The campus climate report highlights that most of our issues on campus derive from the abuse of alcohol use ranging from lack of campus engagement to sexual assault. Personally, I agree with many of the claims that alcohol plays a large role in our culture, but is this not unique to our university.
Many students on campus reacted to the CCR by saying that they were either not surprised, that the report was biased, or that they simply didn’t care. I also heard from some of my friends in student government that they were trying to write a more fair report. I feel like it was stressed more in class then it was with individual students, we weren’t meeting up in the bison to discuss the CCR. Alumni on the other hand were very interested in the report and it almost felt like airing out our dirty laundry that everyone knows but never talks about.
The solutions they have given are not effective since they only look at institutional factors and do not account for individual students. This is evident since we can all see that their solutions have not effectively changed our campus into this idyllic image. Like many other eras romanticize the past, I very well believe that this is the case with Bucknell, we aren’t moving to this scary uncertain and chaotic future. Regardless, we should address our campus concern with unbiased input from students as well as faculty to create an environment, which the CCR lacked to do.