Max Erickson / Sun Star
The CSO program will be eliminated effective July 1st. This week we asked students: What effect will this have on campus?
“I feel like that would be a really bad idea to eliminate that because we’ve had to call CSO before for problems and if we eliminate it, it’ll be harder to control those problems.” – Aly Thyme, undeclared sophomore
“I wonder who is going to lock the buildings and give parking tickets. I guess the only thing I can imagine is that the police will have to take over these responsibilities and I think that’s too much for them to do because the cuts might be directed at them soon.” – Amy Cross, senior in sociology
“I mean I feel like it’ll have the effect of the campus being less safe, obviously with less people keeping an eye out on things, the campus safety might suffer.” – David Derbesy, freshman in linguistics
“I don’t think its gonna be good, we already have concerns with assault rates and we’ve had issues with things being stolen, drunk and disorderly, all sorts of stuff and I think these problems will only be compounded by eliminating that program. Especially with that senate bill talking about allowing concealed carry and weapons in dorms.” – Jacob Seers, junior in political science
“As an orientation leader I know that parents like that we have a campus police department for campus safety. I think there are other things that could be taken away from instead of this program.” – James Gilchrest, senior in homeland security and emergency management