Student safety concerns addressed at USG meeting

Franklin Hagler , Staff Writer

This week’s SUNY Buffalo State United Students Government meeting started off with a similar theme as the last, with an opening focused on safety.

Criminal activities have slowed recently compared to the beginning of the year. However, some safety concerns are still prevalent on campus.

President Katherine Conway- Turner and USG President Derek Jorden took a walk through campus this past weekend to take note of any issues that are plain to see.

The biggest problem was that some lights were completely out in areas on campus. This is a concern because some students are deciding to use these areas as hang out spots.

President Jorden stated, “There is no reason for this, lights are out and students are just sitting in the dark. I know I can’t see anything, so I don’t know what could be going on.”

This is something that may be very alarming to a lot of residents on campus, despite the heightened sense of security that has taken place.

Visitor privileges were recently restored. Even after the Presidents’ Sunday walk through campus, caution should still be taken, as the armed robbery incident has yet to see anyone arrested; and UPD’s presence has felt “pulled back to normal,” said some students.

The Town Hall Meeting that was supposed to take place last week has yet to be announced by either President Conway-Turner or President Jorden.

The right place and time has not been worked out with council members of Buffalo State, but the students will get an opportunity to address all concerns at a later date.

Another source of great debate, in almost every school each year, is the food. The Food Services Meeting will be taking place on October 6 at 12:30 p.m. in Assembly Hall 2. This gives freshmen and upperclassmen alike the opportunity to give new suggestions and file complaints about the food in Campbell Student Union.

The Buffalo State Organizational Representative meeting will also take place the same day, October 6, but in the Social Hall at 8:45 p.m. All organization reps have been advised to register with Bengal Connect in order to have access to all deadlines and information for scheduling events, as well as all the perks that come with being an official Buffalo State organization.

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