The Clery Act’s Emergency Communications Requirements for Higher Education Institutions

The Clery Act’s Emergency Communications Requirements for Higher Education Institutions

In 1986, Jeanne Clery, a student at Lehigh University, was raped and killed in her campus dorm. Her attack spurred the Clery Act, a federal statute requiring all colleges and universities participating in federal financial aid programs to meet a series of requirements to keep students safe. What’s at risk when you don’t meet requirements?…

Peer Feedback: How School, College Officials Are Using Emergency Notification Systems

Peer Feedback: How School, College Officials Are Using Emergency Notification Systems

When crises strike, rushing to compose emails, make calls, and update social media accounts while muttering a prayer under your breath doesn’t cut it when you have minutes (or seconds!) to broadcast critical or life-saving information. Beyond the potential human cost, slow or inadequate emergency communications have a way of triggering public relations disasters-something you…