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Guns on Campus: Best Practices and Lessons Learned

Health, Safety, and Well-being Assessment, Evaluation, and Research Campus Safety and Violence Prevention AVP or "Number Two" Faculty Mid-Level New Professional Senior Level VP for Student Affairs
October 12, 2022 Allison Tombros Korman Jill Dunlap Robin Brown Scott Peska

In 2015, NASPA–Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education, in partnership with ACPA–College Student Educators International and Stylus, published College in the Crosshairs. The volume included a chapter outlining 10 best practices for college and university administrators to help prevent and respond to incidents of gun violence. Since that publication, mass shootings on campuses and in nearby communities have continued to cause irreparable harm. This research report is designed to explore the extent to which institutions have adopted these best practices in the years since the publication of College in the Crosshairs.