Oct 31, 2022
“Illinois Tech continuously strives to provide services designed to keep our campus safe.”, this is the first line on the public safety’s website [https://pws.iit.edu/off-campus-security-escorts]. Yes, the department of public safety has its website. Well, how many of us are aware of this? Almost, the same number of people are aware of its policy change, route map, and pickup policy.
The other day, I had the opportunity to raise some concerns that I and my peers had regarding the off-campus escort services with Mr. Andrew Yocum, director of public safety. To mention a few, I was curious about their policy change on having a specific drop-off point rather than dropping us close to where we live (within their existing route), one of my peers also raised a question regarding the unavailability of escort vehicles during the “shift-change” period (which happens sometime between 11:00 PM and 12:00 AM) and having to wait in the cold for the next vehicle to arrive. A few other concerns were raised during this session. Though Mr. Yocum was kind enough to look into these matters, his answers mainly were, please look into public safety’s website, he mentioned that they post everything from policy changes to route map to pick-up points on this website.
2022 - Fall - Issue 7