The newly released app creates a place where students can quickly access both LMU and local safety resources. 

With the recently released Rave Guardian app, students can anonymously chat with public safety, easily access campus services and request a "guardian" to watch them while they walk.

Profile — Students can access Rave Guardian by logging in with their phone number and student email. Once in, students can customize their profile by increasing the radius for alerts around your current location, add information about their vehicles on campus, their on- or off-campus address and emergency contacts. 

Call Directory — When they download the app, students are provided with a call directory that provides both internal and city-wide safety resources. Some of the contacts include the National Suicide Prevention Hotline, the L.A. Rape Treatment Center, LMU Student Psychological Services and LMU Public Safety.

Chat — Students have the option to choose a subject to discuss over text with Public Safety. The options include texting about theft, a safety hazard, a vehicle accident, hazing, suspicious activity, reporting a disturbance or to have a general text conversation. In the section, students have the option to chat anonymously.

Call 911 or Call LMU Public Safety — For both of these features, students can immediately get in contact with either Public Safety or law enforcement with the option of sharing their location with whichever official they are connected to.

Watch Me Walk — In this feature, students can request a “guardian” to share their location with while they are in or going to a place they feel unsafe for a set period of time. If the student does not deactivate the tool when their timer expires, their guardian is notified. If the student does not feel safe when the timer runs out, an option also appears to make an immediate phone call to the school's designated emergency number.

Molly Jean Box is a sophomore journalism major from Boulder, Colorado. Her favorite part of working for the Loyolan the free pizza. In her free time, she likes to think about the Loyolan.

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