Being aware of how students view their campus safety experiences can help institutional leaders create safer campuses. It can also help them create a culture where students feel they can turn to those charged with keeping them safe, even those who enter college with a distrust in police officers. Six campus safety approaches and actions to consider, based on the results of a Student Voice survey conducted by Inside Higher Ed and College Pulse with support from Kaplan, include…

  1. Be transparent about data and policy
  2. Help make the area around campus safer
  3. Cultivate relationships between campus security and students
  4. Add visible security and more visibility to campus walkways
  5. Ensure a connection between campus safety and mental health awareness
  6. Work to minimize instances of students harming one another

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