Campus Safety

Guns on campus: A majority of students support restrictions

Restrictions on firearms—or the lack thereof—are playing a larger role in students' college choices, a new survey finds.

Which institutions have the highest number of reported campus crimes?

Twenty-seven institutions from 16 states reported 145 or more campus crimes in 2022, according to a new report compiled from U.S. Department of Education data.

Schools need faster emergency response technology. What’s the holdup?

Despite the swiftness with which a shooting can occur, institutions have been slow to update their security systems, frustrating vendors who believe higher education leaders are letting practical campus solutions run right through their fingertips. 

Black students are most common targets as school hate crimes double

Higher education and K12 accounted for 10% of the hate crimes reported from 2018 to 2022, according to an FBI study that also looked at the ethnicity and religion of the victims.

University of Nevada, Las Vegas cancels class following shooting on campus

“It was terrifying. I can’t even begin to explain,” UNLV professor Kevaney Martin said. “I was trying to hold it together for my students, and trying not to cry, but the emotions are something I never want to experience again.”

As sparks continue to fly on campuses, how can colleges uphold free speech?

Free speech advocates' calls to uphold open debate on college campuses is intersecting with a rise in verbal and physical violence against Jewish and Muslim students. Who can leaders rely on to help revive civil dialogue?

How policymakers are confronting antisemitism amid growing verbal and physical attacks on campuses

Antisemitic incidents in the U.S. have increased 388% since Oct. 7, compared to the same time last year, according to the Anti-Defamation League. Much of this activity has occurred at some of the nation's most well-regarded institutions.

How a “culture of silence” at Liberty U prompted a federal investigation

A Clery Act investigation by the Education Department suggests the Christian university discouraged people from reporting crimes and underreported the claims it received. Undermined allegations of sexual violence reached the top of administration, according to investigators.

At least 21 colleges and universities announce campus closures following Hurricane Idalia

As the hurricane lands in the United States, it will be carving its path through Florida and up through coastal Georgia and the Carolinas. 

Here are 2 campus safety measures colleges are buying into

Institutions are displaying a revamped focus to strengthen student safety measures, many of which are bolstered by emerging technologies.

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