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2022 NCSAM Virtual Summit
Wednesday, September 14, 2022 to Thursday, September 15, 2022
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NCSAM 2022 Virtual Summit: Partners in Progress

September 14 • 1:00 - 5:00 PM ET
September 15 • 1:00 - 5:00 PM ET


Clery Center’s 2022 NCSAM Summit will bring together campus safety practitioners and higher education leaders from around the country to discuss how progress is best made when collaboration with partners takes place. Whether within your own institution or working with external community organizations, partnership enables collaboration, leveraging of skills, and idea generation to collectively make change happen.

This year’s virtual summit offers insight and experience through one on one interviews, panels, and roundtable conversations as well as networking opportunities for attendees to begin cultivating their own partnerships. 

The 2022 NCSAM Summit is completely free to attend but registration is required. The summit takes place 1-5:00 pm ET on Wednesday, September 14 and Thursday, September 15

Clery Center will be providing English closed captioning during this event.

As part of our sponsorship agreement for the NCSAM Virtual Summit which allows us to offer it at no cost, Clery Center will share registrants' contact information with our sponsors. Our sponsors will not share registrants' contact information with any third parties and will provide the opportunity to opt-out of communications from them at any time.





Networking Sponsor - TrackTik

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Session Sponsor - "When Compliance is the Challenge" - REES

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Supporting Sponsor - ZeroNow

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Supporting Sponsor - IACLEA



September 14 • 1:00 - 5:00 PM ET

1:00 – 1:20 PM ET
Welcome & Keynote Address
Partners for a Safe Campus: A Team Approach
Welcome: Jessica Mertz, Executive Director, Clery Center
Keynote: Dr. Marjorie Hass, President of the Council of Independent Colleges

1:20 – 2:10 PM ET
One on One with the Department of Education

Jim Moore, Senior Advisor for Clery Act Compliance and Campus Safety Operations, Department of Education
Join us for a rare opportunity to hear directly from Jim Moore, the head of Clery Act compliance at the Department of Education, during a moderated question-and-answer session. Gain invaluable insight on the current policy and guidance landscape that influences Clery Act and Title IX implementation.

2:10 – 2:15 PM ET

2:15 – 3:10 PM ET
Fostering Buy-In to Improve Campus Safety
Shelley Godeke, Clery Compliance Manager, Baylor University
Dr. Sylvia Gray, Senior Director of  Equity, Equal Opportunity, & Title IX, University of the South, Sewanee
Eric Sullivan, Director of Campus Safety Services, Williams College

At a time when campus safety procedures, from emergency management to campus policing to Title IX implementation are being scrutinized more than ever, this panel of campus safety administrators will discuss how they build trust in their communities  to identify needed changes and determine how they can partner together to do so. How is trust and rapport built? Who should do it and when? What information creates buy-in from other  departments? Join this panel to hear answers to questions like these and many more.

3:10 – 3:15 PM ET

3:15 – 4:05 PM ET
Campus Security Authorities: Our Partners in Progress
Abigail Boyer, Associate Executive Director, Clery Center
Jessica Mertz, Executive Director, Clery Center
Universities rely on their campus security authorities (CSAs) to not only report crimes, but to provide a connection point to the campus community. During this session we will discuss who CSAs are, how to effectively train them, and the role they play in ensuring a comprehensive approach to campus safety. Whether you are a campus security authority, have questions about the CSA role, or have responsibility for identifying and training CSAs, this session will share tools and resources to help strengthen partnerships across campus. 

4:05 – 4:10 PM ET

4:10 – 4:40 PM ET
Networking Sessions
Join these topic-specific sessions hosted by Clery Center partners with expertise in timely campus safety issues. Network, idea-share, and discuss the day’s sessions with fellow Summit attendees in a semi-structured atmosphere.

Session I: Technology Security Solutions
Hosted by Networking Sponsor: TrackTik

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Purnima Bihari, Director of Product Management, TrackTik
Jessica Mertz, Executive Director, Clery Center 

Session II: Hazing Prevention
Dr. Elizabeth Allan, Program & Outreach Coordinator, StopHazing
Abigail Boyer, Associate Executive Director, Clery Center 

Session III: Responding to and Preventing Hate Crimes
Elissa Buxbaum, National Director, College & University Programs, Anti-Defamation League
Elise Jarvis Wilson, Director, Law Enforcement Outreach and Partnerships, Anti-Defamation League
Rachel Matos, Associate Director of Programs, Clery Center


September 15 • 1:00 - 5:00 PM ET

1:00 – 1:30 PM ET
Opening Address
Introduction: Pearl Kim, Board of Directors Clery Center
Address: Rosie Hidalgo, Senior Advisor on Gender-Based Violence and Special Assistant to the President, White House Gender Policy Council 

1:30 – 2:30 PM ET
When Compliance is the Challenge - sponsored by REES
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Nora Gallo, Co-Executive Director, Every Voice Coalition
Michael Hill, Director of Public Safety, Swarthmore College
Lily Bohen James, Co-Executive Director, Every Voice Coalition

Cari S. Simon, Esq., The Fierberg National Law Group
Continued regulation and guidance changes for both Title IX and the Clery Act have resulted in confusion for college campuses working to appropriately address dating violence, domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking. Join this panel to hear the impact of shifting expectations on students and administrators and to discuss how campuses can continue to prioritize student safety given the current policy landscape.

2:30 – 2:35 PM ET

2:35 – 4:00 PM ET
How to Talk About Campus Safety Concerns with Students
Shondrika Merritt, Ed.D., Associate Provost for Student Success, The New School
Karin Raye, J.D., Assistant Professor of Legal Studies, Lasell University
Joseph Samaha, Vice President of Development and Victim-Survivor Advocacy, VTVCare
Jessica Teperow, Program Director of Sexual Assault Resources and Advocacy, Bentley University
Michael Woo, Student, Lasell University

Whether a parent or a campus administrator, you care about students feeling safe at college. Hear from a campus practitioner who is also a parent of a new college student and a current college student as they speak with other campus safety practitioners about how to best talk to students about campus life, safety concerns, and support resources. 

4:00 – 4:35 PM ET
Campus Safety Champion Spotlight: North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University (N.C. A&T) 
Chief Jermaine Cherry, Chief of Police, North Carolina A&T State University
Major Bobby L. Cuthbertson, Major Support of Services, North Carolina A&T State University
Sheilah D. Vance, Esq.,
Chair, Clery Center Board of Directors
Clery Center recognizes the innovative and mission-driven work happening across the county, and are spotlighting dedicated professionals (champions) who are prioritizing safety on their campus. This year we are highlighting the work of North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University’s police department in their efforts to build strong cross-campus collaborations and in responding to the bomb threats targeting HBCUs. Chief Jermaine Cherry and Major Bobby Cuthbertson will share their successes and lessons learned as we move into a new academic year. 

4:35 – 5:00 PM ET
Closing Remarks
Jessica Mertz, Executive Director, Clery Center