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New Campus Emergency Notification System: Rave Mobility

On July 1, 2018, the University will transition from Blackboard Connect to Rave Mobile Safety as our Emergency Notification System.

Rave Mobile is SAFETY Act certified by the Department of Homeland Security.  It consists of two platforms – Rave Alert and the Guardian App. 

Rave Alert is the notification system.  It is an opt-in system which will be used to deploy voice, text, email and social media alerts for emergencies such as weather, natural or man-made disasters, Clery Act notifications, travel disruptions, a bear/coyote sighting or other University designated emergencies.  Alert also has the capability of sending messages in different languages if requested by the end user. In addition, there is a public opt-in process so that short-term campus attendees (ex. – Continuing Education students, conference attendees) are able to opt-in to receive any messaging  prior to or during their time on campus.

Rave Guardian is a free application that transforms your cell phone into a personal safety device by leveraging those you trust to be your own private safety network.  It allows students/employees to create safety profiles with friends and family and communicate with them within the app as needed.  There is a safety timer to alert your guardians to check in with you if you are alone or in an unfamiliar place.  It also has a direct dial button to Campus Police for assistance if you are in trouble or to send text tips, including photos, if you see something suspicious.  The app is available on the App Store and Google Play.

April 18, 2018