On Feb. 27, members of Campus Safety, Student Affairs and ECOS met in the Student Lounge to discuss current security measures regarding off-campus visitors and possible steps students can take in preventing these people from coming onto campus in the future. The meeting comes in the midst of increased reports of trespassing on Eckerd’s campus during weekend parties.


The meeting was attended by ECOS President Rebecca Valentine, ECOS Executive Vice President Marissa Bradley and administrators including Associate Vice President and Associate Dean of Students Fred Sabota, Associate Dean for Student Life Anne Wetmore, Assistant Dean for Career Services Grant Bailey, Assistant Dean for Community Standards and Title IX Coordinator Joanna Ellwood, Director of Campus Safety and Security Tonya Womack, Assistant Vice President of Operations Adam Colby and Vice President for Student Life and Dean of Students James Annarelli.


The meeting focused primarily on how to keep dorm parties safe from potentially threatening people. Attendants discussed potential solutions to this problem, including increasing video surveillance and encouraging students to report anything believed to be out of the ordinary.


Student leaders suggested that students could use an app to report suspicious activity. Members of Campus Safety encouraged students to use their email to report issues or to register any and all guests.


More complete coverage of the ongoing trespassing issue on Eckerd’s campus is forthcoming.


(Correction: "Trespassing" was spelled wrong in the headline.)

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.