S. Daniel Carter
Campus Security Consultant
S. Daniel Carter has been at the forefront of advancing campus safety and victims’ rights for over 25 years. He began his career in campus safety at the University of Tennessee–Knoxville after an on-campus murder. Currently he is an independent campus security consultant and also serves on the board of the national not-for-profit SurvJustice.
Carter graduated with a BA in political science and went on to work for Safe Campuses Now and then the Clery Center for Security On Campus. While at the Clery Center, Carter created the first national program focused exclusively on providing assistance to the victims of campus violence, with a primary focus on sexual violence. This program assisted victims in pursuing their rights on campus under the Clery Act and Title IX. Most recently, Carter served as the director of the VTV Family Outreach Foundation’s 32 National Campus Safety Initiative (32 NCSI).
In 2008, Carter was recognized on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives as “the leading person in this nation in advocating more action and tougher action against crimes that are committed on campus.” He also received the first Jeanne Clery Campus Safety Award in 1994 for doing “extraordinary things to make college and university students safer.” Through his work, Carter has helped to develop, draft, and secure passage of regulations for seven major pieces of federal legislation, including the Clery Act and the Campus SaVE Act. Additionally, Carter has trained thousands of campus officials on the Clery Act training and is widely recognized as a public speaker on campus safety issues in the national media, such as CBS Evening News, MSNBC, NPR, and Time Magazine.