Security implements new admit hours system based on student G.P.A.
This coming fall, students who are locked out of their rooms will face a new dilemma when trying to regain entry. Whether they will be able to or not will depend entirely upon their cumulative G.P.A.
Security Services has decided to implement their new system partially because of complaints made by the student body over the past several years.
The complaints themselves centered around the frustrations faced by many when they become locked out of their on-campus residencies.
John Miller, a freshman, complained, “I got locked out of my room in T/P and had to wait for four hours! You have no idea how many check-ins my RA tried to have with me.”
Security Services has released a general statement on the University’s homepage. Among other propositions, the statement made it clear that, “[Security Services] will guarantee that no increase in response time to your call will be made.”
Other ideas proposed by the document included security staff giving referrals to the Center for Writing, Learning and Teaching and having security staff giving quick tutoring lessons before admitting students to their rooms.
Under this new system, students on the dean’s list for academics will be automatically allowed 24-hour access to their rooms.
A preliminary version of this system has been tested within the university’s student body for several weeks already.
Security chief Rod Badman told The Flail reporters that the honor roll allowance is not having much effect because, “The honor roll kids are almost always in the library.”
It appears that the students who need admittance to their rooms least are the ones who have access.
Some students have taken unusual security measures in order to make sure they have access to their rooms.
With the unreliability of PeopleSoft, several students have taken to carrying around paper copies of their transcripts in order to prove their academic merit.
Lisa Maple, a sophomore, reports her illicit activity of carrying her roommate’s transcript because of her higher grades.
When questioned by reporters further about the comparisons between the two systems, Badman admitted that, “In the end, it’s just as arbitrary as what we have now.”
He hopes, however, that the student body will be motivated to improve their overall academics because of the new system.
The wasting of your time is simply an additional necessity that cannot be avoided.