Feeling safe in your living environment is a top priority for many people, especially when moving to a completely new place. This is why campus safety is so important on college campuses.
For many students, feeling safe on a campus is a deal-breaking aspect.
On Morningside’s campus, campus security drives ATVs to patrol and make sure students are safe. Morningside students can call campus security at any time to get a ride back to their dorms or a ride between buildings.
According to Claire Sells, a sophomore at Morningside University, she feels safe on Morningside’s campus because “campus security is always there to make sure she makes it back to her room safely.” She also stated that she feels campus safety is at its peak of importance due to all the stories and allegations immersing surrounding college campus in Iowa and surrounding states.
Another female student, Nyah Eldridge had a completely different view on her safety. Nyah is also a sophomore on Morningside’s campus but she claims she doesn’t feel entirely safe because “most of the time, campus safety doesn’t hear about scary things happening until after they happen.” Another complaint Nyah had is the amount of time it takes for campus security to arrive when students call. There are sometimes when it takes them a longer amount of time and the longer the wait, the more danger that student is in.
Female students are not the only ones that have feelings of danger.
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Although there are some student complaints, Morningside’s campus security still does their best to make sure all students are safe.
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