USI Rave Alert is the University’s official notification system that gives immediate messages—via email, text message, and voice message—about emergencies, severe weather, crime and other incidents impacting the University community. Everyone with an active USI email address is automatically enrolled in the Rave Alert system. You can also register your mobile, home or office phone number(s) to receive text and voice alerts and add additional emails if desired.
While Rave Alerts are the main sources of emergency messages to the campus community, Rave Guardian is a new mobile app that provides valuable added safety features from your mobile device. Read more below.
Rave Guardian is a free mobile app available for iOS and Android devices that allows USI students, faculty and staff access to a variety of safety features on their personal devices. The USI features of the app can be activated by anyone with an active USI directory listing. Rave Guardian is available in the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store.
The Rave Guardian app provides several key features that make it an important safety resource for all users.
The Safety Timer feature allows users to set a timer for the duration they expect to be traveling, regardless of mode of transportation. If the timer expires, the app sends a text message alert to a "Guardian," which is any personal contact designated by the user, that the timer is over prompting them to reach out and ensure the user’s wellbeing. If necessary, the designated Guardian can then contact USI Public Safety (if the user is on campus or other USI property) or 9-1-1 to report an emergency.
The chat function also allows users to directly and, if desired, anonymously contact USI Public Safety via chat to report an incident or request assistance, including the ability to share their location. This functionality works only on the USI campus or in one of the other two campus locations in downtown Evansville and New Harmony, Indiana. The user must manually choose their location.
The USI Emergency button allows users to quickly call Public Safety with the touch of a button. This functionality also only works on the USI campus or in one of the other two campus locations in downtown Evansville and New Harmony, Indiana selected by the user. Those off campus should dial 911 for an emergency.
This button provides access to a wide variety of campus and regional safety and wellness resources that can be called with a single click.
This button provides one-click links to a comprehensive list of safety- and wellness-related campus resources and departments as well as several off-campus resources.
The inbox collects important messages from Public Safety including Rave emergency alerts.
The app is not mandatory, but students, faculty and staff are encouraged to download and use the Rave Guardian app to enhance their personal safety and the safety of others on campus and other USI properties.