A new app available to download will let students, faculty and staff report maintenance or security issues they encounter on campus.
Campus Eye is available for iPhone or Android devices, said Bob Harrington, director of the Physical Plant.
“The app is free and what it allows you to do is, for instance, if you see a hole in a campus sidewalk that is a hazard issue or an issue the campus police should know about, you can take a picture of it with your phone, put a message on it and send it in,” he said. “It will come as a text message to my phone, an email to security or the Physical Plant, depending on what it is, and it will print out for us with a GPS map to show exactly where it was taken.”
The way the app works will allow maintenance and security personnel to be more responsive in addressing issues, said Harrington.
He recently met with university housing staff to talk about the Campus Eye app and how to let students know about it. Currently, Missouri Southern is only the second university in the state to utilize the app. Several others are currently working to implement it.
“It’s a neat program,” he said.