ERIC Number: ED265774
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Achieving Reasonable Campus Security. Self-Regulation Initiatives: Resource Documents for Colleges and Universities, No. 2.
American Council on Education, Washington, DC.
Steps colleges can take to minimize the likelihood of violent crime on campuses are recommended, and administrative responsibilities are identified. Important basics are to inform campus members about security risks and about procedures for summoning aid during an emergency. While attending to educational values, colleges should consider whether access of uninvited visitors to campus should be restricted or monitored. With security in mind, each college should periodically examine its grounds-keeping standards and the adequacy of outdoor lighting and ensure that access to master keys is restricted. A campus with grounds as well as buildings should consider having an escort or shuttle service. Colleges offering on- or off-campus housing to undergraduates should provide some form of supervision within student housing on security issues. A related concern is providing training for student-housing supervisors responsible for safeguarding security. Training for security officers and procedures for communicating complaints about the performance of officers are also needed. If security officers are authorized to carry guns or chemical restraints, additional policies and procedures are required. An established pattern of communications and relations with the local police is important. (SW)
Descriptors: Campuses, College Housing, Crime Prevention, Dormitories, Guidelines, Higher Education, Information Needs, Law Enforcement, Police School Relationship, Resident Assistants, School Security, Security Personnel, Violence
American Council on Education, One Dupont Circle, Washington, DC 20036.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: American Council on Education, Washington, DC.