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RAVE - Text message alerts and more
Columbus State has a text message alert system called Rave Mobile Safety, so sign up your cell today to receive these alerts.
You won't be getting commercials. We're using it for emergencies on campus and snow days only.
And the system is more than just text messages. You can also send it to your home email, or get voice messages to your home phone.
The video to the right will show you how to sign up, or you can just visit the Rave Mobile Safety site. Once you get there, just sign in with your regular Columbus State username and password.
(The system is free to students, although your mobile carrier may charge for texts.)
Other great features
The Virtual Escort feature allows you to tell Public Safety when you're walking across campus, so they will know your destination and expected time of arrival.
Watch the video at right for a better explanation of this cool new feature.
Keep in mind, it’s important to know the parking lot number if you are walking to your car. More importantly, if you’re in a large parking lot or the parking garage, it will help to know what part of the lot you or going to or what floor of the garage where your car is located.
Using the system, you can also send a text message to Public Safety to report suspicious activity. Watch this video for how the feature works. (As in the past, you may also continue to reach them 24/7 at 614-287-2525. For emergencies you should still dial 911.)
Click here to read our Frequently Asked Questions.
About the System
While GPS features on some cell phones can provide a general location, it’s vital for subscribers using Rave Guardian to give specific locations in the virtual escort voice message or when speaking with 911 and campus police dispatchers.