Slippery Rock University students will have increased access to emergency services.
The SRU Office of Emergency Management is leading an initiative to add more emergency call boxes inside all campus buildings with its eyes on finishing the expansion by the summer of 2020.
Amir Mohammadi, SRU's senior vice president for administration, global engagement, economic development and chief innovation officer, said the initiative is focused on upgrading software and enhancing coverage across campus from residence halls to auxiliary halls and everywhere in between.
“We are constantly improving our safety and security of students and staff. This new initiative is going to help us get there even faster,” Mohammadi said. “It's more of an upgrade and an enhancement.”
Paul Novak, executive director of planning and environmental health and safety, said all of the phones are available at the buildings with most inside and some on the walls outside.
Novak said the phones are directly connected to the SRU Police Department with someone available to take calls 24/7.
This is an excerpt from a story appearing in Wednesday's Butler Eagle.