LIMA — Governor Mike DeWine has awarded universities across Ohio funding for safety support. Ohio will receive $5 million for projects to increase safety on campuses.
“These funds will go directly toward helping our institutions of higher education become more secure,” said DeWine in a recent press release. “The importance of campus safety cannot be overstated, and Ohio is committed to supporting efforts that keep our colleges and universities safe.”
Locally, Rhodes State University was awarded $87,500 to help fund the safety effort.
Funding will support new devices needed for safety including security cameras, door locks, alarms and metal detectors.
The grants awarded are a part of the 2022 Campus Safety Grant Program.
“Part of preparing students for future success is ensuring they feel safe on their campuses,” added Ohio Department of Education Chancellor Randy Gardner.
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