Top 25 University Departments

laurel iconThese are the Top 25 university administrative departments making a difference in student safety.

Special recognition is garnered on University of California, Santa Barbara’s Police Department who is the winner of the 2016 National Department of the Year award for their response to the Isla Vista mass killings and Deltopia street riot.


1 University of California, Santa Barbara Police Department*
2 University of South Carolina Upstate Department of Public Safety*
3 Rowan University Division of Student Life*
4 The University of Texas at Tyler Police Department*
5 Miami University Police Department
6 Syracuse University Department of Public Safety
7 Tulane University Police Department
8 MIT Office of Environment, Health and Safety
9 Indiana University Office of Emergency Management and Continuity
10 The University of New Mexico University Communication and Marketing and Dean of Students Office
11 Massasoit Community College Police Department
12 Indiana State University Police Department
13 Towson University Police Department
14 Grand Canyon University Department of Public Safety
15 Virginia Commonwealth University Department of Information and Technology and Police Department
16 Point Park University Public Safety Department
17 Georgia College and State University Department of Public Safety
18 University of Kansas Medical Center Emergency Management Office, a division   of Public Safety
19 Brigham Young University-Hawaii Campus Safety and Security
20 Pacific Lutheran University Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities, Women’s Center, Human Resources, Campus Safety and Information, Office of Student Life and Provost’s Office
21 High Point University Security Department
22 Texas A&M Health Science Center Environmental Health and Safety Office
23 Gordon College Life Safety Department
24 Emory University Fire Safety Office
25 Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences Safety and Emergency Management Office

* Department of the Year Award winner and finalist.

Rankings are based on the published award criteria.

Nominations for the 2017 Department of the Year Award and Top 25 list open June 2016. Check back for more information.