Campus Safety and Security Task Force
Title IX Training for Campus Professionals will be held June 2-4 on the Oklahoma State University-Oklahoma City campus. Sponsored by Oklahoma State University and the State Regents’ Council on Student Affairs and Campus Safety and Security Task Force, this low-cost series of workshops will cover topics including Title IX investigation and documentation techniques; student conduct considerations; and Clery Act documentation, reporting and administration requirements. The event is CLEET accredited, and continuing education credits have been requested for counselors and legal staff.
We hope you’ll consider participating, and we encourage you to share this information with others on campus who may also benefit from this training, including Title IX program staff, student affairs and risk management officers, campus law enforcement and emergency managers. Seating is limited and registration closes May 22.
The Campus Safety and Security Task Force was established by the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education in January 2013 to review and promote security on college and university campuses in Oklahoma. The students, faculty, administrators and visitors at Oklahoma’s colleges and universities will benefit from a heightened emphasis on campus safety and security as the task force brings the proper focus to this important issue.
The role of the task force will include but not be limited to:
- Monitoring and responding to safety and security policies.
- Advocating prudent safety policies.
- Promoting implementation of campus safety best practices.
Members of the task force will be appointed by Chancellor Johnson.
Priorities of the task force will include but not be limited to:
- Maintaining current laws prohibiting guns on college campuses.
- Confirming continued National Incident Management System (NIMS) compliance.
- Encouraging a training and drill calendar to include:
- Behavioral threat assessment training and response.
- Notification planning.
- Emergency response plans.
- Intruder response.
- Continuity of operations.
- Mental Health First Aid Training.
- SBIRT (Screening, Brief, Intervention, Referral, Treatment) Training.
- Encouraging the creation of an active threat-assessment task force on every campus. The members of the threat-assessment task force should also receive a higher level of training in federal and state law, institutional policy, and counseling options available on and off campus.
- Advocating for increased drug and alcohol and mental health counseling.
- Reviewing existing federal and state laws and policies pertinent to the purpose of the task force.
- Providing regular workshops to help institutional personnel identify and submit grants that would help fund a campus safety program.