First-ever comprehensive view of your school’s safety


To help colleges and universities be safer and more secure, the VTV Family Outreach Foundation developed a new integrated approach to improving campus safety called the 32 National Campus Safety Initiative or 32 NCSI.

Following the tragedy at Virginia Tech in 2007, survivors and victims’ families joined together to uncover all the dimensions of campus safety and facilitate a forum where national experts could develop best practices and resources.

The result is a confidential, self-paced, online self-assessment program that looks at key areas of campus safety. Using this new resource, colleges and universities can better assess themselves across nine important areas:

  • Alcohol and Other Drugs
  • Campus Public Safety
  • Emergency Management
  • Hazing
  • Mental Health
  • Missing Students
  • Physical Security
  • Sexual Violence
  • Threat Assessment

For the first time, higher education administrators can better see all the aspects of their campus safety policies and procedures in one review. It brings people together with a multi-department team approach for real collaboration. 32 NCSI is different because it’s solutions-focused, not compliance-based, so it assists institutions in implementing or reinforcing holistic procedures to strengthen campus safety.

VTV partners with NASPA-Student Affairs Administrations in Higher Education—the leading association for the advancement, health, and sustainability of the student affairs profession—to advance 32 NCSI with colleges and universities.

32 NCSI is available as an individual self-assessment as well as part of the NASPA P.R.A.C.T.I.C.E.S. self-assessment. The P.R.A.C.T.I.C.E.S. self-assessment incorporates 32 NCSI and focuses on student affairs policies, resources, relationship with academic affairs, compliance, technology, inclusion, community, evidence, and student success.

NASPA’s plans for advancing 32 NCSI include ensuring that each module remains current given any changes in related legislation, compliance requirements, and the latest expert views on the respective topic. Additionally, NASPA and VTV intend to expand 32 NCSI with additional areas related to campus safety.


Questions? http://www.32ncsi.org/consumers/questions-to-ask/

Contact advisory@naspa.org or call 202-903-0654 to get started with 32 NCSI or learn more about this comprehensive resource.



Self-Assessment Self-Assessment

with P.R.A.C.T.I.C.E.S.

NASPA Member Institution $320 $795
NASPA Non-Member Institution $450 $950