- University Colorado Colorado Springs
- United States of America
On the UCCS website, Public Safety states in regards to campus closures and delays due to inclement weather, "The primary premise for weather-related closing of the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs is that the institution will remain open unless there is unreasonable risk or danger to a substantial number of students and employees due to unreasonably hazardous driving conditions to campus." What they do not mention are the conditions on campus during these weather conditions, which do cause "unreasonable risk or danger" to students.
Majority of the UCCS student body are commuter students. It can be expected when arriving on campus to find snow and ice coating each and every parking lot and road throughout campus. These are unnecessarily unsafe conditions for UCCS students who are required to come to campus when there are no closures. Additionally, after delays, the parking lots can still be expected to be dangerous to drive on, and even walk on. It is UCCS's responsibility to salt and or plow the campus appropriately when requiring students to come to campus during hazardous Colorado weather conditions.
We, the undersigned, call on UCCS to salt and or plow UCCS roads and parking lots during inclement weather conditions,
The Petition for UCCS to Salt the Parking Lots petition to University Colorado Colorado Springs was written by Brit B and is in the category Roads & Transport at GoPetition.