Global Engagement Solutions for Higher Education


Customer Spotlight: Marquette University

May 20, 2020


Student safety is a number one priority for all study abroad offices. With this in mind, Marquette University's Office of International Education wanted to make sure they were able to notify travelers about potential risks and know the location of their students to ensure safety. With Terra Dotta solutions, they were prepared for rapid response.

Prior to implementing Terra Dotta’s AlertTraveler®, Marquette notified students, faculty, and staff about potential concerns by matching travelers to the area of risk and then notifying them by email. The process was time-consuming and presented delays in alerting their travelers.

With AlertTraveler®, Marquette is now able to provide country intelligence prior to departure and during travel. The office can deliver automatic and real-time alerts directly to the travelers through push notifications, email, and SMS text messaging and ask travelers to respond to check-in requests during danger.

The tool has proven useful during several events, especially the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more on how they were able to ensure student safety in Marquette University: Maintaining Duty of Care with Real-time Data.

“AlertTraveler provided a great opportunity for us to have more assurance that we weren’t missing any occasions where we had people traveling. We rely on the system to identify all travelers who have registered and notify them automatically.”