Clery Center Campus Safety Impact Award

The Campus Safety Impact Award highlights a program or initiative at an institution of higher education that demonstrates innovation, collaboration, and equity in enhancing safety on campus. Entries can include a longstanding or recently developed program or initiative that contributes to creating safer campus communities. All nominated programs/initiatives must have been implemented at an institution of higher education at any point between 2019-2024.

Clery Center, in partnership with the Center’s National Advisory Council, will assess the entries according to how they address each of the following criteria:

  • Demonstration of significant impact in one or more of the following: reducing violence or harm, increasing access to or awareness of resources, enhancing feelings of safety, or improving policies and procedures related to safety
  • Relevance to Clery Center’s mission of creating safer campuses
  • Collaboration with cross-campus and/or off-campus partners
  • Innovation in developing new approaches to meet the evolving needs of the community
  • Commitment to advancing equity and inclusion

Entries can be submitted by an individual directly involved in the nominated program/initiative or someone who is familiar with it. The individual responsible for implementing the program will be contacted to provide additional information.

2024 Timeline:

  • April 8 – June 5: Application open for entries
  • June 6 – July 26: Applications reviewed
  • September 12: The Clery Center Campus Safety Impact Award will be presented at the 2024 National Campus Safety Awareness Month Virtual Summit and the work of the recipients will be highlighted during the event


complete the 2024 Award Application

2023 Winner:
Student Affairs Case Management Services program at the University of California, San Diego