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2024 NCSAM Virtual Summit
Thursday, September 12, 2024, 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM EDT
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NCSAM 2024 Virtual Summit: Trials & Trends in Campus Safety

Thursday, September 12 • 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM ET

Clery Center’s 2024 National Campus Safety Awareness Month Virtual Summit, Trials and Trends in Campus Safety, will delve into the contemporary challenges and innovative solutions shaping the future of safe campus communities. This year’s sessions aim to address the multifaceted and broad-ranging aspects of campus safety in a rapidly changing world. As institutions navigate uncharted territory and societal shifts, we will explore the way systems and strategies can create a stronger, more resilient campus, where every member of the community feels valued and protected.

Clery Center’s subject matter experts alongside leaders and stakeholders across the field of campus safety will share insights and strategies on identifying and implementing fresh approaches to foster a culture of safety and respect. Strengthen the role of community on your campus and prioritize the overall well-being and security of students, faculty, and staff to create a more supportive educational environment for all.

Don’t miss this chance to connect with peers and thought leaders dedicated to advancing campus safety to develop actionable strategies to address current and future challenges. View the full agenda below and register today to secure your spot at the forefront of campus safety innovation!

As with all of our National Campus Safety Awareness Month events and resources, the summit is completely free. Registration is required. 

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2024 NCSAM Sponsors


Partner Sponsors:

It's On Us           StopHazing             NASPA Campus Safety and Violence Prevention KC         Culture of Respect       Esperanza United

     National Organization for Victim Advocates (NOVA)              End Rape on Campus             DC Coalition to End Sexual Violence logo


Become a Sponsor!

Interested in becoming a NCSAM or Clery Center sponsor? Contact [email protected] with the subject line: Sponsorship.

NCSAM 2024 Agenda 
Thursday, September 12  11:00 AM – 5:00 PM ET

11:00 AM

11:05 AM
Progress Through Partnerships
Jessica A. Mertz, Executive Director, Clery Center
Since our founding over 35 years ago, Clery Center has been dedicated to increasing transparency and advancing conversations about campus safety. Through our partnerships with institutions of higher education and leaders across the country we have had the unique opportunity to build coalitions and identify the unique needs of campus communities. In this session, we will reflect on the work we have been doing to create safer campuses through education, training and policy advocacy, and invite you to help inform that work moving forward.

11:40 AM
Culturally Responsive Prevention Programs: A Clery Act Requirement
Presenters To Be Announced
The Clery Act requires institutions to develop culturally informed and relevant programs that are inclusive of diverse communities and identities as they seek to prevent crimes of dating violence, domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking (DVSAS). By centering marginalized and under-represented identities in these programs, you can meet the needs of your campus community under this requirement and create more impactful programs. This session will revitalize your programmatic efforts, serving as a springboard for developing programs for diverse communities. It will also guide you through navigating conversations when state or local legislation conflicts with Clery Act requirements. Discover innovative strategies and fresh ideas for enhancing your DVSAS prevention programs.


12:50 PM
Building Community to Address Hate Crimes on Campus
Presenters To Be Announced
Hate crimes are on the rise in the United States, presenting an urgent challenge for campus communities. This session dives into proactive measures to cultivate a campus environment that discourages hate crimes and bias incidents. We’ll explore strategies you can establish in advance to respond effectively and holistically when incidents do occur and engage in discussion on fostering a culture that honors differences while also boosting confidence in reporting and response.  Learn about the power of collaborative and comprehensive prevention and response strategies to build stronger, more supportive communities. Don’t miss this opportunity to make a real impact on your campus.

1:45 PM
Celebrating Excellence: 2024 Campus Safety Impact Award
Presenters To Be Announced
Join us in celebrating exciting innovation in the profession of campus safety! Clery Center’s Campus Safety Impact Award honors a standout program or initiative at an institution of higher education that demonstrates innovation, collaboration, and equity in enhancing safety on campus. Learn about 2024’s winning program and see how it is creating meaningful impact and change in its campus community. Gain insights into the development and implementation of this exemplary program, and be inspired by the remarkable achievements in the field of campus safety!


2:45 PM
Navigating Title IX and the Clery Act: Insights from the Department of Education
Catherine Lhamon, Assistant Secretary, Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education
Jim Moore, Senior Advisor for Clery Act Compliance and Campus Safety Operations, U.S. Department of Education

Clery Center invites you to join an insightful, moderated discussion with the Department of Education, featuring the Clery Group and the Office of Civil Rights. We’ll delve into the new Title IX Regulations and their intersection with the Clery Act, exploring their vital roles in enhancing campus safety. Learn how these laws shape response and disciplinary procedures for dating violence, domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking, and discover how they can serve as proactive tools to help your campus establish and maintain equitable practices. Join us to gain valuable knowledge and strategies to ensure a safer and more just campus environment.  

3:45 PM
Proactive Strategies for Responding to Campus Protests
Presenters To Be Announced
With a spotlight on the violence surrounding protests and encampments on college and university campuses, institutions across the United States are facing intense scrutiny. As we begin another academic year, join us for a crucial discussion on strategies, policies and community-building efforts to proactively prepare campuses for potential unrest. Our panelists will share valuable lessons learned from navigating past protests and provide strategies to foster healthy dialogue while minimizing violence. Keep your students, employees, and community safe while promoting a culture of respect. Don’t miss this vital conversation on  engaging your campus in prioritizing safety during times of conflict.

4:45 PM
Closing Remarks


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