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Virginia Commonwealth University

Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) sets the standards for America’s Safe Campuses

First out in the “America’s Safe Campuses” series is Virginia Commonwealth University, one of the nation’s top research universities enrolling more than 32,000 students. Located in Richmond, the school is spread across two urban campuses – the Monroe Park Campus and MCV Campus.

Multi-Channel Approach with Award Winning
Notification System

Virginia Commonwealth University has worked not only to create a clear policy around their alert notification system, but also a solid and proactive plan regarding who is involved in the alert notification dispatch and who they need to reach. They realize the different situations that students, employees, surrounding neighborhoods, and communities can be in and have a multi-channel approach to reach their constituents.

In the process of creating a safe campus, VCU needed a reliable and trusted notification system such as e2Campus uAlert™. Through one interface, uAlert instantly sends alerts to multiple channels reaching students, faculty, staff, visitors, parents, media, first responders, and others – wherever they are located.

Endpoints Used by Virginia Commonwealth University

Mobile Phone
(SMS Text Message)
Voice Call
Desktop Pop Up
Digital Sign
Email
Beacon
Public Address System
Pager
Personal Digital Assistant
Social Media
(Facebook & Twitter)
Web Site

 

See how e2Campus works.

VIDEO CASE STUDY

School: 
Virginia Commonwealth University

Location:
Richmond, VA

Campus Makeup: 
32,000 students and 18,000 faculty and staff across two urban campus areas.

Challenge:
Quickly and accurately communicate emergency information to everyone, including the surrounding neighborhoods.

Solution:
e2Campus uAlert Multimodal Service.

Results:
School officials feel secure knowing they can communicate rapidly and effectively during an emergency. The community feels secure knowing they will be notified in a timely and relevant way.

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