Panel explores campus safety

Panel explores campus safety

Photo by Lauren Lane

The panel was made up of Sgt. Vonda Collins of The University of Alabama Police Department, Zoe Storey, peer education programs coordinator for the UA Women and Gender Resource Center; and Beth Howard, coordinator of UA Title IX, an organization that works to create a community free of illegal gender discrimination and sexual violence on campus.

The panel addressed a series of issues ranging from UAPD’s relationship with the Alabama Beverage Control Board, how UAPD determines their alerts for UA Alerts, how to report anonymously and the variety of resources on campus for students who are victims of some form 
of violence.

Maria O’Keefe, a senior majoring in history, is a part of the Town Hall program and chose the topic for Monday’s event.

Nicolette Stasiak, a sophomore majoring in nursing, said she was drawn to the town hall for the same reasons. After an officer talked to her sorority’s chapter she became much more aware of this issue.

“Living off-campus, I was happy to learn tonight about the steps we can take now,” she said.

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