Attention: All Higher Education Chancellors, Presidents, Boards, Regents, Vice Presidents, etc. this court decision may be have just set a very important precedent for all Higher Education institutions when it comes to Preventing violence. Tyrell K. Okoro, 23, was awarded $823,869 for non-economic damages and $76,131 for medical expenses by a Baltimore jury on Sept. 7. Okoro’s complaint argued that, the university and its police officers “should have known that its failure to properly address violent crime on its campus had created an environment that would subject its students, including Okoro, to an unreasonable risk that they would become the victim of violent crime.” Okoro’sRead More →

This question was the topic of Awareity’s latest Higher Education webinar in August 2016 and part of an ongoing series of webinars focused on mounting challenges in Higher Education. The evidence is alarming and overwhelmingly clear that: Sex assaults are happening on every campus People know about the sexual assaults Lives are being ruined and lost have been lost Reputations of institutions are being seriously damaged Reputations of Administrators are being seriously damaged Lawsuits are expensive and coming from victims and perpetrators Bottom lines are taking BIG hits Federal investigations are targeting 225+ institutions Why are 225+ Higher Education institutions under federal investigations? The evidenceRead More →

Fifteen years after 9-11-2001 we still honor all First Responders for their responses and we remember the tragic losses of 265 people on four planes, 2,606 people in the World Trade Center and 125 people at the Pentagon…and we honor the losses to their family and loved ones too. Fifteen years later, we have learned there are tens of thousands of people who responded and worked at ground zero who are now coping with long-term health effects including physical ailments and complications from mental health issues like post-traumatic stress disorders. We also learn about the ongoing suffering and struggles of the health effects have onRead More →

Give us 5 minutes… …and you’ll see why YOU need a proven “Connecting the Dots Platform” for your organization, because no one wants a preventable incident on their resume or conscience. Want to get notified as soon as we post helpful information like this? Subscribe to our blog in the right sidebar!Read More →

There are so many “Awareness Days” and “Awareness Months” throughout the year that sometimes I wonder if the “real definitions” and “real issues” are overlooked. Take for example “Campus Safety Awareness Month”, you will no doubt see a lot of campaigns (e-mails, posters, Twitter posts, Facebook posts, and other Social Media posts), but most campaigns will actually miss the real definition and real issues of campus safety and safety awareness. The definition of safety is: state of being safe; freedom from the occurrence or risk of injury, danger, loss… which means preventing the occurrence of risk or threat…not reacting to or hiding from the riskRead More →

As you know, I am passionate about Preventing incidents and tragedies in schools, colleges, organizations, governments, and communities. My passion and Awareity’s extensive research into hundreds and hundreds of previous incidents and tragedies led to Awareity developing the world’s leading Collecting, Assessing, and Connecting the Dots Platform which is equipping hundreds of early adopter and industry leading organizations to eliminate gaps, silos, and dangerous disconnects. These gaps and disconnects have led to failures in preventing thousands of preventable incidents and tragedies…and most of them had the same excuse… “We failed to connect the dots”. For those of you who may not be familiar with theRead More →

The most common excuse from leadership after their organization experiences an incident or tragedy is: “We failed to Connect the Dots.” The most common finding in hundreds of post-event reports after incidents and tragedies including Columbine, 9-11 Commission, Penn State, Sandy Hook, Fort Hood, Paris, San Bernardino, Orlando and others was: “They failed to Connect the Dots.” Of course the multi-million-dollar question (based on hundreds of multi-million-dollar lawsuits and tragedy responses), is why are organizations “failing to connect the dots”?? The short list of answers are: Failing to Collect the Dots – you cannot connect the dots when you don’t have dots to connect FailingRead More →