ERIC Number: ED336001
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Campus Safety: A Survey of Administrative Perceptions and Strategies.
Beeler, Karl J.; And Others
This paper reports the findings of a 1990 nationwide survey of chief student affairs administrators addressing college and university campus safety issues. Respondents (N=701 out of a total of 1,091 recipients) completed a 24 item questionnaire, and the results were analyzed using frequencies and cross-tabulations for comparisons by size of enrollment, location of campus, type of campus, and size of residence hall system. Results indicated that most colleges and universities provide security foot patrols and vehicle patrols, student escort services and, to a lesser degree, emergency telephones around campus. At institutions with residence halls, safety education/awareness programs are common. The study also found that factors of institutional size, campus location and residential culture influence security and safety. Finally, the report categorizes successful safety programs in five ways: traditional services (campus police, patrols, student-staffed security programs etc.); education and support programs (from general security precautions to in-depth crime victim advocacy); planning, policy, and information strategies (crime reports, safety studies and review, research, and broad based intervention); environmental and technological modifications (construction, landscaping, and electronic technologies); and community action groups. The data are detailed in tables with explanatory notes. A copy of the survey instrument is included in Appendix A. (JB)
Descriptors: Campuses, Crime, Crime Prevention, Dormitories, Group Experience, Higher Education, Lighting, Safety Education, School Security, Security Personnel
National Association of Student Personnel Administrators, 1875 Connecticut Ave., NW, Suite 418, Washington, DC 20009-5728 ($5.00).
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Policymakers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: National Association of Student Personnel Administrators, Inc.