Rave Guardian App Reminders
UWM added an optional program to its alert system in spring 2019 that allows students to dial an emergency number with one push of a button or choose a “guardian” to virtually walk them home.
The Rave Guardian app is available free to students and staff who choose to add it to the university’s existing Safe Alert program. That current system is used to send texts and/or emails to all students, faculty and staff in case of an emergency.
The Rave Guardian app can be downloaded free from the Apple and Android app stores. The app, which is customized to the university when the user enters their UWM information, includes a number of features beyond the safety alert.
One is a Guardian timer, which allows an app user who is traveling alone to connect with a friend or relative to let them know when they are leaving, where they’re heading, and when they expect to arrive. If the timer isn’t turned off when the user arrives, the friend can contact the user or police.
For more information and details on other features, how the Rave Guardian works and how to download it to your phone, go to the University Police Department website.
There is also a news story with more details.