Kent State University prides itself on its campus safety. In the residence halls like Koonce Hall in Tri Tower students use Key cards to access their dorms letting only those who belong their in. However, for students like Zachary Kozyk these keys can become a burden if forgotten.
“I am constantly locked out of my room and have been lost my keys 5 different times since being here for 3 and a half semesters.”
Students who lose their keycards lose access to their rooms and in some cases entry into the building which makes students have to locate their local help desk in a hurry.
There are 4 help desks for the 25 residence halls located on campus. These area desks supply support in getting replacement or temporary keys. However as area employee Akankasha Singh knows it comes at a price.
“So they get 4 free lockouts every year and charge them 5 dollars per lockout after that.”
Kent State Has a lock shop that charges a 25 dollar fee for reprograming their lock and new card. However students cost is small compared to faculty who can pay upwards of 400 dollars for a lost key.
“We have people that are on their 12th time and they just don’t get used to holding on to their keys.”
For Koysk the high price is a lesson learned.
“I think 25 dollars is a good amount to pay for one time because it made me realize I can’t keep doing this”
For TV2 News I’m Raymond Allan