Mason continues to monitor case counts in our region and on campus, but we need your help. If you test positive for COVID or are diagnosed with COVID, please report your illness through Mason COVID Health Check. Mason uses this information to identify possible outbreaks and make decisions about public health and safety precautions. Your report through Mason COVID Health Check is confidential and critical to helping Mason manage COVID within our community.
WYSE staff stays in touch with families from the moment students receive their invitation in the mail. We are available to answer questions, get to know you, and help you through the registration, Summit prep, and arrival and departure processes. We are asking students to trust that they will have a rewarding experience and parents to trust that we will keep their child safe. Our number one priority is our students and their families, from safety and security, to ease of communication, and to overall student experience before, during, and after the Summit.
Prior to attending the Summit, all students are required to submit a detailed medical, dietary and emergency contact survey to help staff ensure they have a safe experience on campus. Staff work closely with families to identify medical, dietary, and learning needs and meet students where they are to ensure a successful learning experience.
To put it simply, ITSO works tirelessly to keep Mason protected the way it needs to be for business to run efficiently and effectively. To celebrate and showcase the importance of the work they do, ITS observes National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM) every October. To honor NCSAM this year, Ali Golkar, Brendan Nary, and Tony Houdek from the ITSO Analyst team offered their very own top 10 tips for home and personal device safety. Here are some ways you can stay cyber secure while working remotely:
RISD's Department of Public Safety (DPS) works with the Providence Police and Brown University Police departments to maintain a safe campus environment and support the educational mission of the college. Patrolling the campus on foot, bicycle and in distinctively marked cruisers, we provide comprehensive safety, security, parking, shuttle and escort service to the RISD community.
Residence safety and securityBe prepared to call for help: make sure your cell phone is charged and accessible at all times. If you do maintain a landline, place it in a visible, unobstructed location in your living space. If you are off-campus and in immediate danger call 911 and then contact DPS as soon as possible to inform us of your situation.
Check window security: ensure that all windows are fully functional and in good condition. If you live off campus, speak with your landlord about issues with window security. If you live on campus, submit a work order.
Office/studio safety and securityDo not prop open office or studio doors: propped doors create serious security vulnerabilities for our buildings, property and people. DO NOT prop doors, and if you come across a propped door, close it, secure it and contact DPS.
Students are demanding from the adults in the school system to keep them safe and to provide the resources and supports they need, says National Education Association Vice-President Becky Pringle, and "we can't be afraid to take all the issues on."
In many schools that balance has been obliterated by the school security industry, according to a recent investigation by the Associated Press. While educators, school leaders, and school safety experts are championing proven best practices, the $2.7 billion security industry is working overtime - with noticeable success - to convince districts that sophisticated and expensive products and services are the answer to their problems.
According to available research, as a school safety strategy, target hardening doesn't work and is likely counterproductive. A new study out of Ohio State University finds that students and staff in schools that employ hi-tech security measures experience higher levels of fear. Furthermore, the authors could not point to any demonstrable gains in student safety through target-hardening - a startling conclusion given the immense financial costs associated with this approach.
WJMC staff stay in touch with families from the moment students receive their invitation in the mail. We are available to answer questions, get to know you, and help you through the registration, Conference prep, and arrival and departure processes. We are asking students to trust that they will have a rewarding experience and parents to trust that we will keep their child safe. Our number one priority is our students and their families, from safety and security, to ease of communication, and to overall student experience before, during, and after the Conference.
Prior to attending the Conference, all students are required to submit a detailed medical, dietary and emergency contact survey to help staff ensure they have a safe experience on campus. Staff work closely with families to identify medical, dietary, and learning needs and meet students where they are to ensure a successful learning experience.
In addition to full-time sworn police officers, Mason Police also employs security officers to support the University and the mission of Mason Police. Security officers are non-sworn employees who patrol the Fairfax, Arlington, and Science and Technology Campuses on foot, and provide security in the buildings 24 hours a day. Security officers are the eyes and ears of Mason Police and perform building lock-downs, unlocks, fire watches, and safety escorts. Our goal is to provide exceptional security services with professionalism, compassion, and dignity, while dedicated to excellent customer service and a safe and secure campus.
Extensive efforts are made to create a campus environment that fosters personal safety and property security for students, faculty, staff, and visitors. Members of the university community are urged to immediately advise Mason Police of any criminal action or suspicious behavior. Criminal trespass warnings can be issued to suspicious persons and those who violate laws. Anyone returning to a Mason campus after being issued a trespass warning is subject to arrest. Please call (703) 993-2810 to report any suspicious activity.
A full-time Mason Police officer serves as a crime prevention officer, and conducts orientation sessions for new students, new employees, housing coordinators, and resident assistants on safety procedures and alcohol and drug awareness. Throughout the year, this officer and other police representatives are available to speak to interested groups of students, faculty, and staff on topics including sexual assault, dating safety, theft prevention, personal security, victim services, and alcohol and drug awareness.
Upon request, Mason police officers, security officers, or student cadets will accompany members of the Fairfax, Arlington, and Science and Technology Campuses between academic or residence buildings and parking lots. Safety escorts carry photo IDs at all times. They also carry flashlights, wear reflective clothing, and maintain communication with a communications officer via two-way radio. To request a safety escort, please call Mason Police at (703) 993-2810 and have a form of identification available to show the responding officer or cadet. If you are in need of an escort due to physical injury, please contact Parking and Transportation at (703) 993-2828 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Help us educate Americans on cybersecurity with resources and valuable information to stay safe and secure online, at work and at home. These presentations will help you understand the campaign and provide resources and tools you can use for your own campaign.
Thank you for your support and commitment to Cybersecurity Awareness Month and helping all everyone stay safe and secure online. Please email the CISA Team with any questions. Please direct media inquiries to CISAMedia@cisa.dhs.gov.
Also, keep an eye out for any windows with door locks close by, as intruders can easily smash a window to reach in and open a lock. Check with your landlord to see if window security film can be added to your windows for extra protection. 2b1af7f3a8