University Park IL,
15
January
2019
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08:02 PM
America/Chicago

GSU Launches LiveSafe Mobile App

Governors State University’s safe campus just got safer with a LiveSafe mobile app that puts safety at the fingertips of students, staff, and faculty.

Beginning January 22, LiveSafe will allow the Jaguar community to communicate with individuals and departments on campus, including Public Safety and Prairie Place, to report safety tips, provide real-time virtual escorts, and access emergency resources.

“The LiveSafe app provides students, faculty, and staff with a direct connection to campus safety. Its easy-to-use features help you stay safe every day and enable University Police to better protect you,’’ said James McGee, Director of Public Safety and Chief of Police.

LiveSafe’s four handy features scale up to allow the university to broadcast emergency notifications to the community while allowing individuals to report 12 categories of concerning activity to department or other users.

GPS-enabled features empower users quick access to emergency help, and a Security Escort feature allows Campus Safety to escort users via dashboard mapping.

A popular feature, SafeWalk, allows users to watch in real time map as friends travel to their destination.

Learn more about the app and down load it here.

In the coming weeks, the university will launch contests and activities to promote the use of the mobile app that helps students take responsibility for their own safety.

The university was recognized for its efforts to create a secure campus in 2015.

The Annual Security and Fire Report, a publication of information and statistics required by federal law, named it among the safest campuses in the state. The same year, GSU was honored again that same year when it was ranked 8th in the 50 Safest Colleges in America for schools with at least 5,000 students by BackgroundChecks.org, a website devoted to public safety and knowledge.