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CAMPUS LIFE AND SAFETY AND SECURITY (CLASS) TASK FORCE 2008 Annual Report

2007 Survey Findings

Highlights of Self-Assessment Survey Results
Highlights of Counseling Survey Results



Highlights of Self-Assessment Survey Results
Most campuses have emergency plans in place for tornadoes, fires, bomb threats, explosions, hazardous materials, active shooters and terrorist threats, but only around half have plans for floods, pandemic flu, earthquakes and campus-sponsored mass transportation accidents.

Most campuses have a crisis management team in place and have assigned responsibilities to staff members to fully implement their plans.

Most campuses do not have a mental health recovery plan.

Campus Strategic Responses. Oklahoma State University-Oklahoma City instituted a crisis management drill and had a "shooter on campus" drill in cooperation with the Oklahoma City Police Department, Fire Department and triage personnel in April.Most campuses provide annual safety and security training for support staff and students.

Most campuses have developed their emergency plans in cooperation with law enforcement and other emergency response agencies.

Most campuses have incident-reporting procedures in place for disruptive incidents.

Only half of the campuses have incident report databases that are analyzed annually.

Most campuses have a crisis communications plan and a team to release information to parents and the media in a timely manner.

More than half-to-most campuses have building security plans in place that address evacuation, fire prevention, hazardous materials, building access, first aid, classroom access, interior rooms and visitor access.

About 58 percent of the campuses have filed building blueprints or layouts with their local police or fire departments.

About 63 percent of campuses have photographs of each student on file, and most campuses have contact information for students, facility managers, staff and faculty.

Most campuses have campuswide emergency notification capabilities, ranging from e-mail and Web sites to blue phones, public address systems and reverse 911.

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Highlights of Counseling Survey Results
Most campuses do not have residence halls on campus.

At most campuses that have on-campus counseling services, those services are paid for out of general operating funds, while student activity fees, student insurance and other sources are also used.

Most campuses limit how many times a student can utilize a counselor on campus.

Most campuses have active peer support groups or networks that work with students who have mental health and/or substance abuse problems.

On average, respondents agreed or strongly agreed that their campus counseling services are readily available and accessible to all students and are consistently effective in serving students’ needs.

On average, respondents were neutral or agreed that counseling services in their local communities are readily available and accessible to all students and are consistently effective in serving students’ needs.

On average, respondents said their campuses were somewhat to very prepared for a variety of behaviors and incidents, including classroom disruption, violence, weapons on campus, alcohol and drug use, threats, and suicide ideation, gestures and attempts.

The overwhelming majority of campuses do not come close to the recommended average ratio of professional counselors to students.

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