This week we are highlighting Tulane University, where we have several campus advocates! Tulane has some great programs, some new and some old, in place to ensure the safety of their students and faculty. We think that's awesome.
Located in New Orleans, Louisiana, one safety obstacle at Tulane is the city environment in addition to the typical threats to personal safety present on other college campuses. One way that the university has tackled this obstacle has been the installation of crime cameras on campus, both uptown and downtown, and is planning to install more cameras in the surrounding neighborhoods to reinforce this protection. The cameras are monitored and patrols can be sent if anything suspicious is viewed.
Tulane also ensures ample patrolling of the campus area. Both security and bike patrols downtown, as well as regular and bike patrols into extended areas uptown, provide a sense of comfort for the student body. Nighttime guards also are stationed outside dorms.
According to a statement released earlier this fall by the university's president, Michael Fitts, 12,000 lights on campus were replaced with brighter, more energy-efficient LED lights. The university is also working to replace more lights in hallways that students frequent at night. This emphasis on safety and environmental awareness, both outdoors and indoors, really stands out to us at grooop.
Another practice is the use of the Blue Light System at Tulane, as well as other campuses nationwide. The system is a series of alarm stations spread across campus. The idea is that you can see another Blue Light from any one on campus. They emit blue light to stand out and can alert the police in the event of an emergency. If you are running away from a situation, you can press blue lights along your path so that police know where you are. Blue Lights provide a sense of security and are a clearly visible resource for those in need.
If you think your school is doing something unique and great to promote campus safety, let us know!
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