New app promotes student safety
Queen’s students will now be able to access many of the university’s safety resources with the push of a button. SeQure, the Queen’s University Student Safety App, includes everything from phone numbers and calling features to a personal safety toolbox.
“SeQure is a great resource for students and other members of the Queen’s community,” says Roxy Denniston-Stewart, Associate Dean, Student Affairs. “The app is informative and fun and we hope students will download it and use it on a regular basis.”
SeQure’s personal safety toolbox includes a flashlight and an alarm as well as the ability to send your location to someone or report suspicious activity. It also allows students to have the phone numbers for several services, including Health, Counselling and Disability Services, the Kingston Police, and Walkhome, at their fingertips. SeQure also features a map of blue light locations on campus.
The Campus Safety Working Group developed the app with Chris Sinkinson, Artsci’02, MBA’11, co-founder of AppArmor Mobile, and his brother David Sinkinson, Artsci’11, MBA’13, last year’s municipal affairs commissioner for the Alma Mater Society. The group received a Campus Women’s Safety Grant that covers start-up costs and maintenance fees for the next three years.
SeQure is currently available for free download through the iTunes App Store or Google Play. Blackberry users will soon be able to download the app as well.
For more information about the app, visit the Student Affairs website.