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Did You Know: Rave Guardian

September marks National Campus Safety Awareness Month and National Preparedness Month. At Case Western Reserve University, we are committed to ensuring the safety of our campus community—and throughout this month, The Daily will highlight a few of the many ways the university works to achieve this. For more resources, visit

Over the summer, Case Western Reserve University unveiled a new, free safety app: Rave Guardian. The app replaced CWRU Shield.

Rave Mobile Safety, the same company through which the university sends emergency alerts, created the app.

The app’s key functionality includes:

  • A two-button call from the app to give campus security officials access to an individual’s profile information and current location for quicker and efficient response.
  • A safety timer and the ability to designate friends or family members as “guardians.” So, when you’re going for a walk or doing another outdoor activity, your “guardians” will be alerted if you don’t make it to your destination or deactivate the timer.
  • The ability to anonymously share tips to campus safety officials and chat with dispatch.
  • Push notifications in the event of an emergency.
  • Access to resources, such as mental health and wellness, Safe Ride, shuttle tracking, important safety numbers and website and more.

Individuals can download the app on the App Store and Google Play.

Get more details about the app.