For example, being a victim of sexual assault can be very damaging for the rest of one’s life, whether it is mentally, emotionally, or physically. It is known to a number of people that sexual assaults are more likely to happen on college campuses than anywhere else. Due to the number of students that are enrolled in college, this is a huge problem that the nation needs to spend more time finding solutions. This topic is important to me because I am a young woman in college who lives on a college campus and it is a necessity
1985) (Ehlenberger 31). The courts decided that students have 4th Amendment rights but in concern for public safety it was decided "school officials, do not need probable cause or a warrant to search students" (Ehlenberger 31). Although the schools do not need reasonable suspicion to search students, I believe that they should wait to use drug dogs until they have confirmed the problem. This was the case at Longmont high school in Colorado where they discovered there was a drug problem. Upon learning of the problem the principal; Mary White said "To keep the problem from growing, I decided to try a controversial, but rapidly growing, means of interdiction: using dogs to sniff students lockers" (Robinson).
Every single victim experienced a form of revictimization whether that is through false reports in the media, or the college campuses’ failure to report or help sexual assault victims. Other victims could not get their case heard by the college they were attending, were completely ignored by these institutions, or did not have enough evidence to withstand trial in the criminal justice system (The Hunting Ground, 2015). In addition to that, other victims have experienced various other issues concerning the process after being assaulted. Sexual assault victims are continuously revictimized following their own personal attack. Therefore, the process or the system succeeding a sexual assault needs to be enhanced and improved for victims.
The policies of Title IX is a problem that has been an issue pushed under the rug for years and it needs to be revised. Men’s teams shouldn’t have to be cut, all it takes is changes within the universities and a public voice. Spreading the word about Title IX and the negative effects will open the eyes of politicians, courts, and the universities. If everyone started a trend on social media and put pressure on the colleges, they could make a plan to reverse the negative effects. Challenging and changing the impurities of Title IX won’t make genders’ in athletics unequal, but balanced and ultimately just.
Dr. Martin Luther King was deeply committed to achieving social equality through the use of information. He worked to inform people about the harmfulness of oppression, not only that, he took active steps to eliminate these acts of oppression against groups that were seen as the ‘other’. I plan to use his method on SLU’s campus by joining the Active Minds club in order to promote mental health around the campus. Those who suffer from mental illness are constantly seen as the ‘other’ or ‘crazy’. At SLU, I will work to eradicate this line of thought because the number of those who suffer from mental disorders is rapidly increasing, especially on college campuses.
It has taken many years for people in society to break out of the norms and expectations of how to grow up and live in the world. A huge factor in this “revolution”: attending college. Whether it is taking a gap year to discover the world and the waiting opportunities, or simply running with it all after high school to work, attending college isn’t considered a given anymore. Now not all cases are the same for every person, therefore they can only decide what is the best path for them after high school. Still, the benefits of a being a college graduate will never be diminished.
I foresee both, advantages and disadvantages, about arming school staff members. I believe that this could be part of a solution for some smaller and rural school that cannot afford armed security or have limited access to law enforcement. I also believe that something is better than nothing because the sooner we can stop this event, the less citizens that are harmed. Law enforcement has focused heavily on advance training and preparing for these attacks since the Columbine incident in 1999. Over the past 19 years law enforcement continues to evaluate the tactics and mindset of the active shooters.
The way to make people aware of what they’re doing to contribute to the problem is to educate the general public about rape culture and how it affects a victim’s life. We can also ensure victim’s safety by implementing stronger consequences against those accused of rape. Rape culture is commonly perpetrated by young men on college campuses. In a report published in 2015, it is stated that one in five women have experienced sexual assault while on a college campus (Luna 1). This is because young men are not taught that they do not have a right to women’s bodies.
Locker Checks Guns, drugs and knives are only some of things that are potentially slipping through the doors of schools each day without teachers or administration knowing. While some people may claim that locker checks are a violation of a student’s privacy others like myself disagree. Police or administration should have the rights to check your locker at any time. Random or regular locker checks can play a big role in eliminating crime, they are an important part of a police officer’s job and ensure school safety. First of all, random locker checks can play a big role in eliminating crime in the next generation.
Now, I’m not saying the school should go and staff one hundred security guards, but ten, even five more wouldn’t hurt. With that all being said, the violence at West needs to be more controlled for the sake of our students, our reputation as a school, and our staff. The change may not happen in the blink of an eye, but I believe that our administration should enforce a no tolerance policy for fighting to help the process speed up. Students should feel safe at school and be proud of the school they go to. It should be the same for the staff.
Dorothy Siegel’s argument in the essay “What Is Behind the Growth of Violence on College Campuses?” is persuasive. Siegel persuades the reader by presenting her points and validating them with facts and statistics. One of the strongest aspects of the argument is that contrary to popular belief, students are committing a majority of the crimes that take place on college campuses; the students “themselves may become the assailants”, not persons from outside of the campus. She further supported this by pointing out that students tend to know their attackers. Another strong aspect of her argument is that campus violence is due to substance abuse.
This case gained negative notoriety because of the light sentence Turner was given. New ideas have to be constructed so that violations like that of Brock Turner will not occur repeatedly in collegiate settings. Colleges need to implement “zero tolerance” policies when disciplining sexual predators. If someone is tried and convicted of a sexual crime on campus, they should be permanently expelled instead of being allowed to return when their sentence is up, like Brock Turner’s case