Chicago, IL, December 23, 2017 --(PR.com
)-- Campus Consortium, the largest global education association of schools, colleges and universities awards Delaware State University a $22,495 Grant to implement a campus safety app for students and faculty. Located in Dover, Delaware, the University has 42 undergraduate degree programs, 16 master’s degree programs and five doctoral degree programs. For more than 126 years, Delaware State University has served the state, the nation, and the world through education and outreach.
“We are delighted to receive a Grant from Campus Consortium. This Grant will help fund a mobile app for the safety of our students and faculty. With the major use of smartphones, it is imperative that the Campus Safety app be available for all our students. We are glad that simply with the tap of a button, students can alert police, medical services, friends and family of an emergency,” said Dr. Vita Pickrum, Vice President of Institutional Advancement at Delaware State University.
The Campus Consortium Grant will enable Delaware State University to further improve the safety and security on campus. The Campus Safety App brings this functionality to your smartphone for an added sense of security both on and off campus. The application uses Wi-Fi or cellular data to provide your location data when you make an emergency call with the app. This gives far more accurate information about where you are, and therefore provides first responders with a better idea of where they need to go. Students can additionally redo the application to send alerts to their folks, gatekeepers or companions if there arises an occurrence of a crisis.
“We are happy to award Delaware State University with the Campus Safety Grant. The app will definitely ensure a much safer campus life for students and faculty,” states Anjli Jain, Chairman of the Campus Consortium. “We congratulate them on receiving the Campus Consortium Grant.”
To learn about and apply for a Campus Consortium Grant, please visit campusconsortium.org/grant-programs
About Campus Consortium
Campus Consortium is a leading education association with more than 37,000 higher education institutions and K-12 school district members. The Campus Consortium's mission is to help members reduce the time, cost and effort associated with implementing enterprise IT services by leveraging shared IT services, lessons learned and best practices so that each member can avoid reinventing the wheel. For more information, please visit campusconsortium.org
About Delaware State University
DSU, a leader among Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), has grown since its beginnings in 1891 into a thriving institution offering a myriad of bachelor degrees, 25 master degrees and five doctoral degrees. The University's physical infrastructure has grown to a beautiful 400-acre pedestrian campus with over 50 buildings and four outdoor athletic fields. In addition to two farm properties, and two University satellite sites in Wilmington and Georgetown, its Aviation Program maintains a fleet of planes and base of operation at the Delaware Air Park. For more information, visit https://www.desu.edu/