Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Officials to review policies

Students get chance to voice opinions

The Dean of Students Office invited students to participate in the Town Hall meeting April 1, the second of two Town Hall meetings this year.

According to Dean of Students Keith Anderson, Town Hall meetings are designed to give students the chance to voice their questions and concerns regarding Liberty administration.

Through this special event, students have a chance to develop a sense of leadership and “alleviate the communication barrier” between themselves and officials from all departments.

Anderson said administrative officials from various offices of Liberty will take an hour from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in DeMoss Hall 1101 exclusively to address student questions from the audience about anything from dress code to campus safety. Officials from the departments of Student Conduct, Auxiliary Services, Liberty University Police Department and Transportation Services will participate in the event.

“It is a platform where I give students the opportunity to speak directly to the administration regarding issues that might affect the student population,” Anderson said.

The last Town Hall meeting brought some noticeable changes around campus, Anderson said, including permission for men to wear T-shirts and non-collared shirts as well as approved use of R-rated films for educational purposes.

“If they provide a viewing list from the academic dean’s office to my office, they wouldn’t be banned (from viewing certain R-rated films),” Anderson said, emphasizing the education-only criteria for the films.

According to Anderson, one of the main goals for the Town Hall is simply to encourage students to become active in local government.

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