Questions from the Reed Student Forum

The following questions were collected from the students of Reed College at a forum on campus safety with students from other schools:
-What is CSO protocol around force and calling police? Do CSOs request to call police?
-What and how is “violence” determined when it is necessary to use force or involve the police?
-Why was force used on an individual who seemed to be on drugs/affected by substances?
-Should we continue to let people from outside the community come onto campus at all? Should we begin checking student IDs at SU dances? Is Lewis & Clark’s administration acknowledging the consistently poor behavior of their students on our campus? Especially since these issues have happened for at least the past two years.
-To what extent did race play a factor in using force against this individual initially and in calling the police?