Safe Campus Bulletin – August 2012 PDF

News from Margolis Healy & Assoc.
Safe Campus Bulletin
Issue 1  |  August 2012 
In This Issue
Use U.S. Dept. of Education Reviews to Enhance Your Clery Compliance
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Yale Police Department Receives Training To Counter Violence Against Women
In Case You Missed It

 The New York Times interviewed Gary on student safety on campus.

Staying Safe on Campus

CNN recently interviewed Steven on reporting requirements for therapists and dangerous students.
Therapists walk fine line in reporting violent plans
Did You Know?

Nearly 4 out of 10 (39%) say their academic institution has not yet conducted a comprehensive safety and security vulnerability assessment (i.e., review the range of critical incidents, threats, vulnerabilities and safety/security needs).

Margolis Healy's 2011 Campus Safety and Security Findings Survey 

In The Field

Back to school means the first of many special events during an academic year appears on your calendar.  


The Margolis Healy's 2011 Campus Safety and Security Findings Survey found more than a quarter (28%) of respondents reported their institutions do not have updated policies or procedures for managing student special events.   

Coming Up

Everything a Risk Manager Should Know about Title IX, Clery, and Threat Assessment Teams

Gary Margolis and Steven Healy URMIA 43rd Annual Conference

9/29/12 - 10/3/12  

Providence, RI.  

More Information here. 


Stalking on Campus: Understanding Reporting & Investigative Opportunities 

Gary Margolis and Steven Healy Clery Center: 25th Anniversary Conference  

10/4/12 - 10/5/12

Washington, DC.

More information here. 

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As a new academic year begins, we welcome you to this, our inaugural issue of the Safe Campus Bulletin. Our goal is to share insights, news and practical tools useful to you as a campus safety, security or risk management professional.

Steven Healy and Gary Margolis
Use U.S. Dept. of Education Reviews to Enhance Your Clery Compliance

We're huge fans of routinely reviewing U.S. Department of Education (ED) Clery Act Program Reviews to identify trends with compliance challenges. It just makes good sense to learn from other's mistakes and use those lessons to enhance your compliance efforts.

The 2009 Final Program Review Determination (FPRD) of Tarleton State University, related appeal of the imposed fine, and final ruling from the U.S. Secretary of Education, Arne Duncan, provides noteworthy insight into the Review's findings, the appeal process, and associated proceeding.

The FPRD highlights a significant trend we see regarding collecting, classifying, and disclosing crime statistics. Of particular note, the Report cites several instances of over-reporting, shedding additional light on the need to understand how different offices at the institution must collaborate to ensure accurate disclosure. The Report also emphasizes the need for comprehensive training and orientation for all key Clery Act stakeholders, including campus public safety and student conduct officials.

Finally, the related appeal and Secretary Duncan's ruling give us a better sense of how ED is likely to impose fines, if an institution is found in violation. We highly recommend institutions use this Report and others as tools for self-audits and lessons learned.

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Yale Police Department Receives Training To Counter Violence Against Women

The Yale Campus Police Department participated in a two-day program entitled, "Campus Gender and Sexual Violence in Higher Education." Approximately 70 Yale University employees participated in the program lead by Margolis Healy.

"We were thrilled with this training," said Yale Police Chief Ronnell Higgins. "It provided our team with practical guidance and hands-on experience that will help us improve our response and handling of cases involving violence against women."

The violence against women training is part of Yale's ongoing efforts to comply with updated federal Title IX standards and regulations. Yale, one of several colleges to be hit with Title IX complaints, has established a new University-Wide committee on Sexual Misconduct to handle complaints and instituted mandatory prevention training for student organizations.

Margolis Healy and Associates, LLC, is a higher education consulting firm specializing in campus safety, security and regulatory compliance. 


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