There is a new app for smart phones for students taking courses at SIUE can use to help ensure their own personal safety. The Rave Guardian Personal Safety App allows students to easily send out an alert if they think they are in danger. It also allows students to set a safety timer that alerts some one that you trust if you are away from your phone for longer than you planned.

Executive Director of University Marketing and Communications at SIUE Doug McIlhagga tells The Big Z why this app is good for the well being of students.

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He also says that this is different than the e-lert system already in place in that it allows faculty and students to not only receive notifications but also to send them. Those using the app can also send pictures of what they are alerting if a dangerous situation should arise.

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