After the intrusion, some residents have become more vigilant about reporting visitors, causing an increased number of false alarms regarding suspicious persons. Increased student vigilance, of course, is always desirable. But this bill will also help to lighten the barrage of false reports, freeing police resources.
Critics of the policy suggest that no such security risk exists even now, for workers are already required to check in with building managers to obtain a key before entering dormitories. Such an argument, however, ignores the importance of having a general atmosphere of safety. A simple form of clear identification will certainly help to foster a feeling of security (and not a false one) for undergraduates within their dorms.
This painless step should be taken immediately. There are no significant barriers that prevent such a policy from being enacted. Student safety must not be compromised.