Thus, new security procedures are necessary," says Jan Parkin, Assistant Vice President for Alumni Relations and Campaigns for Roosevelt University.
Once those are activated, faculty, staff and students must use their Roosevelt photo ID card to pass through those turnstiles in the Auditorium and Wabash Buildings.
If any current students don't yet have a Roosevelt ID, they can obtain one during normal business hours in the Registrar's Office located on the mezzanine level of the Wabash Building or at the Schaumburg Campus.
Also in the future safety planning, Parkin
says "all visitors, including alumni, will need to get a visitor's pass from security when entering RU buildings.
Government-issued photo ID will be required, and the pass will allow visitors to come and go all day during regular building hours."
adds that "a standard RU alumni membership card will still allow alumni access to library services on all campuses, however it is not enough to get into the building - you must bring a government-issued photo ID."
Many students are familiar with seeing turnstiles in many city buildings such as Harold Washington College
and John Marshall Law School
believes that the new security system will help to make its buildings safer and more secure.
"It's important for our alumni to know that RU
isn't trying to keep people out, but for our students' safety, and our own, we need to know who is in the building," says Parkin
If any alumni want to tell their personal RU experiences, please contact Alumni Relations Director Jan Parkin at firstname.lastname@example.org or University Historian Lynn Weiner at email@example.com.