Charlotte, N.C./February 16, 2018— Johnson C Smith University (JCSU) received a $22,495 grant from Campus Consortium, the largest global education association of schools, colleges and universities, to go toward implementing a campus safety app for students and faculty. JCSU is an independent new urban university rooted in the HBCU tradition and charged with an urgent public mission: to recruit and equip a diverse student body through innovative teaching, learning and faculty-mentored and applied research with the knowledge, skills, values, and ethics that will enable them to solve complex problems in a fast-changing global economy.
“The University is continuously seeking to increase campus safety and promote an environment of interactive learning and civic engagement. The Campus Safety app will interface with and complement our technology infrastructure, allowing the Information Technology division and Campus Police Department to implement modern technology services in meeting the safety needs of our stakeholders,” said Latrelle McAlister, vice president of Administrative Services at Johnson C Smith University.
The Campus Consortium Grant will enable Johnson C Smith University to further improve security on campus, with the campus safety app bringing this functionality to smartphones for an added sense of security both on and off campus. The application uses wi-fi or cellular data to provide location details when someone makes an emergency call with the app. This gives far more accurate information and provides first responders with a better idea of where they need to go. Students can additionally redo the application to send alerts to their family, professors or friends if a crisis arises.
“The Campus Consortium Grant Committee is proud to present this award to Johnson C Smith University,” states Anjli Jain, chair of the Campus Consortium. “The app can prevent mishaps and definitely prove to be an asset for student security.”
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 Campus Consortium or contact Marketing Desk
About Johnson C Smith University
Founded in 1867, Johnson C. Smith University is an independent, close-knit urban university located in Charlotte, N.C. It has a growing national reputation for integrating the liberal arts with business, the sciences and technology in ways that empower tomorrow’s diverse entrepreneurial citizens and leaders. Offering 24 fields of study, including a master’s degree in social work, to more than 1,400 students from a variety of ethnic, socioeconomic and geographic backgrounds, the university’s excellent academic programs focus on servant leadership, civic engagement and global responsibility. For more information about JCSU, visit www.jcsu.edu or follow the university on social media sites Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn and Pinterest.