Ohio University could make changes on campus to protect students at night | WBNS-10TV Columbus, Ohio

The suspect is described as a white male, college-aged, 6’0”, with a thin build, clean shaven, and wearing a black hoodie.

“The fact that people just feel like they have a right to do women what they want when they want is very upsetting,” Hector said.

Both areas where the alleged assaults occurred, university leaders said, are in poorly lit places on campus.

Plans to make changes are already being discussed.

The university said Vice President for Student Affairs and Interim Chief Diversity Officer, Dr. Jason Pina, and Associate Vice President and Dean of Students, Dr. Jenny Hall-Jones met with Ohio University Student Senate to discuss opportunities to enhance campus lighting.

In collaboration with OUPD, Facilities Management, and other OU students, the group will conduct a campus walking tour in an effort to identify areas in need of additional lighting resources in the coming weeks.

Hector has night classes, so she says she goes prepared.

“I walk around with my mace, I always try to call somebody so if I’m walking alone I call a friend, or my husband or my mom,” Hector said.

Hector hopes a bright light might help scare someone away too.

“This is not the first time something like this is happening. I wish they would have done something sooner, at the same time I’m grateful they’re doing something now,” Hector said.

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