Emergency communication solutions manufacturer Code Blue Corporation, Holland, Mich., is teaming with the Clery Center for Security on Campus to sponsor the 2012 National Campus Safety Awareness Month (NCSAM), which takes place in September.
“Creating safe campuses is about more than just installing emergency phones and mass notification solutions. It is about educating and empowering students, and we applaud the work being done by the Clery Center to make this happen,” said David Cook, Code Blue’s chief operating officer.
Unanimously supported by Congress in 2008, NCSAM was created by Promoting Awareness, Victim Empowerment (PAVE) and the Clery Center. Working together with other leading groups, Clery Center and PAVE have assembled toolkits to create effective, easy-to-run campaigns in campus environments.
This year’s “Safe Campus, Strong Voices” campaign focuses on prevention and victim empowerment, and provides materials, training and ideas for both men and women to work together to break the silence of campus sexual violence and create safer campuses.
Considering the company’s line of business, Code Blue’s participation just makes sense, said John Lapham, the company’s vice president of sales and marketing.
“As a security company, it is vital that we support those organizations that are as committed as we are to reducing violence on campus,” he said.
Alison Kiss, executive director of the Clery Center, said, “We’re excited to partner with Code Blue to provide tools and resources to more colleges and universities nationwide as they engage in important dialogue with their campus communities during National Campus Safety Awareness Month.”