Syracuse University Implements Measures to Make Students Safer at Night
The university is adding more guards, shuttle vans and security cameras.
- By Sherelle Black
- September 13, 2019
A series of new measures to make students feel safer at night are being implemented by Syracuse University.
One of those measures include the hiring of five trained and licensed guards to escort students from 10:30 p.m. to 3:30 a.m. from Thursday to Saturday, according to a SU News release.
Students who are walking alone can call to get an escort to walk with them at night. When they are not escorting students, they will be stationed along Euclid Avenue, Marshall Street and Walnut Park.
The Daily Orange reported after an assault on students of color late one night in February, students came together to propose safety measures the university could implement.
The attack occurred off campus on Ackerman Avenue.
Additionally, the university will now offer two additional shuttle vans for students on or near campus during the hours of 9 p.m. to 7 a.m.
The vans are free of charge if students have a university ID.
The vans do not coincide with the Centro buses’ hours of operations.
The university announced Wednesday it is also working to add new security cameras in places that are near campus. At this time, the locations have not been announced, according to The Daily Orange.
Sherelle Black is a Content Editor for the Infrastructure Solutions Group at 1105 Media.