Dear Vanguard Community,
Vanguard University takes campus safety seriously, and as part of continuous efforts to improve safety, the university has purchased a system to deliver emergency alerts to the university community.
New this semester we will have in place a text and voice messaging alert system produced by Rave Mobile Safety. Rave specializes in higher education emergency communication and serves institutions such as Brown University and University of Massachusetts, among many others. Rave will be used to communicate safety alerts and information that affect the well being of our university.
Members of the university community will receive a welcome email for this new system. Faculty, Staff and Students are automatically registered for the system but are encouraged to log in to the Rave Mobile Safety site (www.getrave.com) to confirm contact information and choose notification preferences. You will have to enter Vanguard as your site name.
Note that cellular phone providers may charge a per-text message fee for the delivery of emergency notifications to mobile devices. Individuals are permitted to opt out of the service, but the university urges campus community members to recognize that this is an important campus safety feature. Any Rave notices will be brief and will occur infrequently. All messages are for emergency purposes only. You will never receive advertisements thru the Rave system.
Individuals may sign in using their Vanguard University single sign-on ID and password. Users then will be prompted to complete the registration process and will be able to update profile information.
Information about campus emergencies or closures will continue to be available on the university’s website, via email and through social media. Be sure to “like” the university on Facebook (facebook.com/vanguarduniversity) to get a variety of updates on campus happenings.
Members of the university community are encouraged to periodically review campus emergency procedures.
Director of Campus Public Safety