Ways Administrative Staff Can Improve School Safety

Ways Administrative Staff Can Improve School Safety
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    As a college administrator, keeping your students safe should be your number one priority.

    When any group of students feels threatened by danger, it's your responsibility to protect and reassure the students that you focus on their security.


With so many dangers that concern your college students’ physical wellbeing, mental health, and the security of their possessions, it’s important to practice the many different ways administrative staff can improve school safety. A secure college is a happy college!

Make Sure Every Student Knows Their Resources

Some security threats are preventable, especially if a student can easily access the correct services or resources they need. Send out emails and post flyers with safety tips from the various resources on campus to remind students that those teams exist to help them with any problem they encounter.

A weekly or monthly newsletter will help remind students of the services the campus provides—don’t limit the flyers to just the first week of school.

You may feature advice from:

  • Campus Security
  • IT Helpdesk
  • Counseling Services
  • Administration
  • Resident Services
  • On-Campus Medical Staff

Make sure to attach the team’s phone number or email address to the message or flyer, along with any information about their business hours. If they have an open-door policy, let students know!

Keep Your Security Systems Up To Date

Outdated technology and security systems are a threat to your students’ safety. Use the latest developments in security to your advantage to outfit your campus with innovative technology that seamlessly connects your communication systems to your surveillance systems. Don’t let one building fall behind the others—maintain a similar system everywhere on campus.

Make sure your security staff understands any new additions to the security system to make full use of the features. Don’t forget to keep your network security cutting-edge as well; a security breach from a hacker can threaten the identities and safety of all staff and students on campus.

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Make Every Voice Heard

One of the most important ways administrative staff can improve school safety and positively impact the campus community is by listening to every voice. While it may not be possible to have a conversation with every student at the college, have a way that students can contact you or a staff member close to you with any concerns for the school.

If they had a problem working with one of the school’s services or an issue an administrator needs to hear about, hearing them out yourself can help to build trust with the students around campus.

College safety requires teamwork and transparency from both campus staff and the university’s students. While it’s important to hold drills and have plans for emergencies, some safety concerns are hidden from the public eye. Become a reliable leader in the college’s community, and the students will become more likely to trust your direction.

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