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National Campus Awareness Month

NCSAM received the unanimous support of Congress in 2008. Each September, the Clery Center for Security On Campus partners with colleges, universities, and other agencies to offer campus safety programming and ideas.

Public Safety Advisory -- Statement regarding motor vehicle accident September 20, 2014 - 12:30 p.m. 


At approximately 1:37 AM today a motor vehicle accident involving a pick-up truck occurred near UMass Dartmouth's Cedar Dell West student apartments. As a result of the accident a guest of a student sustained serious injuries and was transported to RI Hospital. A student in the vehicle was transported to St. Luke's Hospital. The driver of the pickup truck, also a non-student, was arrested by UMass Dartmouth Police and charged with OUI and several related violations. 


Witnesses report that some individuals were riding in the back of the pickup when it left the roadway and struck several trees. The accident remains under investigation by the UMass Dartmouth Police, State Police Accident Reconstruction Unit and the Bristol County DA CPAC Unit are investigating. Anybody with information concerning this incident should contact the Silent Witness/Police Tip Line at 508.999.8477. 


Community members are asked to exercise caution when driving on our campus.



The National Center for Campus Public Safety will act as a repository on topics such as sex and gender violence, mental illness and firearms on college campuses. It will serve 4,500 colleges and universities nationwide.



                                                   SMART 911

                  Be smart about safety. It's free, private and secure.


The Campus Sexual Violence Elimination Act, or Campus SaVE Act (SaVE), is a 2013 amendment to the federal Jeanne Clery Act. SaVE was designed by advocates along with victims/survivors and championed by a bi-partisan coalition in Congress as a companion to Title IX that will help bolster the response to and prevention of sexual violence in higher education. President Obama signed the measure into law as part of the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013 on March 7, 2013.  Read more....

Firescience.org recently launched a college student's guide to fire safety and education.  This guidebook was expert-driven and includes contribution from the NFPA, the CEO of Campus Fire Safety, and public safety directors from two 4 year campus colleges.  The guide provides safety tips for college students living in dorms and off campus housing, including Fraternity & Sorority houses.  Additionally, the guide provides fire safety information for students with disabilities and a comprehensive list of fire safety resources.  See the guide below:

Fire Science Online:  Fire Safety & Education for College Students

Fire safety is important, regardless of whether students live on-campus or off-campus. This guide outlines risk factors, and examines school and student responsibilities for fire safety.   


                                                                Surviving an active shooter event

Run Hide Fight

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Massachusetts See Something Say Something Campaign

See Something, Say Something

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The Department of Homeland Security offers
some tips that might help you survive a shooting rampage.


IS-907 provides a guide for civilians on what to expect from law enforcement during an Active Shooter situation.

Click on image below to take the IS-907 training

Active Shooter    


"If You See Something, Say Something" Campaign

The nationwide "If You See Something, Say Something™" public awareness campaign - is a simple and effective program to raise public awareness of indicators of terrorism and terrorism-related crime, and to emphasize the importance of reporting suspicious activity to the proper local law enforcement authorities. The campaign was originally used by New York's Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA), which has licensed the use of the slogan to DHS for anti-terrorism and anti-terrorism crime related efforts

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 See Something Say Something