Best Practice categories include:
Best Practices in Campus Safety: GeneralRecognizes any general program or practice that enhances campus safety.
Best Practices in Preparation ActivitiesIncludes identifying campus stakeholders, completing assessment of potential crisis, and preparation (any program or practice that prepares a campus to successfully prepare for a safety or crisis issue in advance).
Best Practice in Prevention ActivitiesIncludes both passive and active education about campus resources, procedures, and protocols regarding institutional approach to threats, threat assessment, and threat management (any program or practice that prepares a campus to successfully avoid or minimize a safety or crisis issue).
Best Practices in Response ActivitiesExamples include immediate staff response, psychological response, facility response, and protocol implementation* (any response by a campus to an actual safety issue or crisis as it occurred including short term follow up).
Best Practices in Recovery ActivitiesExamples include long term grief outreach and care, facility repair and recovery, and documentation for future planning and reference (any long term response by a campus to an actual safety issue or crisis that occurred).
Best Practices in Educational ActivitiesAny program that educates a campus community or stakeholders on campus safety.
Best Practices in Environmental Health and SafetyAny program or practice related to Environmental Health and Safety.
Best Practices in College HealthAny program or practice related to College health issues.
Best Practices in CollaborationAny successful campus collaboration related to safety or crisis response.
Best Practices in Safety: General Non-Collegiate CategorySubmissions by those other than universities such as non-profits, companies, etcetera. The Campus Safety and Violence Prevention Knowledge Community Awards and Recognition Committee and select experts in the field of Campus Safety will evaluate submissions and select winners.
The nominator must be a NASPA member. The nomination should be submitted electronically via the submission from by the advertised due date. Submissions should not exceed 10 pages to include supplemental material. Please provide the following information:
- Name of program
- Submitter’s name, contact information, and NASPA number
- Brief statement of the program (less than 100 words)
- Best Practice category for which the program qualifies
- History of the program
- How it works
- Collaboration partners
- Alignment with current best practices/grounding in literature/framework
- Assessment results
- Sustainability of the program
- Lessons learned
- Advice for those who might wish to adopt/adapt the program
- Websites/other information that showcases the program
2018 | Safe@Weber LGBTQ+ Consent Project
Best Practice in Prevention Activities - Weber State University
2017 | Sexual Assault Prevention and Education Center
Best Practice in Prevention Activities - University of Kansas
2017 | Event Permitting & Planning Committee
Best Practice in Preparation Activities - Florida State University
2017 | A.L.i.C.E. (Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, and Evacuate)
Best Practice in Educational Activities - University of Akron
2016 | Adopt A Hall Program
Best Practice in Collaboration Award - Louisiana State University
2015 | Housing Safety & Security Week
Best Practice in Educational Activities - Georgia State University
2015 | Fire Safety Online Education Module
Best Practice in Preparation Activities - Georgia State University
2015 | Santa Fe College Threat Assessment and Management Team
Best Practice in Prevention Activities - Santa Fe College