Resolution 18-06: CRISIS AVERTED

Number 18-06
Description Campus emergency training be taught during first year seminar classes.
Authored by Jose Sanchez
Sponsored by Uzma Khan
Cecilia Silva
Date Submitted Tuesday, October 10, 2017
Date Considered Wednesday, January 1, 1000
General Body Vote Wednesday, January 1, 1000
Committee Academic Affairs
Result Killed By Committee
Whereas Situations have happened at education institutions that have involved shooter; and
Whereas Many students face a decision where they have to hide, run or fight because a threat was brought upon on campus. The problem of events likes these are not the security of the university, but the preparedness of the student body; and
Whereas Students who have experience or training for situations like these, such as student staff, have a better sense of readiness and calmness to assess the threat around them and know the procedures for these emergencies; and
Whereas There is a greater ratio of students to staff on campus, and it is unsafe to depend solely on staff to always be there to lead to students to safety.
Be It Further Resolved That The University of Texas at Arlington incorporate emergency procedure training, similar to what staff and faculty are trained on, into first year seminar classes to ensure that UTA students know what to do in crisis.
Be It Further Resolved That UT Arlington provide active shooter information and other safety and security information to transfer students, sophomores, juniors, seniors, and graduate students via video for the 2018-2019 academic year.
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