Some new changes will be in effect at Syracuse University when students come back from Thanksgiving break following weeks of racist and hateful incidents on campus that has garnered national attention.
The announcement, from SU Chancellor Kent Syverud on Monday, said that the administration is focusing on three things: Safety, student well-being and campus engagement.
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Nineteen new safety officers will be spread across dorms, more security cameras will be added to more locations across campus and Department of Public Safety officers will continue their increased shifts.
At the Barnes Center, there will be double the amount of health, wellness and counseling professionals available during drop-in hours.
And the week students get back to campus, there will be de-stress activities in Bird Library and other locations across campus.
By Sunday, the day most students are expected to return from Thanksgiving break, the chancellor is promising a new DPS webpage with details about all of the safety updates in one place.
In addition, a new “campus commitment” page will offer regular updates about progress being made in addressing student demands.