September 14, 2021

Susquehanna University has been named a recipient of the Campus Prevention Network Seal of Prevention, which is awarded to institutions of higher education that have demonstrated leadership in digital prevention programming focused on student safety, well-being and inclusion.

Each recipient of the CPN Seal of Prevention has taken action to create a safer, more inclusive campus through comprehensive, evidence-based digital prevention education on issues such as sexual assault, alcohol misuse, mental health and discrimination. The CPN Seal of Prevention establishes guidelines for discerning quality online prevention education and implementation practices, and positions prevention as central to key institutional outcomes, including recruitment, student success, retention and advancement.

Susquehanna established its Violence Intervention and Prevention Center in 2018 with funding from the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office on Violence Against Women. In addition to a 19-member Coordinated Community Response Team, the center oversees:

  • Extensive training programs for students, faculty and staff.
  • Counseling and advocacy services available for students 24/7 through Transitions of PA.
  • Continuing education opportunities for members of the university’s Code of Conduct board and public safety officers.

The criteria for the CPN Seal of Prevention are based on the Principles of Effective Prevention Programs (Nation, et al., 2003). Over 1,000 campuses are evaluated on an annual basis to determine eligibility.

Vector Solutions’ Campus Prevention Network is committed to fostering safe, healthy and inclusive communities for students, faculty, and staff. Through evidence-based prevention tools, resources and insights, the Campus Prevention Network supports over 1,300 colleges, universities and national fraternities and sororities in driving lasting, large-scale change on the issues that matter most, including sexual assault and harassment, diversity and inclusion, alcohol and other drugs, hazing and mental health.

The CPN Seal of Prevention is presented by Vector Solutions.