Category Archives: Safety

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month

By Jalyn Bolyard, Online Editor
 
It’s time once again to advocate as it is officially Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM). Throughout the month of April, many events surrounding education and awareness of sexual assault will be held on campus.

Myers maintains campus for many years

By Walker Polivka, Contributing Writer

Walking around campus, you see buildings named after Shaw, Krise, Campbell and several other important West Liberty benefactors. Every building has a unique story. One building can be generally overlooked. Located behind the ASRC, the Myers Maintenance Building is filled with history. Just who was Myers and why did we name a building after him?

West Liberty seeks to uphold ADA guidelines

By Sean Kranske, Contributing Writer
 
In recent years, West Liberty University has made ADA accommodations a priority when designing or renovating facilities on campus. 

How to handle cold weather, harsh road conditions

By Sean Kranske, Contributing Writer
 
Late in the spring semester, West Liberty students are blessed with some of the greatest weather of the year. The trips across the quad to all of the on-campus classes and events feels like a short walk. However, during the earliest parts of the spring semester, these walks can feel more like miserable journeys. To properly prepare for the often harsh January and February weather on the hilltop, there are certain precautions that students can take to make the cold less inconvenient.

Kate Billings adds Title IX Coordinator to her resume

By Ana Berbel, Distribution Manager
 
As of Jan. 2, Campus Activities Coordinator Kate Billings overtook the position of Title IX Coordinator.  
 
“Title IX prohibits discrimination based on sex and gender in education programs, including athletic programs or activities that receive federal funding,” Billings explained. “Under Title IX, schools must ensure that all students have equal access to education, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, or gender identity.”

University procedures allow for consistent discipline 

By Jalyn Bolyard, Online Editor
 
Recently, West Liberty University has been in the public eye about serious incidents, such as allegations of sexual assault and domestic violence, concerning past and current WLU students. Questions have been raised on how WLU treats these incidents, and the steps that are taken after they occur. 

Title IX offenses are being taken seriously

By Emily Salvatori, Assistant Editor
 
Domestic violence and sexual violence are major issues that affect multiple people and deserve awareness, because it is completely unacceptable. It can happen to anyone, not just women, and there is no shame in seeking help. There are resources and help available on campus for victims of sexual assault or domestic violence.

West Liberty prides itself on campus safety

By Josh Smith, Contributing Writer 

Many factors go into choosing a university: finding the right degree program, unique extracurricular activities, different clubs and organizations and an overall fun atmosphere play a huge part in finding a school to spend the next four years of your life. The one aspect that is beginning to play a bigger role in the selection process is campus safety.

Distracted walking is dangerous and annoying

By Emily Salvatori, Assistant Editor

Texting while walking can seem harmless, especially compared to the more dangerous texting and driving. However, texting and walking can be more dangerous than it seems.

Campus community recognizes ‘SAAM’ with several events

By Jalyn Bolyard, Online Editor
 
Throughout the month of April, WLU partnered with various groups to host multiple events to raise awareness for sexual assault. April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM), but the awareness does not have to stop after the month is over.