Turn your phone into a personal safety device.update_guardian_on_iphone

Download the FREE Rave Guardian safety app to check in with family, friends, the UNC Department of Public Safety, or others you trust to help you stay safe both on and off campus.

With this app you can:

  • Set a Safety Timer – Notify people you trust to check in on you if you are alone or in an unfamiliar place.
  • Manage & Message Your Guardians – Invite family, friends, or others to be your Guardian, and communicate with them within the app as needed.
  • Easy Emergency Communication – Call UNC Public Safety directly for help if you are in trouble and send text tips – including photos – if you see something suspicious.
  • Smart911 Safety Profile – User-created Safety Profiles contain information such as residence details (home and school), medical conditions and much more.  When someone requires assistance user Safety Profiles are displayed to UNC Public Safety or Smart911 enabled 9-1-1 centers nationwide.


Timer buttonSet a Safety Timer

With the Safety Timer, your status & location are available to those you trust. Set it up when you are heading somewhere unfamiliar, meeting with someone you don’t know, or any other time you would like someone to check in with you.


Your Guardians will be notified if your timer expires. Remember to deactivate it when you are safe.


 Guardian button Connect with your Guardians

Your Guardians are people you trust. They look out for you – and you look out for them. Add and message Guardians just like you do with your Contacts. You can easily communicate directly or via group messaging with those you trust – including the ability to send photos.


If the Safety Timer for one of your Guardians has run out, you will be notified by the app, and you will be able to easily check in with that person to see if they are OK. You will also be able to see the location of their phone on a map.

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emergency1  Emergency and Tip Communication

Call the UNC Department of Public Safety – If you are in trouble on campus, you can easily call the Department of Public Safety. You can also send a text tip – including photos.


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9-1-1 Emergency – Make an emergency 9-1-1 call in your local area (the same as dialing 9-1-1 from your phone).

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Download UNC Rave Guardian Today!

Rave Guardian is available for download on Apple and Android devices.

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This is a joint program between Student Affairs and the Department of Public Safety .