|Title||University of San Diego Commuter Students Urged to Exemplify Conduct Befitting a Torero|
|Contact E-mail||harman, at sandiego.edu|
|Contact Phone||(619) 260-4682|
The University of San Diego has introduced a new guide for commuter students reminding them of their civic responsibility as members of the greater San Diego community.
In an effort to further educate students about the importance of safeguarding themselves and respecting their neighbors, the University of San Diego has mailed nearly two thousand commuter students the new “Off-Campus Beach Resident Information” guide. The brochures were mailed with fall 2012 parking permits.
“The brochure reminds Torero students about their responsibility to adhere to the University of San Diego’s Student Code of Rights and Responsibilities,” says USD’s Senior Director of Community and Government Relations Thomas Cleary. “We specifically wanted to address important issues such as: Common Courtesy, the Community Assisted Party Program, Parking, Safety, Pets and Trash Collection,” added Cleary. The names and phone numbers for select community resources were also included in the brochure.
While USD fully encourages its students to adhere to the same laws and guidelines as non-student neighbors, every situation cannot always be effectively addressed. Local residents can help students be better neighbors by engaging them in community-building efforts. When and if a public safety situation arises, neighbors should take the initiative to notify local police. If a USD student is involved in any illegal activity, the university will require police incident reports, citations or arrests to substantiate claims and pursue the student disciplinary process.
“The primary reason we produced the brochure,” says Cleary, “was to provide our students with guidelines to help ensure their safety while on or off-campus.”
The University of San Diego (USD) is a Catholic institution of higher learning committed to teaching, the liberal arts, the formation of values and the creation of ethical leaders. Chartered in 1949, the school enrolls approximately 7,800 undergraduate and graduate full-time equivalent students. USD has a long history of public service and was recently recognized as a Changemaker Campus by Ashoka, the global association of the world’s leading social entrepreneurs. The university’s eight academic divisions include the College of Arts and Sciences, the schools of Business Administration, Law, Leadership and Education Sciences, Nursing and Health Sciences, Peace, the Department of Engineering and the Division of Professional and Continuing Education.