Health, Safety, and Well-being Campus Safety and Violence Prevention Mid-Level VP for Student Affairs

32 National Campus Safety Initiative™ (32 NCSI™) is a landmark program offered through a partnership between NASPA and the VTV Family Outreach Foundation that empowers college and university campus communities to make more informed decisions about campus safety. Developed by a team of leading experts, 32 NCSI is a robust self-assessment tool that colleges and universities can use to conduct an objective analysis of a full range of institutional safety and security facilities, policies, and procedures.

Background and Focus

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 self-paced, online self-assessment program that looks at key areas of campus safety in one review. 32 NCSI is solutions-focused, not compliance-based, and assists institutions with implementing and reinforcing holistic procedures to strengthen campus safety.

Using 32 NCSI, colleges and universities can better assess themselves across nine critical areas:

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

Participate in 32 NCSI

32 NCSI is available as an individual self-assessment as well as part of the NASPA PRACTICES self-assessment. The PRACTICES self-assessment incorporates 32 NCSI and focuses on student affairs policies, resources, relationship with academic affairs, compliance, technology, inclusion, community, evidence, and student success.

  Self-Assessment Self-Assessment with PRACTICES
NASPA Member Institution $320 $795*
NASPA Non-Member Institution $450 $950*


*Early-bird pricing during cycle participation, rates vary when conducted on a customized timeline. Contact [email protected] or call (202)-794-8567 to get started with 32 NCSI or learn more about this comprehensive resource.


Advisory Council

32 NCSI was developed by the following campus safety experts:

Peter F. Lake (Advisory Council Chair)
Director for Excellence in Higher Education Law and Policy
Stetson University College of Law

David S. Burns, CEM
Emergency Manager
Santa Clara University

E.R. (Gene) Deisinger, Ph.D.
Managing Partner
SIGMA Threat Assessment Associates, PA

Jason D. Friedberg
Executive Vice President and Director of Security
EmergenSee, Inc.

Connie Kirkland, MA, NCC, CTS
Manager, Sexual Assault Services
Northern Virginia Community College

Hank Nuwer
Franklin College

Jeffrey W. Pollard, PhD, ABPP
Adjunct Professor of Psychology
Counseling Center Director, Emeritus
George Mason University

Dan Reilly
Prevention and Research Coordinator
University of Missouri

Jen Day Shaw, Ph.D.
Vice President of Student Affairs
Saint Leo University

S. Daniel Carter
Safety Advisors for Educational Campuses, LLC