Campus Consortium Awards Alvin Community College $22,495 Grant to Implement Campus Safety App

November 17, 2017 – “We are extremely delighted to receive this Grant. We all know that setting up technology platforms can be a massive effort in terms of finances and human resources. With the help of this grant, we will be able to provide students with this safety feature. With the tap of a button, they can share their location as well as alert police, medical services, friends and family in case of an emergency,” said Kelly Klimpt, Director, Information Technology, at Alvin Community College.

The Campus Consortium Grant will enable Alvin Community College to further strengthen the safety and security of its students, faculty and staff. 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.

“The Campus Consortium Grant Committee is proud to present this award to Alvin Community College” states Anjli Jain, Chairman of the Campus Consortium. “The application allows students to get directly in touch with security if they feel threatened or unsafe.”

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 or Marketing Desk.

About Alvin Community College
Alvin Community College (ACC) is a community college in Brazoria County in the U.S. state of Texas. Alvin Community College provides educational opportunities in workforce training, academics, technical fields, adult basic education, and personal development.

For more information, please visit http://www.alvincollege.edu/

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