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Vote for UNT through Feb. 13

Stanley Security grant photoUNT has been nominated for a $200,000 grant from Stanley Security to help improve safety on campus, and the school needs the community’s help through Feb. 13.

The rules are simple. Anyone can vote in three ways:

  • Online: Visit and search for “untedu”
  • Tweet message using the hashtags #untedu and #STANLEYSecurity
  • Text “untedu’ to 334455. (You will receive a confirmation text message from Stanley.)

Everyone is eligible to vote daily by each method, and the school with the most votes wins.

The first-place prize is $200,000, and the second-place prize is $75,000.

Stanley Security offered the grants to schools in three categories, based on each school’s enrollment.

UNT is competing against other schools with 20,000 or more students.

Maureen “Moe” McGuinness, the dean of students, said the grant would help the university further enhance its safety.

McGuinness works closely with the risk management, facilities and police departments to ensure safety in many ways.

Those offices team up regularly to conduct safety seminars, self-defense classes and other training for students, faculty and staff.

The risk management officials also regularly inspect buildings for dozens of possible hazards to ensure they remain safe.

If UNT wins the grant, leaders from those offices will work together to develop a wish list of products it might purchase with the grant.

Stanley security grant logoSome options Stanley offers include:

  • Digital security alarm systems
  • Panic buttons for classrooms and staff
  • Emergency communication equipment
  • Fire alarm systems
  • Ballistic and blast-resistant doors and glass
  • Asset tracking equipment

“Above all, we want our students, employees and visitors to be safe on campus,” McGuinness said. “We continually need to evaluate and update our safety resources, and this grant would help us do that.”

—Matthew Zabel, University Relations, Communications and Marketing

Peer Advocates Lakai Henderson and Kristopher Rodriguez urge the campus to help UNT win the grant from Stanley Security. (Photo by Michael Clements. / University Relations, Communications and Marketing)

Posted on: Fri 16 January 2015


Ian McDougal at 2:34 pm on February 9, 2015

"This seminar teaches our

"This seminar teaches our community about general safety, disruptive students, mental health, Clery, Title IX, active shooter, safety tips and personal responsibility."

And none of the items I'm reading advocates students, faculty, or staff learning how to defend themselves, be it firearm training and/or martial arts. How disappointing that UNT continues to miss the mark. Campus Police cannot be everywhere.

Nicholas Huggins at 3:44 pm on January 21, 2015

This is very vague. What is

This is very vague. What is included in stanley's services? How do we know we even want these services?

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