Perceptions of Campus Safety – Are You Helping Your Students Feel Safe?
While tragic incidents like Columbine and Virginia Tech have created an increased awareness of campus safety and security, most college students reveal they still feel fairly safe on campus. A recent study by three Southern Illinois University scholars has revealed most students are not particularly worried about encountering an active shooter on campus. The survey of more than 5000 students discusses attitudes towards on-campus crime, perceptions of risk and safety, personal experiences and understanding of campus safety measures. What was perhaps most interesting about the report was the recommendations by the students to reinforce public safety training and communicate emergency procedures with students, facultyRead More →