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Campus Climate and Safety

Clark is committed to enhancing training for campus police officers and engaging the campus community in exploring other models of campus policing. In addition, to maintain a safe and responsive campus environment for all community members, we are focused on revamping current bias incident response protocols and improving and expanding anti-bias training across the campus community.

21 - Action Items
11 - Completed

The Action Item has been fully implemented.

The Action Item has been fully implemented.

8 - In Progress

The Action Item is being worked on, with the goal of completion.

The Action Item is being worked on, with the goal of completion.

2 - Ongoing

The Action Item is part of Clark’s continuous work.

The Action Item is part of Clark’s continuous work.


Bias Incident Response

Action Item: Review and expand bias incident protocols

The Office of Diversity and Inclusion (ODI), the Bias Response Team, and other campus partners will review and expand Clark’s bias incident protocols.

Updates as of June 8, 2021
Completed

The Action Item has been fully implemented.

The Action Item has been fully implemented.

Action Item: Communicate new approach to bias incidents response

Launch a campuswide communications effort to promote widespread awareness of the new approach to bias incident response, including how to file incident reports.

Updates as of Feb. 12, 2021
In Progress

The Action Item is being worked on, with the goal of completion.

The Action Item is being worked on, with the goal of completion.

Action Item: Update bias incident reporting platform

Update the bias incident reporting platform to improve its usability and data collection.

Updates as of Feb. 12, 2021
In Progress

The Action Item is being worked on, with the goal of completion.

The Action Item is being worked on, with the goal of completion.

Action Item: Adjust bias response policies

Adjust Clark’s bias response policies in accordance with state and federal laws.

Updates as of Feb. 12, 2021
In Progress

The Action Item is being worked on, with the goal of completion.

The Action Item is being worked on, with the goal of completion.

Action Item: Review bias incident case management processes

The Office of Diversity and Inclusion (ODI), the Bias Response Team, and other campus partners will review Clark’s current processes around bias incident case management and explore educational models that better support individuals affected by bias incidents and help minimize recurrence.

Updates as of Feb. 12, 2021
In Progress

The Action Item is being worked on, with the goal of completion.

The Action Item is being worked on, with the goal of completion.

Campus Policing and Security

Action Item: Create campus advisory board to oversee implementation of task force recommendations

As part of its efforts to develop mechanisms for increased accountability and transparency related to policing, Clark will create a multi-constituency campus advisory board to oversee the implementation of recommendations by the Task Force for Campus Safety and Security. This action item is one of 10 recommendations presented to President David Fithian in June 2021…

Updates as of Sep. 22, 2021
Completed

The Action Item has been fully implemented.

The Action Item has been fully implemented.

Action Item: Establish community-service civilian unit for service calls not requiring armed, uniformed officer

As part of its efforts to reduce the presence of armed police officers in public and residential spaces on campus, Clark will develop a civilian unit to respond to service calls that do not require an armed, uniformed officer. Dispatching would remain centralized for both the University Police (UP) department and the civilian unit. The…

Updates as of Sep. 20, 2021
Completed

The Action Item has been fully implemented.

The Action Item has been fully implemented.

Action Item: Provide online platform to process and file complaints, feedback for University Police

As part of its efforts to develop mechanisms for increased accountability and transparency related to policing, Clark will provide an online platform to process and file complaints and feedback for University Police. The University will explore different approaches to an online complaint support system, which could provide confidential reporting in an easy-to-use manner. Once a…

Updates as of Aug. 20, 2021
Completed

The Action Item has been fully implemented.

The Action Item has been fully implemented.

Action Item: University Police department to post a daily crime log online

As part of its efforts to develop mechanisms for increased accountability and transparency related to policing, Clark will direct the University Police (UP) department to post a daily crime log online, which contains information related to UP’s activity in order to increase transparency. This action item is one of 10 recommendations presented to President David…

Updates as of Aug. 9, 2021
Completed

The Action Item has been fully implemented.

The Action Item has been fully implemented.

Action Item: Replace armed police officers with student workers for building lockouts when possible

As part of its efforts to reduce the presence of armed police officers in public and residential spaces on campus, armed officers will no longer be responsible for residence hall, classroom, and office lockouts when possible. The University Police (UP) department will assign lockout responsibilities to student workers, who will respond to service calls during…

Updates as of July 7, 2021
Completed

The Action Item has been fully implemented.

The Action Item has been fully implemented.

Action Item: Increase ClarkRIDE capacity to reduce need for University Police officers to provide safety escorts

As part of its efforts to reduce the presence of armed police officers in public and residential spaces on campus, Clark will increase the capacity of ClarkRIDE to reduce the need for University Police officers to provide safety escorts. This action item is one of 10 recommendations presented to President David Fithian in June 2021…

Updates as of July 7, 2021
Completed

The Action Item has been fully implemented.

The Action Item has been fully implemented.

Action Item: Increase mental health staffing on campus to reduce presence of armed police officers

As part of its efforts to reduce the presence of armed police officers in public and residential spaces on campus, Clark will increase mental health staffing on campus, including: Providing additional resources for campus mental health emergencies, which do not require an armed University Police officer. Allocating resources to the University’s Psychology Department to help…

Updates as of July 7, 2021
In Progress

The Action Item is being worked on, with the goal of completion.

The Action Item is being worked on, with the goal of completion.

Action Item: Foster and facilitate dialogue and constructive engagement between University Police and the campus community

Clark will foster and facilitate dialogue and constructive engagement between University Police and students, faculty, and staff in order to strengthen the relationships. The campus safety advisory board will sponsor listening/dialogue sessions around matters related to campus safety and security. The University Police department will resume public service programming for members of the Clark community…

Updates as of July 7, 2021
Ongoing

The Action Item is part of Clark’s continuous work.

The Action Item is part of Clark’s continuous work.

Action Item: Develop new model of campus policing and security

Engage the campus community in developing a new model of campus policing and security.

Updates as of July 7, 2021
Completed

The Action Item has been fully implemented.

The Action Item has been fully implemented.

Action Item: Enhance training for campus police officers and employees

Enhance anti-bias and de-escalation training for campus police officers and employees.

Updates as of Feb. 11, 2021
Ongoing

The Action Item is part of Clark’s continuous work.

The Action Item is part of Clark’s continuous work.

Action Item: Identify police chief candidates committed to serving underrepresented communities

With the retirement of its long-serving police chief, Clark will undergo a search for a new leader. The search committee will convey to candidates Clark’s deep interest in police leadership committed to understanding underrepresented communities’ experiences with policing, and identify candidates so aligned.

Updates as of Nov. 2, 2020
Completed

The Action Item has been fully implemented.

The Action Item has been fully implemented.

Action Item: Relocate University Police headquarters to the periphery of campus

As part of its efforts to reduce the presence of armed police officers in public and residential spaces on campus, Clark will move the University Police (UP) department from its current space in Bullock Hall to a location on the periphery of the main campus by summer 2022. The space currently occupied by UP would…

In Progress

The Action Item is being worked on, with the goal of completion.

The Action Item is being worked on, with the goal of completion.

Action Item: Develop new pathway for responses to student welfare checks

As part of its efforts to reduce the presence of armed police officers in public and residential spaces on campus, Clark will direct the University Police department and Student Affairs division to assess and develop a new pathway for responses to student welfare checks, especially low- and mid-level mental health situations. The new approach is…

In Progress

The Action Item is being worked on, with the goal of completion.

The Action Item is being worked on, with the goal of completion.