Terra State Receives Campus Safety Grant Funds

Terra State Community College has been awarded $224,783 for security upgrades, as a part of Ohio Governor Mike DeWine’s Campus Safety Grant Program.

The grant program, in consultation with the Ohio Department of Higher Education, aims to recognize the security vulnerability of Ohio college campuses and awards funds to make improvements to overall strengthen the safety of students, faculty, staff and campus visitors.

Terra State has not yet determined how it will use its allocated funds, but the College submitted to the state potential areas of improvement including new safety-rated glass entry doors, a new ID card printer now that IDs are used to gain access to buildings, anti-prop door alarms at The Landings and an enclosed golf cart to allow the campus safety team to respond to incidents at The Landings even quicker than before.

“Safety for our students, employees and visitors is one of our main priorities at Terra State. We want everyone who steps foot on our campus to feel welcome and safe during their time here,” President Ron Schumacher said, “We thank Governor DeWine and Chancellor Gardner for their continued support of improving safety on college campuses across the state.”