There has been criticism on the way some universities report crime occurring in nearby neighborhoods where many students live.
Villanova is installing an online system in all residence halls that will allow students to control access to both inside and exterior doors using their smartphones.
The message of the few dozen students was clear: the school needs to do more.
The US Department of Education says inclusion on the list “in no way indicates” an institution has violated Title IX, prohibiting sex discrimination, but it’s releasing the list of places it is investigating to “foster better public awareness.”
University spokesman Jonathan Gust says no decision has been made yet and the university is holding forums with students, faculty, and staff to discuss the issue and get input from the campus community.
Spring is traditionally a time when parents of high school juniors and seniors venture out to begin exploring colleges, but one local expert says the same amount of emphasis placed on academic offerings should be placed on campus security.