ERIC Number: ED368316
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Nov-19
Reference Count: N/A
Psychological Safety of Women on Campus.
A safety audit took place at McGill University (Quebec, Canada) with special consideration of women's feelings of safety on campus. Initially, a mini-audit took place at the urban campus in and around several buildings with a group of students, faculty and staff and a representative from the local action committee on violence. The administration was approached for authorization and support of a broader project for the university at large. Teams were formed and attended a 2-hour training session on safety audits and to emphasize the importance that women feel safe. The audit took place with 41 teams one evening for 2 hours. The audits were summarized into one page which is appended to this report. The report helped to develop a night route through campus as well as a map indicating the route, the position of telephones, and other safety information. The report itself was simultaneously released to administration, participants, and the public. Implementation of the report's recommendations has resulted in new emergency phones, improved lighting, additional patrol cars, increased patrol frequency and other measures. A key development has been an institution-wide heightened awareness of women's psychological safety. Appended are the audit summary, the map of the night route, and additional materials. (Contains 18 references.) (JB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: McGill University (Canada)
Note: Paper presented at the "Women in Literature and Life" Assembly of the National Council of Teachers of English (Pittsburgh, PA, November 17-22, 1993).