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Second Annual Safewalk Aims To Keep Campus Safe

10- 10- 2006

Spartanburg, S.C. – The University of South Carolina Upstate continually takes measures to ensure that the 280-acre campus in Spartanburg is a safe environment for its 4,600 students. The University is holding its Second Annual Safewalk on Wednesday, October 25 at 7:00 p.m. The group will first assemble in the second floor lobby of the Campus Life Center.

Participants are invited to come to dinner at 6:00 p.m. in Campus Life Center, Room 317 before meeting in to take part in the Safewalk. Reservations are required prior to October 18. Students, faculty and staff will be divided into teams to scour the campus in search of unsafe areas.

Participants will be asked to locate overgrown shrubbery that create a hiding place, dimly lit areas or areas where the lights are not working, tree limbs that are obstructing lighted areas, etc. Once these areas have been identified, crews will get to work making them safer for the campus community.

“With on-campus housing being at full capacity, more students than ever are on campus both day and night,” said Leon Wiles, vice chancellor for student and diversity affairs. “The Safe Walk will enhance safety measures on campus as well as work to make students more aware and observant of their surroundings.”

For more details or questions, please call the Office of Student and Diversity Affairs at (864) 503-5107.