Oberlin College has modified its campus-trespass policy after students and residents of Oberlin, Ohio, raised concerns about the policy and how the institution enforced it. The decades-old policy effectively allowed people to be barred from the campus. Speakers at a meeting in February questioned a secret “No Trespass” list, which they said allowed them to be arrested if caught on the campus.
The college outlined the revised policy in a news release on Tuesday. The changes include the creation of a one-year trespass order, which the college said would allow permanent orders to be reserved for the most serious offenses, such as threats and acts of violence. The college also announced the formation of an advisory board to help review the policy and town-gown relations.Return to Top