Campus Consortium Stands by the Higher Education Community
Releases $930,000 in Technology Grants to HBCUs for Cloud-based Cybersecurity Solutions

Chicago, March 26, 2020: Campus Consortium, a global non-profit education association, announced today that it has awarded $930,000 in Technology Grants for cloud-based cybersecurity solutions to Historically Black Colleges and Universities. Awarded institutions include Meharry Medical College, Cheyney University of Pennsylvania, Talladega College, and Alabama State University.

“We strive at creating an environment of academic excellence,” said Dr. Carmen J. Walters, President of Tougaloo College. “The Single Sign-On and Smart Password Manager Grant enables us to streamline identity and access management across our institution. The grant supports our original goal of having an all-in-one solution that provides one-click, secure access to all of our applications; reduces our help desk call volumes on access and password reset-related issues; centralizes the management of our users’ identities; and virtualizes our entire new student and staff on-boarding processes especially as we are all now at home.
We received the grant on January 31st, 2020, kicked off our projects on March 3rd 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 April 10th:
C19 Grant for a Business Continuity Planning Audit
C19 Grant for Artificial Intelligence Rapid Response
C19 Grant for CyberSecurity For Work From Home Employees & Students
C19 Grant for Cloud-Based Contact Center

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

About Historically Black Colleges and Universities

Historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) are institutions of higher education in the United States that were established before the Civil Rights Act of 1964 with the intention of primarily serving the African-American community. There are 101 HBCUs in the United States, including both public and private institutions (down from the 121 institutions that existed during the 1930s).Of these remaining HBCU institutions in the United States, 27 offer doctoral programs, 52 offer master’s programs, 83 offer bachelor’s degree programs, and 38 offer associate degrees.

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.