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SIUE Introduces Rave Guardian Personal Safety App

SIUE Introduces Rave Guardian Personal Safety App

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville is consistently rated as one of the safest campuses in the nation. As the safety of its students, staff, faculty and guests is its top priority, SIUE and Parking Services are introducing SIUE-Safe – the free Rave Guardian personal safety app, as an additional component for individual security.

“SIUE-Safe is the perfect complement to the campus E-lert system, said Bob Vanzo, SIUE director of administrative services. “With E-lert, we provide emergency notification to faculty, staff and students. On the other hand, SIUE-Safe allows emergency communication from faculty, staff and students to their guardians and University Police.”

The app’s capabilities include:

  • Setting a safety timer – Notify people you trust to check in on you if you are alone or in an unfamiliar place
  • Managing and messaging your guardians – Invite family, friends or others to be your guardian and communicate with them within the app as needed
  • Easy Emergency Communication – Call safety officials directly for help if trouble arises and send text-tips, including photos, if you see something suspicious

Rave Guardian is one of the best ways to not only improve personal safety and put people in immediate contact with University Police, if necessary. There is no charge to download the app or to use it.

“While SIUE is already a safe campus, the Rave Guardian technology is going to make SIUE an even safer campus,” said Kevin Schmoll, SIUE chief of police.

For more information, call 618-650-3324 or to download SIUE-Safe, visit

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville provides students with a high quality, affordable education that prepares them for successful careers and lives of purpose. Built on the foundation of a broad-based liberal education, and enhanced by hands-on research and real-world experiences, the academic preparation SIUE students receive equips them to thrive in the global marketplace and make our communities better places to live. Situated on 2,660 acres of beautiful woodland atop the bluffs overlooking the natural beauty of the Mississippi River’s rich bottomland and only a short drive from downtown St. Louis, the SIUE campus is home to a diverse student body of nearly 14,000.

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