The Violence Prevention focus area brings together a variety of NASPA programs that provide resources for members to build comprehensive and intentional violence prevention and response programs on their campuses, including providing primary, secondary, and tertiary prevention that address both the occurrence of violence and its root causes. Through involvement in NASPA’s many constituent groups, including the Campus Safety and Violence Prevention KC, Men and Masculinities KC, the Campus Sexual and Relationship Violence Prevention and Response KC, and Women in Student Affairs, you can engage with and learn from other professionals who are responsible for addressing a wide range of violence prevention and response concerns, including student conduct professionals, prevention educators, advocates, and Title IX coordinators, among others. Additionally, NASPA hosts professional development events such as the Sexual Violence Prevention and Response Conference: A NASPA Strategies conference among others, where you can learn how to educate yourself and others about violence and the culture that supports it, to become an advocate for victims, and to create more inclusive campus climates. NASPA is also proud to be the home of Culture of Respect, an initiative dedicated to working with college stakeholders to improve institutional efforts to address sexual violence on campus.
Crisis, Compassion, and Resiliency in Student Affairs focuses on the personal lived experiences of student affairs professionals who frequently encounter crisis situations and disasters on college and university campuses. The…Buy
Sexual violence on college and university campuses in the United States occurs at a rate that is both alarming and unacceptable. Stemming the tide of this violence requires a sustained…Buy
The Culture of Respect CORE Constructs Toolkit is a suite of six guides organized around the pillars of the CORE Blueprint to supplement its implementation. The guides include downloadable resources, tools,…Buy
Gun violence – whether rampage shootings, homicides or suicides – is a potential reality all campuses have to face. This book provides leaders in higher education – and particularly those…Buy
Colleges and universities in the United States are facing an epidemic of gender-based violence and widespread allegations that they are responding inadequately to the problem. This 5 Things Brief seeks…Buy
Historically, colleges and universities have been the battleground for many important civil rights concerns. Reflecting Back, Looking Forward contains 18 first-person narrative accounts taken from author's interviews with student affairs…Buy
Identity manifests in the way we lead, supervise, make decisions, persuade, form relationships, and negotiate responsibilities each day. Student affairs professionals, who are often at the center of transformative efforts…Buy
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Diversity, multiculturalism, and inclusion are values espoused by most colleges and universities; yet many educators, including those in student affairs, expect students to "magically" interact with peers from different cultural…Buy
Beyond the Americans with Disabilities Act is a primer and quick reference guide for higher education professionals who work with students with disabilities, both apparent and hidden. Written for administrators,…Buy
NASPA hosts various events throughout the year focused on violence prevention.
Ongoing NASPA initiatives that focus on or include violence prevention topics.
The NASPA Campus Safety and Violence Prevention Knowledge Community recognizes outstanding contributions in two ways: Individual / Group Awards and Best Practices Awards.
For graduate students attending the NASPA Annual Conference
Whether or not firearms are allowed on college campuses, students, staff, and faculty across the country are increasingly likely to be asked to consider or plan for gun-related violence. Gun-related violence in the United States is not, despite some claims, at the highest it has ever been, but it has been increasing over the last decade. Data from the Pew Research Center shows that 42% of Americans live in a household with a gun and that, whether someone personally owns a gun or not, US residents have broad exposure to them. At the state level, where most decisions about guns on campus are made, the gun lobby is noted for its tenacity, returning year after year to remove restrictions on when and where individuals may carry concealed weapons. Whether due to this concerted effort by the pro-gun lobby to systematically weaken state gun laws or not, a 2018 analysis conducted by the National Bureau of Economic Research finds there is a positive correlation between more permissive gun regulation and violent crime. Therefore, whether you support concealed carry on college campuses or not, changes in our broader gun laws will continue to impact students and student affairs professionals. This post by NASPA director of policy research and advocacy, Teri Lyn Hinds, describes key considerations for student affairs professionals and provides an overview of federal and state action related to guns that may impact college campuses.
The NASPA community joins those around the world who mourn the horrific attack at the Al Noor mosque and Linwood Islamic Centre in Christchurch, New Zealand.
Originally created during the 2016 NASPA Annual Conference in Indianapolis, NASPActs today is designed to provide ongoing outlets for social action and civic engagement opportunities, at the NASPA Annual Conference and year-round. At the 2019 NASPA Annual Conference, the #NASPActs19 Committee of the Equity, Inclusion, and Social Justice Division is sponsoring a series of five policy pop-up sessions that coincide with the 2019 National Student Affairs Day of Action (NSADA). Each session is scheduled for 20 minutes and designed to provide #NASPA19 attendees with a brief introduction to one of five different equity and inclusion areas along with suggestions for direct action they can take on the issue immediately. For our participants in NSADA who are unable to join us in person in Los Angeles, we are providing the information and resources that will be distributed during the Policy Pop-up sessions here.
This morning, NASPA director of policy research and advocacy, Teri Lyn Hinds, joined joined Sue Riseling, Executive Director of the International Association of College Law Enforcement Officers (IACLEA), David Bousquet, Immediate Past President of the IACLEA Board of Directors, Abigail Boyer, Interim Executive Director of the Clery Center, and Altmann Pannell, Director of Government and External Relations at IACLEA, at a briefing for Congressional staff on issues of campus public safety as part of IACLEA’s 10th annual Capitol Hill Day. Ms. Hinds spoke on briefly on a variety of topics including federal and state budgets and financial support for higher education, the reauthorization of the Higher Education Act, and several issues related to campus safety. Her prepared remarks are available below.