UR Security has improved its relationship with students, which allows them to feel safe on the River Campus. Despite the high crime rates adjacent to UR, security’s aggressive tactics in dealing with off-campus tresspassers permits students to feel comfortable to socialize freely.

From identifying a problem to implementing a solution, the process of resolving student security concerns has been completed in an efficient manner. Students, administration and security have proven themselves capable of entering into a discussion to methodically address past problems and potential threats to safety.

The Fraternity Quad is a good example of a problem handled effectively. Students took issue with the number of people not affiliated with UR on the Fraternity Quad, especially after a number of fights occurred involving off-campus persons. After students voiced this concern, administrators held meetings with Fraternity Presidents’ Council, Deans’ Advisory Committee and other student groups.

Responding to student suggestions, security has posted officers to the Fraternity Quad on weekend nights. Their presence prevents problems from occurring and allows fast response to incidents. Furthermore, a camera has been approved for installation in Todd Union at an angle overlooking the Fraternity Quad, improving the safety of students there. This rapid assessment of a problem and allocation of resources represents a step in the right direction and vastly improves security’s image.

Thus far, security has reassured students that their policies will not encroach on their social life but rather protect the campus community.



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