Campus Safety

By: Paige Lambrecht
By: Paige Lambrecht

Missing 20-year-old UW Madison student Audrey Seiler didn't live on campus but she obviously walked through it almost every day, and while it's harder to regulate safety off campus, officials at UW Stevens Point say while students are on campus, they're well looked after.

Thousands of students walk the campus of UWSP every day, and once a year school administrators do the same thing. It's their annual safety walk to point out areas of the campus that need to be looked at or made safer.

One of those that takes part is John Jury, executive director of Student Life.

"In truth a well-lit campus gives students a sense of safety and that's important too, so any problems that they see or the administration sees gets corrected immediately."

But school officials say in the end the students have to make smart choices about their own safety, and whether you live on campus or off some of the best ways to stay safe are the easiest, according to residential living director Bob Mosier.

"One of the biggest things that the students can do and we emphasize is keep their doors locked."

Maybe the best way to judge if a campus is safe is by asking the students. UWSP puts out a survey every year and officials say an overwhelming majority of the students say they feel safe.

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