The 11th Annual South Carolina Linda B. Floyd
Campus Safety Conference hosted by MUSC
The South Carolina Higher Education Foundation recently sponsored the 2010 S.C. Linda B. Floyd Campus Safety Conference, which was hosted by the Medical University of South Carolina. The conference was held February 17-19, 2010, at the Francis Marion Hotel in Charleston.
Since 1999, the Commission and the SC Higher Education Foundation have sponsored this event to ensure every effort is made to raise public awareness about campus safety. The goal of this year’s Campus Safety Conference was to expand the network of cooperation among the many different areas involved in campus safety including wellness.
The conference theme, Diverse Perspectives: Awareness, Education and Prevention, captured the variety of issues and concerns surrounding campus safety. Student wellness professionals, student personnel and judicial affairs, housing/residence officers, campus safety officers, college and university administrators, faculty, students, and members of the campus community were invited to attend.
Regional and national participants were in attendance at the event.
Online registration for this year’s event was available through a collaborative effort on campus including Education and Student Life, CARC, OCIO-IS, Business Marketing and resources at SC.gov. Applicants were able to complete their registration through an online form and then make payment through a State-run processing resource (SC.gov). This pilot project is being reviewed further by Finance and Administration for possible consideration in a variety of continuing education and conference applications.
Since its inception, the annual campus safety conferences have helped
contribute to the expanding network of campus safety resources and programs around the State. In this spirit, the SC Higher Education Foundation unanimously agreed to change the campus safety conference name to the Linda B. Floyd Campus Safety Conference in recognition of Linda Floyd’s dedicated efforts to address campus safety issues and practices throughout the Palmetto State.
Linda Floyd has been a source of knowledge, encouragement, and continuous support to the campus safety conferences for the past eleven years. Because of Mrs. Floyd’s vision to have an open forum for campus safety and student personnel professionals around the State to collaborate and share information and best practices, the campus safety conferences were created to promote public awareness of the issues and concerns that confront students, parents, campus law enforcement officers and student personnel administrators.