Daemen Receives Award for Commitment to Student Wellness, Safety, and Inclusion

By | February 28, 2023

Campus Prevention Network SealDaemen University has earned the highly regarded Campus Prevention Network (CPN) Seal of Prevention for their efforts to focus on student safety, well-being, and inclusion. This recognition is given to less than 12 percent of colleges and universities in the United States. 

The CPN Seal of Prevention represents the highest standard for online prevention education. By receiving this honor, Daemen shows their dedication to taking a proactive approach to critical areas such as mental health, diversity and inclusion, sexual assault, and alcohol and drug misuse.

Daemen’s CHIP Center is leading the way by providing students with the knowledge, skills, and resources to make informed decisions that will positively impact their emotions, physical, and spiritual wellbeing. The center offers everything from counseling services to health and insurance services to prevention and wellness. 

CHIP Center logo on doorframe“The health and wellness of our campus community at Daemen is central to the work that we do,” said Dr. Greg Nayor, Senior Vice President for Strategic Initiatives. “We could not be more thrilled to receive this recognition for the work that we do in our CHIP Center”.

Student safety and the use of prevention programs are part of the standards that schools must meet to be awarded the seal. Daemen has done so and is proud of the programs they have implemented. 

“We are incredibly proud of Daemen University’s initiatives for violence prevention,” said Kerry Spicer, Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs & Dean of Students. “These initiatives, coupled with a secondary training in bystander intervention for student leaders, and mandatory reporter training with faculty and staff, help us to keep the community safe.”

The CPN Seal of Prevention differentiates Daemen for taking action on this commitment and strengthens institutional performance across the metrics that matter the most. 

While the institutions that have received this distinction are very diverse, they share, on average, a 9.5% higher first-year retention rate and a 12.5% higher on-time four-year graduation rate compared to schools that did not earn the CPN Seal of Prevention. In addition, 34% of high school seniors said they’d be more likely to attend a college that achieved the Seal. 

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