Eastern Mennonite University Partners with Akademos to Optimize Affordability and Convenience

Industry: Education

The platform brings state-of-the-art technology and more affordable options for students to reduce the cost of attendance

Norwalk, CT (PRUnderground) January 26th, 2021

Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) announced they have selected Akademos as their new bookstore vendor to help support students both academically and financially in this rapidly changing educational environment. The private liberal arts university in Virginia, historically known for its commitment to educating leaders who value peace, justice, and intercultural engagement, brings additional long-term benefits to students from this partnership with Akademos. The new online bookstore and course materials platform will be launched to support the summer 2021 term.

Seamless integration between EMU and the Akademos course materials platform provides a personalized, first-class customer experience. The new online bookstore will support EMU students reduce the cost of attendance with online access to a wide selection of low-cost material options including new, used, rental, digital, course packs, and a 100+ million title Marketplace. Students have the opportunity to use multiple payment options on all textbook purchases no matter the material format while the Akademos Guaranteed Buyback program provides additional savings to lower out-of-pocket course material expenses. Providing greater access to low-cost course materials through a convenient, easy-to-use platform was a priority for EMU administration.

“Shifting to the Akademos platform allows EMU to increase convenience and cost savings while breaking down other barriers to student success,” said Tim Stutzman, vice president of finance. “After a competitive search, Akademos was the ideal new partner to align with our vision to open new pathways of access and achievement for all students.“

The platform will additionally support Eastern Mennonite University’s faculty with enhanced tools including comprehensive course materials adoption software that includes a step-by-step guide for selections, recommendations, and past adoption history, along with the ability to compare prices in real-time.

“We are pleased to be working with Eastern Mennonite University to effectively support the rapidly changing needs of their students, and look forward to helping strengthen overall academic achievement,” said Raj Kaji, CEO, Akademos. “We look forward to providing them with technology and service for many years to come.”

About Eastern Mennonite University

Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) offers rigorous academic study at the undergraduate, graduate and seminary level. More than 1,800 students study at the main campus in Harrisonburg, Virginia, at the Lancaster, Pennsylvania site, and online. EMU is grounded in values including service to others, peacemaking, cross-cultural engagement and sustainability, all of which prepare graduates to serve and lead in a global context.

About Akademos

Akademos provides higher education institutions with a full-service online platform to manage course materials, from monitoring adoptions and compliance to purchasing textbooks to measuring utilization. More than just an online bookstore, we give school administrators a single platform to streamline course adoptions and meet compliance regulations. For students, the platform simplifies the purchasing and access of materials through a personalized portal that connects with school SIS, LMS, and payment systems. Akademos gives colleges and universities a more transparent, convenient, and cost-effective solution to manage how course materials are used and measured, helping to improve textbook affordability and student success. Learn more at www.akademos.com

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