QU Cracks Down on Safety and Security
By Ashlynn Worley
On March 19, 2018, Quincy University sent a campus-wide emergency alert notification test to all students and staff who opted into the emergency alert system.
According to the status report, over twenty students who opted in still did not receive a notification.
Students entering incorrect information when opting in did not receive alerts.
The report indicated that three students purposefully blocked the university’s emergency notification number, putting their safety in jeopardy.
QU is taking extra precautions to ensure the campus is safe and secure.
In the next few weeks, a panic button will be installed at the front desk of the Student Success Center. In addition, key card entry will also be required from the main outside entrance into the building.
This summer, QU plans to install new interior and exterior cameras in the Health and Fitness Center and freshman residence halls.
The criminal justice department is coordinating with the Quincy Police Department to hold an active shooter training course April 11 at the Hall of Fame Room.
Chartwells will provide lunch for everyone starting at noon with the training course to follow.
Dean of Students Christine Tracy manages QU’s emergency alert notification system and encourages students to visit her office with any questions or concerns.
Tracy also plans to conduct safety drills for students inside every residence hall next semester.