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New Large-Scale Event Procedures to Enhance Safety at Student Events
To enhance safety during large-scale student events, Syracuse University has implemented new event safety procedures at Schine Student Center’s Goldstein Auditorium and Underground and South Campus’ Skybarn, the largest event venues on campus outside of the Carrier Dome. In addition, large-scale student events hosted off campus, such as Juice Jam, Mayfest and Senior Celebration, will also adopt these procedures.
Large-scale student events will implement a metal detection wanding procedure at entrances. To ensure lines move efficiently, students and their guests will be asked to remove metal objects from their pockets and person to place in bins.
“Providing a safer, more respectful environment for our students is our chief priority. After receiving feedback from our students about current “pat-down” practices, we worked with our colleagues in the Division of Campus Safety and Emergency Services to assess current procedures and identify a less invasive process that enhances safety and brings our practices in alignment with many other major universities and large event venues,” says Rob Hradsky, senior associate vice president of the student experience and dean of students. “This is a common safety practice and further supports efforts on campus to enhance event safety, such as the safety enhancements and expedited entry practices for events at the Carrier Dome.”
These new large-scale events practices, implemented Sept. 1, follow the recently announced clear bag policy and walkthrough metal detector enhancements made for Syracuse University Athletics events and other special events at Dome.