When faced with a period of unrest, institutions must strike a delicate balance between keeping the campus safe while also teaching students to be responsible activists. Today’s students are often interested in learning how to be more effective advocates for change on their campuses and in their communities, but they may not be prepared for the possible risks and repercussions.
The four moments in this infographic highlight opportunities for institutions to provide targeted guidance and support to students. Engaging students early allows institutions to build stronger relationships with activists and gain a better understanding of their motivations. It allows leaders to craft a student-centered response that honors activists’ goals while also managing risk to those involved and the broader institution.