PHILADELPHIA - Roughly one month into the fall semester at Temple University, students have already received alerts about safety issues near campus.On Tuesday night, the university says there was a knife-point robbery at 17th and Diamond streets that did not involve a student.
There was also a home invasion off-campus on Sydenham Street, that did involve a student held at gunpoint."It’s North Philly, you kind of expect it, you just gotta’ be safe," says Saidyah Perez, a transfer student.FOX 29 scheduled an interview with Dr.
Jennifer Griffin, the newly-appointed Vice President for Public Safety, prior to the two incidents on Tuesday night."We want it to be safe, we want them to have a great environment and great experience here, you also still have to be concerned that you are living in a major city in the United States that, like all cities, is dealing with crime and violence," she says.Dr.
Griffin comes from the University of Delaware, where she received her doctorate and worked as an adjunct professor. She also worked as a Delaware State Police trooper for 23 years."If you look at our crime stats, or our clear reports, or our daily log, we are still a safe campus," says Dr.