In light of the Jerry Sandusky child molestation scandal at Penn State, the school has implemented a new policy that would restrict the public from using on-campus recreational facilities. A Penn State student or faculty/staff/retiree ID card will now be required for anyone to gain access to these rec facilities. One additional guest is permitted.
According to Penn State, the policy was implemented July 11, two days before the release of the university-commissioned Freeh Report that outlined who knew what and when concerning the Sandusky scandal.
“The University’s new facilities policy is an important part of an overall plan to provide the safest environment possible to our constituents, and also re-emphasizes our commitment to offer athletic and recreational space for the use of our students, faculty, staff and their guests,” said Steve Shelow, assistant vice president for University Police and Public Safety.
“Penn State athletics has proactively pursued this important change in university policy,” said Dave Joyner, acting athletic director. “This is the latest step in our department’s efforts to strengthen the safety and security of our facilities for students.”
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