Our Mission is Safety
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When parents of high school and college students were asked to rank which factors were most important to them when choosing a college for their student, the most important factor was a safe environment (74.5%). Unfortunately, only one-third (34%) of college students report feeling very safe on their college campus at night.
Leading colleges and universities understand the need to effectively communicate with students, faculty and staff about safety issues and prepare them for unexpected incidents and emergencies.
Safe Communities America®, an accreditation program, recognizes U.S. communities and universities committed to improving safety. The Safe Communities model, an international approach to injury prevention, creates safer environments for students to succeed and thrive.
Accreditation requires universities to build campus-wide partnerships to understand how individuals get hurt, develop plans to address safety issues that impact students, faculty and staff, and measure progress. University Safe Communities are making a difference on their campuses:
More than 95,000 university students, faculty and staff are living, working and studying in a Safe Community. Joining the movement provides:
Members of the Safe Communities America network are leaders in promoting safety and preventing injury. Each has made a commitment to ensure their community is a safe place to live, work and visit. The following universities are currently accredited Safe Communities:
See the full list of accredited Safe Communities here. This list is growing all the time as new communities join the movement to Keep Each Other Safe.
Download this brochure to get a conversation started about turning your university into a Safe Community.
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