When parents send their children off to college, they expect an environment that will not only challenge them intellectually and nourish them emotionally but will also see to their safety. College is a time of exploration where students discover their identities, and they need a safe space to do so. The importance of safety resonates with students as well as their families. In fact, 60% of graduating high schoolers consider campus safety a high priority when applying to college.
The top reported campus crimes involve sexual assault, violent attacks and burglary. Data shows that some demographic groups feel more at risk, such as people of color, Jewish students and faculty, and the LGBTQ+ community. In order to achieve combat these crimes higher education institutions must embrace the five pillars of effective campus security:
- Policies and Procedures are a Must
- Physical and Digital Access Integration Benefits
- Communication and Notification Improvements
- Crisis Management Planning Customization and Consistency
- Cybersecurity and Cyber Hygiene
Download this whitepaper to learn more about these five pillars. https://resources.brivo.com/reports-ebriefs/access-management-in-higher-education-for-enhanced-value