Personal safety app now available at no charge to students

LAWRENCE — University of Kansas students can now download a free app to help stay safe on campus.

The Rave Guardian mobile phone app includes real-time interactive features that enable students to connect with a network of friends, family and safety personnel at the Lawrence and Edwards campuses.

Key features of the app:

  • Personal Guardians: create a network of “Guardians” consisting of friends and family
  • Call 9-1-1 Button: immediately connect with safety personnel and share your GPS location
  • Safety Timer: set a timer that notifies friends if you haven’t arrived at your intended destination
  • Tip Texting: have text message conversations with safety personnel

The app is made available at no cost to students through the offices of Public Affairs, Public Safety and Student Affairs.

For additional details about the app, visit


Click here to download the Android app from the Google Play Store.

Click here to download the iOS app from the Apple App Store.


1. Download the app for your cell phone.     

2. Enter your KU email and phone number.

3. Enter a user ID, password and PIN. Accept the terms and click "create account."

4. You will receive a text from Rave Guardian with a confirmation code. Enter this code into your phone and confirm. 

5. You will receive an email with a link to confirm your email. Click the link to confirm. 


KU uses a range of tools to keep students, faculty, staff and visitors informed in the event of an emergency that could affect their health and safety. These tools include text messaging, public address speakers, email, the @KUnews handle on Twitter and our page.

Students are automatically subscribed to receive emergency text messages and can manage their subscription settings at Enroll and Pay. Faculty and staff can manage their subscription settings by logging into the myKU Portal and clicking Employee Emergency Notification under the Employees tab. 

Mon, 03/13/2017


Joe Monaco

Media Contacts

Joe Monaco

KU Office of Public Affairs