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Rave Guardian at The Catholic University of America

Turn your cell phone into a personalized safety device by downloading the FREE Rave Guardian application, available for Android and Apple devices. Rave Guardian can be used to alert your friends and the Department of Public Safety (DPS) for assistance.  The service is free and voluntary, and the information you provide is kept private.

In order to use the Rave Guardian service, you must first download the Rave Guardian application. Search “Rave Guardian” in the Apple App Store for iPhones or Google Play Store for Android phones and register using your CUA email address.

Apple iPhone Download

Android Phone/Google Play Download

For additional information on how to register your phone, set up your personal profile, and how to activate Rave Guardian in an emergency, view Rave Guardian’s Frequently Asked Questions.

How does it work?

Emergency GPS Locator - If you set up a profile with the application, it will assist in identifying, locating, and assisting you when you initiate an emergency communication.

Set a Safety Timer - Notify people you trust and/or the Department of Public Safety to check in on you if you are alone or in an unfamiliar place by setting a safety timer that will automatically alert them at the end of the time you set if you do not deactivate it.

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 safety officials directly for help if you are in trouble through one-touch dialing and send text tips – including photos – if you see something suspicious.

*** Rave Guardian is not a substitute for calling the Department of Public Safety (202-319-5111) when on CUA campus or the police (911) when off CUA campus.  Rave Guardian should not be your first choice for making an emergency assistance call.

*** As with any cell phone usage, certain factors (such as signal strength, type and quality of your phone carrier, and dead spots) can affect the GPS locator accuracy.