Aug 14, 2019
IACLEA is pleased to announce a multi-year partnership with Uber to support campus initiatives aimed at raising student awareness around safety and safe ridesharing practices.
As part of this collaboration, Uber and IACLEA are rolling out a new Campus Safety Initiative that will kick-off as students are returning to campus for the school year. This campaign will provide universities and colleges with safety-focused resources to help encourage safe behaviors while on and off-campus.
“Uber’s significant financial contribution will develop new educational programs and support ongoing, vital training programs for campus public safety agencies. IACLEA members will benefit greatly from this strategic partnership,” said IACLEA President John Vinson, Ph.D.
“With Uber’s prominence and popularity, particularly among college-aged students, IACLEA is proud to have them as a Corporate Partner and looks forward to making significant steps forward in safety.”
Uber and IACLEA are working together to engage IACLEA’s more than 4,000 campus safety leaders and university members to implement new campus safety education programs in their campus communities. The partners will also leverage resources to host listening sessions on campuses with student organizations, school administrators and campus safety agencies.
“University campuses, police and public safety agencies, and student organizations play a pivotal role in helping keep students safe. Uber can help build on these organizations’ efforts by providing technology and tools within the app to help enhance safety," said Mike Sullivan, head of global law enforcement operations at Uber.
"By partnering with IACLEA and campus safety groups, we are expanding the opportunities to help educate college students about rideshare safety and bystander awareness."
Uber will join 11 other Corporate Partners who provide ongoing support for IACLEA programs and offer services and products to IACLEA member institutions. Support from IACLEA’s Corporate Partners augments the implementation of the Association’s strategic initiatives, furthers its educational mission, and enhances the ability of campus public safety agencies to protect institutions of higher education.
Additional information on the Corporate Partnership Program can be found here.