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Rave Guardian personal safety app available to KU students

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

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

Key features of the app include:

  • 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.

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The Lawrence Campus is
Emergency numbers

Police or Fire/Medical: 911
Public Safety Office: (785) 864-5900
Watkins Health Services: (785) 864-9500
Institutional Opportunity & Access: (785) 864-6414

Urgent care is an injury or illness that is not life threatening but requires immediate care. Contact Watkins Health Services at Watkins Memorial Health Center for on-campus urgent care services.

Be prepared

Students should keep their emergency contact information up to date through Enroll and Pay.

Be aware of your surroundings. Locate emergency exits or shelters in buildings you work in or visit.

In the event of severe weather, rely on local media or a NOAA weather radio for forecasts, watches and warnings from the National Weather Service.

Related information

Lawrence Campus Interactive Map

Emergency Management Plan

Environment, Health, and Safety

Annual Security Report

Cyber Security Report 

The annual security report about KU safety policies, crime statistics, and campus resources is available online at, or on paper by contacting the Office of the Vice Provost of Student Affairs, 133 Strong Hall, (785) 864-4060.

Douglas County Emergency Management