Through the hustle and bustle of the year, it is important to remember to stay safe. If you haven’t heard of the TigerSafe app yet, you should know about it. TigerSafe is Public Safety’s official campus safety app. It has a variety of actually useful features you can use in times of uncertainty or emergencies on campus. Download now and make sure you enable push notifications to receive app updates.
TigerSafe News Feed
The TigerSafe News Feed posts updates about anything important that is happening on campus. This can be very useful in case of emergency situations.
These are direct links to emergency and non-emergency lines including Public Safety and 911. These links are especially helpful in case you don’t have these phone numbers saved in your phone.
BlueLights have been established around college campuses all over as a safety precaution. The TigerSafe app has its own Mobile BlueLight. Press the blue button on the app to alert Public Safety of your emergency. If you have your location enabled on the app, they will come to you.
To contact Public Safety for non-emergency support such as a vehicle jumpstart, room lockout, noise complaint, etc. fill out the form under Request Assistance and an Officer will be dispatched to assist you.
Those late library nights are about to start coming more and more often. Although RIT is perfectly safe, you might want to have a friend keep an eye on you as you’re walking home late at night to feel more comfortable. Go to the Friend Walk section of the app to share your location with a friend so they can watch and make sure you reach your destination.
If you see something, you need to say something - but where? This feature includes a Say Something Hotline and a Real Time Hotline Chat with Public Safety. This feature is fully confidential. If you are concerned by something you see on campus, it is always better to be safe and report it than be sorry later.
In your Safety Toolbox, you have the ability to:
· Chat with Public Safety in case of a situation.
· Use “I’m OK!” button to write a quick note and send your location to your friends and family in case of an emergency situation.
· Share your location on a map with a friend in case they need to know your whereabouts.
· Check your Notification History.
· Turn on your phone’s flashlight.
This is handy for everyday occurrences or in times of emergency. This campus map is an easy way to find all things on campus, including parking lots and buildings.
If you or a friend is struggling and need support, there is a full list of resources directly on the app. Even if you don’t need these resources today, it may come in handy in the future.
Download the TigerSafe app to your phone today!
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