Daemen Nationally Recognized for Safety and Inclusion Training

By | September 28, 2021

Daemen College has been recognized for its investment in student safety, well-being and inclusion training, earning the Campus Prevention Network (CPN) 2021 Seal of Prevention.

The distinction comes as a result of the college’s commitment to providing digital prevention programs for students on issues such as sexual assault, alcohol misuse, mental health, and discrimination.

More than one thousand campuses are evaluated each year for the recognition—and fewer than one-third receive it. 

“We take our commitment to student safety seriously,” said Daemen President Gary Olson. “Daemen is proud to be in a select group of institutions recognized for prioritizing this essential facet of each student’s education and college experience.”

Prevention education in higher education is tied to key institutional outcomes, including recruitment, student success, retention, and advancement; in fact colleges and universities committing to providing such services have a 10 percent higher-than-average retention rate, according to CPN. 

Logo of recognition

“We are excited to name Daemen College as a 2021 recipient of the CPN Seal of Prevention,” said Vector Solutions CEO Marc Scheipe. “Daemen has demonstrated a true commitment to students by investing in both their academic success inside the classroom as well as their well-being and experiences outside the classroom.”

“We are proud to recognize Daemen for their exemplary work helping to make college and university communities safer and more inclusive,” Scheipe added.

The criteria for CPN’s distinction is based on the academic paper “Principles of Effective Prevention Programs”—published in 2003 in the journal “American Psychologist”—which states:  

The high prevalence of drug abuse, delinquency, youth violence, and other youth problems creates a need to identify and disseminate effective prevention strategies.