RAVE Guardian App
As part of the State University of New York's at Fredonia's ongoing commitment to campus safety, Fredonia University Police has announced the launch of Rave Guardian, a free mobile app that turns any smartphone into a personal safety device. By downloading this free safety app, students and employees can enhance their personal safety both on and off campus.
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.
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 users 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. If they do not make it there and de-activate the timer, your designated guardian(s) will be alerted immediately.
The Rave Guardian App can be downloaded in the Apple or Google Play stores by searching for “Rave Guardian”.
Frequently Asked Questions
All Fredonia students, faculty, and staff can sign up. You must use your Fredonia email address.
No! You will only be located by University Police if you ask for help. Location information is only enabled by the app when you choose to make an emergency call.
Yes, if you choose. If you assign a Guardian during a "timed" event, they will have the capability to track your status. Your guardian will receive an invitation via text with a link to the RAVE website showing your GPS location.
Yes, the app works whether you are on or off campus. If you are on campus, tap the "University Police" button. If you are off campus, tap the "off campus 911" button.
No. RAVE Guardian is the latest enhancement to campus safety at Fredonia. The blue light phones will continue to be available as a direct link to University Police at all designated locations.