In the last week of October and first week of November, the Public Affairs Journalism class conducted an informal survey about the safety on Keene State College campus with a total of 367 campus members all identified by gender and status at the college. Out of the 367 KSC Community members who were surveyed 358 answered a series of questions.
As a follow up on November 16, 2015, Assistant Director of Campus Safety Leonard Crossman, held a question and answer sessions for the students of the Public Affairs Journalism class. Crossman went over some procedures regarding what to do if there were an active shooter on campus, and also went over some of Campus Safety’s and the Keene Police Department’s procedures in the event of an active shooter.
After the attacks in Paris, the Public Affairs class conducted a shortened version of the first survey to see if opinions had changed. After identifying gender and status, 59 KSC community members answered only two questions. Interestingly, rather than feeling less safe with the presence of campus safety, students felt more safe as the percentage jumped from 85 percent to 94 percent.