JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) -Arkansas State University vowed Tuesday to continue to help students feel safe on campus, despite reports of sexual assaults on campus.
Since the semester began, the university reported six sexual assaults.
“It is the time of year according to national statistics, where you’re bringing new students on to campus, students returning to campus, there are events on campus a lot during the fall that foster these types of incidents,” Associate Vice Chancellor for Marketing and Communications, Dr. Bill Smith, said.
Smith said they’re doing all they can to educate students on how to handle sexual assault.
One student, Tanisha Tak, is part of the new group named IMPACT, which stands for Influence More People to Act for Change Together.
Tak said the goal of the group is to inform students of the options available.
“We have police escorts if you are not feeling safe on our campus during the nighttime, and how I know what to do, have a friend with me and have the police on speed dial,” Tak said. “So I do feel safe at A-State.”
“Part of taking the Pack Pact is saying that you will look out for your fellow classmate and you will stand up for your fellow classmate,” Smith added.