USC named an International Safe Community

August 25, 2010

USC is the first academic institution in the world to be designated as an International Safe Community by the World Health Organization Collaborating Centre on Community Safety Promotion.

With this designation, USC joins a network of more than 200 communities around the world that have met the organization’s standards to promote safety and health initiatives aimed at ensuring that individuals are protected from harm in all aspects of their lives, whether they are at school or work or reside in the surrounding communities.

- See more at: http://news.usc.edu/#!/article/26338/USC-Named-an-International-Safe-Com...

USC named an International Safe Community    By James Grant | August 25, 2010

USC is the first academic institution in the world to be designated as an International Safe Community by the World Health Organization Collaborating Centre on Community Safety Promotion.

With this designation, USC joins a network of more than 200 communities around the world that have met the organization’s standards to promote safety and health initiatives aimed at ensuring that individuals are protected from harm in all aspects of their lives, whether they are at school or work or reside in the surrounding communities.

- See more at: http://news.usc.edu/#!/article/26338/USC-Named-an-International-Safe-Com...

USC named an International Safe Community

August 25, 2010

USC is the first academic institution in the world to be designated as an International Safe Community by the World Health Organization Collaborating Centre on Community Safety Promotion.

With this designation, USC joins a network of more than 200 communities around the world that have met the organization’s standards to promote safety and health initiatives aimed at ensuring that individuals are protected from harm in all aspects of their lives, whether they are at school or work or reside in the surrounding communities.

- See more at: http://news.usc.edu/#!/article/26338/USC-Named-an-International-Safe-Com...

USC named an International Safe Community

August 25, 2010

USC is the first academic institution in the world to be designated as an International Safe Community by the World Health Organization Collaborating Centre on Community Safety Promotion.

With this designation, USC joins a network of more than 200 communities around the world that have met the organization’s standards to promote safety and health initiatives aimed at ensuring that individuals are protected from harm in all aspects of their lives, whether they are at school or work or reside in the surrounding communities.

- See more at: http://news.usc.edu/#!/article/26338/USC-Named-an-International-Safe-Com...

Meeting Notes April 2013 Alcohol-free Events
  • Welcome and Introductions
  • Scope of the project and its importance
  • There is overwhelming amount of information from Kimberly Tempf of EverFi
  • The President’s cabinet realizes there is a problem
  • What are the areas of solutions? 

Option 1 - Training / Education

Option 2 – Authority Figures

Option 3 – Communication

Option 4 – Judicial sanctions

Option 5 – Late Night options

Option 6 – Role Modeling / Leadership

Option 7 – Parental Involvement

 

Attendees

Charlie Lane Bill Regensburger Ed Becker Mark Ewalt
Angela Christopher Carol Schmitz Janna Bernstein Patrick Bailey
Beth Saul Diane Medsker Lisa Telles Raquel Torres-Retana
Ryan Estes
USC Safe Communities Coalition ChargeUSC has elected to participate in the Safe Communities America Program sponsored by the National Safety Council and the World Health Organization, with the goal of defining what a safe community is in the context of a university environment.   In support of this goal, the USC Safe Communities Task Force is now established and is charged with assisting the university in identifying risks related to the safety and quality of life of students, faculty, staff and the surrounding community, and determining which programs are currently in place or would need to be implemented in order to appropriately address these risks.

Specific responsibilities  include:

  • Collecting data on numbers and causes of injuries;
  • Identifying programs that target high-risk groups and environments, and that promote safety for these vulnerable groups;
  • Evaluating the efficiency of current programs and processes and monitoring the effects of change;
  • Identifying USC's strengths and opportunities relative to improving the safety and security of the campus and surrounding community;
  • Maintaining long-term sustainable programs that target both genders and all ages, environments, and situations, and include preparations for emergencies and disasters; and
  • Making recommendations to the Senior Vice President for Administration detailing specific actions and resources required to best support USC in managing its potential areas of risk.

The USC Safe Communities Task Force shall consist of at least 12 voting members appointed by the Senior Vice President for Administration.   Members will be drawn from a group of senior level administrators, staff, students, and faculty representatives  who play a role in the safety and/or security of the university's  students, faculty, and staff.
 
The Committee will meet periodically for the duration of one year and will use ad-hoc committee members and sub-committees as needed to carry out the university's  initiatives related to improving the safety and security of the overall community.

USC Safe Communities Coalition Roster 2014-15

Ayesha Bhatia - Director of Campus Affairs/Undergraduate Student Government
Anthony Heim - Assc. Dir. and Campus Minister/USC Caruso Catholic Center
Angela Christopher - Health & Safety Specialist, EH&S
Beth Saul - Assistant Dean/Office for Fraternity and Sorority Leadership
Bill Regensburger - Director, Fire Safety & Emergency Planning
Carlin Daley - Assistant Professor/Clinical Occupational Therapy
David Wright, Chair - Associate Senior Vice President/Administrative Operations
Andrew Menard - President/Undergraduate Student Government
Cynthia Brass - Administrative Assistant/Recreational Sports
David Carlisle - Deputy Chief, Department of Public Safety
Diane Medsker - Health Educator/Office for Wellness and Health Promotion
Deona Willes - Deputy Director, EH&S
Eddie North-Hager - Associate Director/University Communications
Janette Brown - Executive Director/USC Emeriti Center
Christine Wozniak- Director of Campus Affairs/Graduate Student Government
Jim Andersen - Executive Director, Risk Management
John Gaspari - Executive Director/Center for Work and Family Life
John Thomas - Chief, Department of Public Safety
Mark Ewalt - Director of Operations/Auxiliary Services
Mark Todd, Ph.D. -  Associate Provost for Academic Affairs
Paula Swinford - Director/Office for Wellness and Health Promotion, UPC
Ruth Fajardo - Director-Facilities HR/FMS
Stacy Yamato - Senior Community Relations Officer/MTA
Steve Goldfarb - Specialist, Fire Safety & Emergency Planning
Yohey Tokumitsu - President/Graduate Student Government
Vilma Chehade - Parish Business Manager/USC Caruso Catholic Center
 
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