Campus Safety and Violence Coalition 

If you would like to learn more about this group or have a question related to this topic, contact the chairperson listed below. Please search by last name in the Membership Directory to locate an email address or contact them through the online member forum ACHA Connect [login required].

The purpose of the ACHA Campus Safety and Violence Coalition is:

  • To enhance efforts to recognize campus violence as a critical health and safety issue on our respective campuses.
  • To be a mechanism for the exchange of information, research based resources and tools to address the many impacts of campus violence.
  • To identify and disseminate best practices addressing campus safety and violence issues.
  • To provide continuing education, advocacy, and professional development across ACHA.

Please note: Any ACHA individual member (Regular, Student, Associate, or Emeritus) may join a coalition; however, only Regular Individual and Student Members may vote or hold office in a coalition.

Co-chairs
Jennifer Jacobsen MA, MPH
Grinnell College

Melissa Kelley EdD, CHES
Union College

Board Liaison
Brenda Higgins, EdD, MSN, APRN-BC, FNP
Truman State University

Staff Liaison
Emma Glasgow

How to Join this Coalition

Getting involved in a coalition is a great way to:


  • Join forces with other college health professionals to work on the issues most meaningful to you.
  • Stay abreast of the latest news on specific issues.
  • Assist ACHA in promoting healthy campus communities and advancing the health of college students.
  • Maximize your membership investment.

To join a coalition:
Login to your account and select the "Preferences" tab.

Not an ACHA Member?
Participation in ACHA coalitions is just one of the many valuable benefits of membership. Learn more and join today!

Coalitions provide a multi-disciplinary, topic-oriented organizational mechanism with broad geographic representation for continuing education; advocacy; knowledge; standards; and professional development. They enhance channels of communication among members with different professional backgrounds to address common issues in college health and expand membership participation opportunities in the association. Coalitions serve as an information and consultative resource for ACHA members and other communities of interest, and help create informational and educational resources, guidelines, and/or best practices. They are available to advise the Board of Directors on relevant policy issues and plan, solicit, or facilitate programming at ACHA and affiliate annual meetings.