April 15, 12:15 – 1:45 pm, Livak Room, Davis Center

The tragic events at Virginia Tech, and more recently at Northern Illinois, have had a profound impact on the way colleges and universities are viewing and responding to campus health and safety issues.

This panel presentation, including student, staff and faculty representatives from departments including Police Services, the Center for Health and Wellbeing, the office of the Dean of Students and the General Counsel’s office, will examine the ways in which the University of Vermont is responding to these issues here on our campus, and will also consider broader national trends and challenges. The presentation will provide an opportunity to reflect upon the changing roles and responsibilities of faculty and staff, best practices around campus health and safety issues, legal and privacy concerns, and evolving standards and practice around managing high risk campus behavior.