Introducing the HU Peace of Mind (POM) Initiative
Howard University is proud to offer the POM initiative, a program that will provide students, faculty, and staff with personal safety devices to expand security and safety response in and around the University community.
The handheld devices, which are small enough to be placed on a keychain, allow community members to contact and communicate with campus safety officials in case of an incident or emergency. Enrollment in the program provides officials with a profile of the user and can dispatch support to any location without the use of a personal cell phone or call tower on campus.
Howard is one of more than a dozen colleges and universities nationwide to become a POM Safe campus, and the largest historically Black institution to adopt in the technology. POM Safe devices are part of the Bison S.A.F.E. campus-wide initiative to ensure that all community members have access to resources that encourage best practices in public health and public safety techniques.
You can pick up your POM daily at the Howard University Service Center (2244 10th St NW, Washington, DC 20001) from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, or you can meet with a POM distributor on Wednesday and Friday from 9 a.m. - Noon at the service desk of the Armour J. Blackburn University Center (2397 6th St NW, Washington, DC 20059).
POM Pick-Up Requirements
- Must be affiliated with the University (Current student, staff, or faculty)
- Must sign-up with your university email address