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Dan Coviello Leah Carney Vinny Mistretta John Loiodice
BACKGROUND INFORMATION College shootings and school violence in recent years Recent acts of violence at Rowan Is our campus safe? What safety precautions do we have here at Rowan? Help find a solution to prevent further occurrences.
SIGNIFICANCE Directly affects us as college students Colleges sh0uld be safe environments Parents and students keep in mind when picking colleges Raise awareness and be knowledgeable about subject Students should be able to have a voice on campus
SOME ARTICLES TO DISCUSS Colleges making situations seem less serious Roark discusses most common types of violence 1. harassment 2. hazing 3. assault 4. rape New setting, away from parents, stress, drinking, etc. Knowledge and awareness
Back to our question…… Do students feel that Rowan University takes necessary precautions for preventing violence and injuries on campus? How did we go about answering our research question and getting the results we needed?
SURVEY 100 random students from all over campus Background info; On or off-campus, gender, year, major, and extra-curricular activities Campus safety and campus injuries questions Open-ended responses Get an idea of how safe Rowan is and what areas need to be improved upon to prevent future acts from occurring.
Males Violence Witnessed Guy bleeding from nose and mouth Cars broken into Soda thrown at someone Female mangle a male individuals face Drunken fights IIII Fights III Robbery Jumped III Knives being pulled II Man spanking child Recommendations Remove ice from sidewalk More parking Police stop busting parties and become more concerned with people committing real crimes Faster response time Separation of local residents and rowan No spanking policy Have security cars in parking lots throughout night Safety Class More lights IIIIIIIIIII Better the area around campus More security IIIIIIIIIII Injuries Hit by golf cart ridden by ropo
Females Violence Witnessed Purse Stolen Verbal Abuse Fight with Glassboro kids Bloody Aftermath of Events Fighting II Drunken Fights IIII Theft Harassed by lady because someone was turning around in handicap zone Recommendations More Lights IIIIII Easier Access to public safety Undercover Cops Blue lights “out of order” should be fixed IIIIII Better snow removal More Blue Lights More safety officers III IIIIIIIII More safe walk and ride II Cameras II Classes and awareness Better instruction to keep students safe II Get rid of white smoke II Injuries Fell in parking lot when it snowed II Passed out during soccer
What questions need to be answered Do students have an overall feeling of safety? Is there any discrepancies result i.e. (males vs. females)? Does Rowan do enough to ensure safety? What does it all mean?
How to make sense of it all If more than 25% of the answers were below neutral the issue was red flagged Red-flagged issues are compared to experiences and suggestions Help gain an understanding of student population as a whole
What was discovered We found students as a whole are Comfortable walking around campus Feel there is adequate campus security happy with the way campus is maintained Concerned about construction and smoke coming out of grates on sidewalks Feel unprepared in instances of injury or violence
Does Rowan do their part? Emergency poles give students a feeling of safety Students are happy with amount of campus security Feel comfortable with accessibility of public access in the case of an injury Students are happy with the maintenance of the campus
Rowan dropping the ball Students are very concerned about Construction on campus Snow removal problems Smoke coming up through grates throughout campus Personal preparation in events of violence or injury
Discrepancies As a whole students are happy with amount of campus security however, increased public safety was also one of the highest suggestions for improvement Also students feel personally unprepared despite the comfort in public safety Why?
Surprises Many students fell unprepared in a case of emergency however would not take a class on public safety and was to improve personal safety The opinions of males and females did not have a large discrepancy on most of the questions
What can we do? Overall Rowan is making strides to keep a feeling of overall safety, however there is much room for improvement Making strides towards giving all students peace of mind about safety Has increased public safety, lights on campus, and added things like safe walk and ride, but there is still much to improve
Rowan can go back to the student body and ask for new suggestions and ideas Students would still like to see Lights Maintained and additional emergency poles Increased response time More Public Safety