The Society of Professional Journalists chapter at Central Michigan University sent out FOIA requests and one FOIL request to Mid-American Conference universities for their police policies and incident reports on sexual assaults that occurred on their campuses. The goal of the project was to audit universities like our very own CMU and see how different states comply with Freedom of Information requests.
"I have personally invested over a month of my time to this project and every minute has been well worth it. Transparency of sexual assaults occurring on my college campus is of the upmost importance to me.
The public and I deserve to know the dangers we may face as students on a college campus."
-Patricia Alvord, President CMU Chapter SPJ