It would appear that making the plan was a tactical move to save face.
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.
Another Circles resident, who asked to remain anonymous, was in her apartment when a man trespassed into her residence through the second-floor balcony over winter break.
A community review board is something the campus has needed for several months now, and it has taken more than nine meetings to even draft a setup for it.
“I was doing rounds for SASP, and this girl walked by on the phone repeatedly saying ‘I think someone is following me.’” Fleming said. “I was mostly scared for her, but also thought to myself, ‘That could’ve been me.’”
SCC Irresponsible Use of Alcohol
LOCATION: Circle Apartments
SUMMARY: Tompkins County 911 center reported intoxicated person requested ambulance. One person transported to hospital by ambulance staff and judicially referred for irresponsible use of alcohol. Master Patrol Officer Steve Rounds.
A work group formed in October 2015 between Residential Life and Public Safety is currently focusing on the creation of a community review board to make decisions about concerns regarding Public Safety.
Students protesting the racial climate at Ithaca College are not the only ones finding a collective voice with which to address institutionalized racism. In a tumultuous fall semester, at least 75 other colleges and universities have begun bringing their demands for change to their administrations.
The Ithaca College Student Government Association passed a bill with the goal of mending relationships between the Office of Public Safety and Emergency Management and the student body. The bill, titled the PEACE bill, was passed at a Dec. 7 meeting. It was spurred by alleged incidents of aggression by Public Safety officers and subsequent protests over the racial climate at the college.