Student tempers flared last spring as anonymous instigators posted racist and incendiary comments on Yik Yak and the immigration awareness Mock Border Wall. As a result, the university is attempting to bolster student understanding about the importance of reporting bias incidents.
Last week, Santa Clara released its 2014 Annual Security and Fire Safety Report — which named the number of sexual offenses that occurred from 2011 to 2013 — in accordance with the Clery Act, a federal statute requiring universities to log crime statistics.
President Michael Engh, S.J., announced in September that Santa Clara will ban tobacco use. The decision was made in response to a proposal drafted by two Santa Clara faculty members, which calls for a tobacco-free campus.