Simply put, the college needs to allocate more resources to ensure that students are safe, happy and healthy while on campus.
In Spring 2015, many students needing services at the Center for Counseling and Psychological Services had to wait two to three weeks to see a counselor. A year later, the wait time has diminished, yet students still have concerns in other areas.
The report of two rapes, which took place between August and October 2015 and appeared in the Feb. 4 Public Safety Log, has brought increased attention to Ithaca College’s policies for victims of sexual assault and harassment.
Attendees of this semester’s faculty town hall meeting discussed the presidential search committee, better communication with the Ithaca College Board of Trustees and issues of diversity and inclusion.
In response to last semester’s campus-wide discussion on CAPS funding, the college will be hiring a staff member for the upcoming school year and instituting a new, telephone-based assessment system.