Free app encouraged for safety
PC has an ongoing commitment to the health and safety of everyone in the campus community. Students, faculty and staff have access to Rave Guardian, a free mobile app that enhances their personal safety on and off campus.
“The safety of our students and staff is always our top priority at PC,” said Capt. Jon Baker, with PC Campus Police.
“The Rave Guardian app allows each one of our campus members to be proactive about their safety and help keep themselves and their friends safer. We encourage everyone to download and register with the Rave Guardian app.”
With Guardian, users can create a profile of information about themselves, and invite family and friends to their safety network. When needed, the user can request one or more of their Guardians to virtually walk with them on or off campus. It’s like having an emergency blue light system and a trusted friend with you at all times, according to the company.
How does the Rave Guardian App work?
- Register and set up an account: Users can add their name, campus address, medical notes and other pertinent information for campus safety in case of emergency.
- Easy Emergency Communication: In an emergency, a one button call to campus safety officials will display the user’s Guardian profile and current location.
- Add & Message Guardians: By adding roommates, friends, and family to their network, users can feel safer when walking alone, on or off campus. Guardians can also be messaged directly through the app.
- Set a Safety Timer: In the event a student feels unsafe, they can set a timer with their current location, indicating where they are going and when they should arrive. In the event they do not make it there and de-active the timer, Guardians or campus safety will be immediately alerted.
- Send Anonymous Tips: See something, say something. The app allows users to anonymously text suspicious activity to campus police, including photos.
The Rave Guardian App can be downloaded in the Apple or Google Play stores by searching for “Rave Guardian.” Please visit the Campus Police page on the PC website for more on the college’s safety efforts.