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OD: Preventing Campus Violence: An Integrated Approach to Threat Assessment and Management

Recorded October 15, 2008


Although colleges and universities are safer than most environments, recent events have driven home the realization that all campuses are at risk of violence. In response, institutions are evaluating ways to instill a culture of security and develop strategies to prevent violence on campus. This program will share details of an integrated approach to threat assessment and management that evolved in response to a mandate for the North Carolina university system.

Identifying potentially violent members of the campus community before they act is vital in preventing tragedy. Adopting an appropriate threat assessment model can help reduce the risk of violence, ensure a prepared response, reduce exposure to liability, and instill public confidence. Drawing from a variety of sources, our presenters will explain the principles of threat assessment and how to set up a cross-functional campus team and establish an organizational structure that supports identification, tracking, and management of threats

What You Will Learn:

  • Understanding of the “standard of care” in assessing and preventing threats
  • How to utilize screening of potential students and employees as one element of an integrated approach
  • An understanding of threat assessment models and their application in the campus environment
  • The importance of establishing wide responsibility for reporting concerns and delineating consequences for inappropriate behavior

Who Should Participate?

  • Business officers and administrators
  • Public safety officers
  • Student affairs personnel
  • Risk management
  • General counsel

Meet the Presenters:

  • David Rainer, Associate Vice Chancellor, Environmental Health and Public Safety, North Carolina State University
  • Peter Romary, Director of Student Legal Services, East Carolina University

Course Information:

    • Course Level: Overview
    • Length: 100 minutes
    • Prerequisites: none



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