March 10 Campus Safety Update; Forum at 5 p.m.

Posted on March 10th, 2011 by

March 10, 2011

To: Students, faculty, and staff
From: Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students Jeff Stocco

I write with today’s update following the two attempted sexual assaults reported on the Gustavus campus last weekend.

We continue to appreciate the extremely valuable and helpful information that members of the campus community have reported to assist with the investigation. Please keep in mind that if you have any information at any time, you should contact the St. Peter Police Department at 507-931-1550, or take advantage of our anonymous online Silent Witness program If you see any suspicious activity, please call Campus Safety immediately, at 507-933-8888.

As we indicated on Monday, we are holding forums every night this week in order to give students, faculty, and staff the opportunity to hear Campus Safety updates, ask questions, and engage in dialogue. Tonight’s forum is at 5 p.m. in the St. Peter Room in the Campus Center. We hope you can attend.

We encourage members of the campus community to participate tonight in “Take Back the Night.” It is scheduled to begin at 9:30 p.m. in Christ Chapel. Several professors and campus staff members will speak at this vigil to provide support and insight on the issue of sexual assault. The organizers—the Womyn’s Awareness Center (WAC) and Mentoring Men for Lives of Meaning and Making a Difference (M-Pact)—invite you to become part of the solution, part of the end to sexual violence.

Also, Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies Karen Larson will lead free Women’s Self Defense Classes, open to all community members, in Alumni Hall from 5:30 to 6:20 p.m. on the following Tuesdays: March 15 and 22, April 5 and 12, and May 3 and 10.

Finally, please continue to take advantage of the individual escort rides available from Campus Safety by calling to request a ride at 507-933-8888. Also please note the locations of SafeRide stops for your convenience:

We hope to see you at the forum today at 5 p.m.


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