Seven U.S. Colleges in Homeland Securty “Campus Resilience” Pilot


Seven educational institutions will take part in a U.S. Department of Homeland Security program to improve emergency preparedness on campus, says the Philadelphia Inquirer. Secretary Janet Napolitano announced the Campus Resilience Pilot Program at Philadelphia’s Drexel University. Other participating schools are Eastern Connecticut State University; Green River Community College in Auburn, Wa.; Navajo Technical College in Crownpoint, NM; Texas A&M University; Tougaloo College in Jackson, Ms.; and the University of San Francisco. “A crisis can happen on campus without notice,” said Napolitano. The schools will get guidance on how to mitigate natural disasters or man-made disasters such as mass shootings. In turn, the participating institutions will further improve their security systems and educate other universities across the country on “best practices” for campus safety.

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