Office of Chaplain has put up a notice to those visiting school on Ewha Welcome Center from Oct. 27 in order to ameliorate the recurring complaints regarding tourists on campus.
The notice is written in three different languages, Korean, English and Chinese on four policies. First, visitor’s access is restricted in all learning and research areas throughout campus. Next, visitors are kindly requested to refrain from taking photos or filming students for commercial purposes. Visitors are also requested to maintain respectful sound levels at all times. Finally, the campus is closed to all visitors after 10 p.m.
It also emphasized that if the policies are violated, there will be consequences such as termination from visiting Ewha and loss of future tour visit privileges.
According to the Office of Chaplain, although Ewha Welcome Center has continued to inform visitors about the notice, only few visitors visit the Welcome Center. In order to comply with the increasing inconvenience of students, they have decided to strengthen the publicity of precautions by posting on the wall.
“We think that exposure to these precautions, such as reading them thoroughly, appears to have increased,” said Kim Soo-jung, a staff member of Office of Chaplain. “Some tourists also asked separate questions on the range in which they can enter. However, limitations still exist as it serves as a way to merely call on a little attention.”
Some students also expressed concerns on the remaining limitations.
“I don’t think a lot has changed after the school put up the notice,” commented Yi Hae-in, a sophomore from the Department of English Language and Literature. “I think that stronger measures should be taken such as restricting access of places like ECC gates 3 and 4.”
Aside from the notice, the school has tried to resolve visitor problems by installing card reader machines in ECC gates and installing signs restricting visitors’ access in learning areas.