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Auburn Campus Safety & Security Answers Questions about Town Hall and Safety Programs

Auburn, Ala. (EETV) - Auburn University Campus Safety and Security has released a notice to students regarding the upcoming town hall and FAQs regarding Campus Safety Notices.

The notice sent out at 9:07 A.M. gave more information on some questions that students have had.

In regards to the town hall being held later today, they have released that it will be hosted by Student Affairs at 4:00 P.M. in the Student Activities Center Auditorium (also with a Zoom option). This town hall will be an open discussion covering topics such as preventing and reporting sexual assault, as well as how Student Affairs and Campus Security can better help students in these regards.

To promote the knowledge of Auburn's safety program, they released an article that listed the resources for safety that are provided:

  • Auburn Police Division University Precinct officers who patrol the campus 24 hours a day
  • Auburn employed and contracted security officers after hours
  • Nearly 200 blue-light emergency phones that dial directly to 911
  • An extensive security camera system
  • A free Auburn Safety app, which includes features such as "Friend Walk," ability to submit a tip, "How to Respond guide", and sexual violence resources
  • Safe Harbor, a confidential resource, which is a university service that supports those experiencing personal violence, including dating/domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking/harassment. A 24/7 crisis phone number (334-844-7233) is available for those seeking help

This article also emphasizes the importance of "transparency, student outreach, and student input" in the town hall being held later this afternoon.

With the FAQs released, Campus Safety and Security addressed some questions pertaining to the notices that are released to students. Some questions that are answered are as follows:

  • What is the purpose of a campus safety notice?
  • What does Campus Safety & Security do when they receive an allegation of a crime?
  • When is a timely warning required?
  • From whom does Campus Safety & Security receive reports of crime?
  • What are Clery Act crimes?
  • Why does Campus Safety & Security sometimes withhold the specific location of the alleged crime?
  • What information about the suspect is provided in a campus safety notice?
  • What are the consequences for those found responsible?

For answers to these questions, view the article, found here.

For more information and a space to ask questions, attend the town hall, held later today at 4 P.M.