for Schools (REMS) Technical Assistance (TA) Center supports K-12 schools, colleges, and universities in providing emergency management resources, training, and publications with improving and strengthening their emergency management plans.
Campus Safety and Security Reporting Training
Campus security and safety is an important feature of postsecondary education. The Department of Education is committed to assisting schools in providing students nationwide a safe environment in which to learn and to keep students, parents and employees well informed about campus security.