Campus Consortium Stands by the Higher Education Community
Released $446,000 in Technology Grants to Faith-based Colleges for Campus Portal and Cybersecurity Solutions

Chicago, April 23, 2020: Campus Consortium, a global non-profit education association, announced today that it has awarded $446,000 in Technology Grants for cloud-based campus portal and cybersecurity solutions to faith-based colleges. Awarded institutions include Chicago Theological Seminary, Clear Creek Baptist College, Tougaloo College and Talladega College. The Grant was designed in collaboration with and supported by QuickLaunch.

“In light of the COVID pandemic, we strive to continue our movement of becoming a connected and secure organization,” said Julie Fisher, VP of Finance and Administration of Chicago Theological Seminary. “The Grants offered us the opportunity and resources to provide an all-in-one solution with one-click, secure access to all of our applications; reduce the security risks associated with our users’ account management using a user provisioning and deprovisioning solution that centralizes the management of our users’ identities; and automate our entire new student and staff onboarding processes, especially as we are all now at home. We received the grant on January 31st, 2020, kicked off our project on February 20th and are looking at launching our new platform by May.”

“We recognize that our schools need help adapting to a new way of doing business,” said Anjli Jain, Founder and Chairman of the Campus Consortium. “Our cybersecurity grant is designed to help schools move mission critical, premise-dependent services quickly and securely to a cloud-based environment. For example, these institutions can now onboard new users virtually and securely in the cloud. The grants awarded also give students, faculty and staff one-stop access to all campus services with enhanced security features like multi-factor authentication so that their data can be protected from wherever they are studying or working.”

Apply for any or all the Grants below by May 20th:

[COVID-19] Single Sign-On and Smart Password Manager Grant
After Hours & Weekends IT Help Desk Grant
Student Information System & ERP Grant
Student Engagement Mobile App Grant
Multi-Factor Authentication Grant
Student Recruiting & Admissions CRM Grant

To learn more about Campus Consortium and apply for open Campus Consortium Technology Grants, please visit campusconsortium.org/grant-programs

About Chicago Theological Seminary

The Chicago Theological Seminary (CTS) is a Christian ecumenical American seminary located in Chicago, Illinois, and is one of several seminaries historically affiliated with the United Church of Christ. It is the oldest institution of higher education in Chicago, originally established in 1855. In addition to being a seminary of the United Church of Christ, CTS offers students coursework necessary to be ordained by both the United Methodist Church and the Metropolitan Community Church denominations. CTS enrolls a diverse student population representing more than 40 different faith traditions. Its students hold academic reciprocity with the University of Chicago, the University of Chicago Divinity School, and with member schools of the Association of Chicago Theological Schools consortium.
For more information, please visit https://www.ctschicago.edu/

About Campus Consortium

Founded in 2003, Campus Consortium is a leading non-profit education association with thousands of higher education institutions and K-12 school district members. The Campus Consortium 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 when adopting new education technologies. To know more about Campus Consortium, please visit CampusConsortium.org or write to us at info@campusconsortium.org.