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Ready to Respond: Case Studies in Campus Safety and Security Book

The National Campus Safety and Security Project (NCSSP), led by NACUBO, sought to help colleges and universities develop comprehensive emergency management plans that address the four phases of emergency management: prevention/mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery. Six institutions were selected for study based on best practices and a diversity of approaches to an array of safety and security issues. Presented in this book for the first time, these case studies offer valuable insights on safety and security practices that can be adapted for other institutions that are grappling with many of the same issues.


Business Officer Articles

Concealed Weapons on Campus (February 2018)
A chief business officer leads the effort to implement a new weapons policy at Kansas State University.

OMG! Is That Real? (January 2017)
Social media alert systems can help institutions remain vigilant and minimize incidents and threats on campus, and to students, faculty, and staff.

When Activism Rises (September 2017)
How campuses respond to protests.


Selected Resources

The Handbook for Campus Safety and Security Reporting (2016)
Published by the U.S. Department of Education to help colleges and universities comply with campus crime reporting requirements under the Clery Act. 

Campus Security / U.S. Department of Education  

International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators
IACLEA is a membership association focused on campus public safety providing educational resources, advocacy, and professional development services.

National Association of Clery Compliance Officers and Professionals
NACCOP is a professional association for campus officials responsible for compliance with the Clery Act. It provides professional development including a certification program, and opportunities for information sharing and collaboration.



Preparing for Campus Protests and Civil Disobedience


Emergency Preparedness

When thinking about disaster preparedness and recovery, colleges and universities are no different than traditional businesses - they should not operate without a disaster plan. In developing your institution's plan, keep these three elements in mind: the human toll, physical resources, and business continuity. NACUBO's Emergency Preparedness resource page helps you develop or refine your plan, respond to and recover from an emergency, and reduce risk through mitigation.