JONESBORO, AR — Arkansas State University is a finalist for the Stanley Security “Together for Safer Schools” grant program.

Stanley Security will award up to $150,000 to the universities that get the most online votes.

Through February 13, students, faculty, staff, parents, alumni and fans of the Red Wolves can vote each day for Arkansas State.

“We constantly look for ways we can improve security and safety on campus,” stated Randy Martin, Chief of University Police. 

“If A-State is voted the winner, we would like to use the funds awarded to purchase equipment that could be installed in university buildings to enhance safety for our campus community.”

“We hope everyone will vote for A-State.”

There are three ways to vote each day:

    Via the voting website:

    By texting “AState” to 334455 (standard texting charges may apply)

    Or by tweeting with both hashtags: #StanleySecurity #AState

The university with the most total votes will receive a grant of $150,000 in products, including enhanced door security hardware and additional security cameras.  The runner-up receives a grant of $50,000.

Everyone can vote once per day on each platform. 

The university community is encouraged to help make Arkansas State a more secure campus by voting often and sharing this message with friends on social media.

In its second year, the Stanley Security Together for Safer Schools Grant Program provides the opportunity to enhance safety and security in the nation’s higher education institutions by awarding winning schools a share of a substantial grant of Stanley Security products and services.

The top two colleges or universities with the most votes in each of three size categories will be selected as grant winners. 

Winners will be notified in March.