ERIC Number: ED575475
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Jun
The Handbook for Campus Safety and Security Reporting. 2016 Edition
US Department of Education
Campus security and safety is an important feature of postsecondary education. The Department of Education is committed to assisting schools in providing students nationwide a safe environment in which to learn and to keep students, parents and employees well informed about campus security. These goals were advanced by the Crime Awareness and Campus Security Act of 1990. The Department is committed to ensuring that postsecondary institutions are in full compliance with that Act, and enforcement of the Act is a priority of the Department. This handbook was developed by the U.S. Department of Education to present step-by-step procedures, examples, and references for higher education institutions to follow in meeting the campus safety and security requirements of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended. This handbook replaces the 2011 version and includes information on how institutions can comply with the changes the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013 made to the Clery Act. Three appendices are included: (1) Links to the "Higher Education Act of 1965" Safety- and Security-related Laws and Regulations; (2) Sample Letter to a Local Law Enforcement Agency to Request Crime Statistics; and (3) Checklist for Campus Safety and Security Compliance.
Descriptors: School Safety, College Environment, Guides, Compliance (Legal), Higher Education, Federal Legislation, Educational Legislation, Geographic Location, Crime, Discipline, Weapons, Drug Abuse, Drinking, Data Collection, Law Enforcement, Campuses, Diaries, Emergency Programs, School Policy, Annual Reports, Violence, Sexual Abuse, Aggression, Dating (Social), Information Dissemination, Statistics, Fire Protection, Check Lists, School Security
US Department of Education. Available from: ED Pubs. P.O. Box 1398, Jessup, MD 20794-1398. Tel: 877-433-7827; Fax: 301-470-1244; Web site: http://www.edpubs.gov
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Higher Education
Authoring Institution: Office of Postsecondary Education (ED); Westat, Inc.; IT Innovative Solutions, Corp.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Higher Education Act 1965
Grant or Contract Numbers: ED04CO00590004|ED99CO0109|EDOPE15C0031|EDIES10C0016
IES Cited: ED574084