Next Tuesday and Wednesday evening, the Southwest Quad Community Council will present two crime-prevention summits, conceived of by the council as “unconventional forums [...] to share the vision and experience of safety precaution practices.”
In an effort spearheaded by Interhall Vice President of External Affairs Dalvin Butler (COL ’13), the council invited the Department of Public Safety’s new crime prevention coordinator, Talib Abdur-Rahim, to help organize and run the summits.
The summits will take place on April 5th from 8 p.m. until 10 p.m. in the lobby of McCarthy Hall and April 6th from 8 p.m. until 10 p.m. in Reynolds Hall.
They will be open to all students and will offer free laptop and bike registration to the first 10 participants. Each service normally costs $10 and $15, respectively.
Abdur-Rahim and the council will also disseminate safety tips and best practices to help students avoid being a victim of crime.
No other residence halls have made plans as of yet for similar summits, but Butler hopes the idea will spread.
“We must be proactive in providing the safety tips to residents,” he says. “We cannot prevent or solve crime in a vacuum by passing resolutions or amendments.”